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Cauliflower, potato and spinach curry

12 May 2016

A simple and delicious vegetable curry that's packed with flavour.

Cauliflower and potato curry
A delicious and easy vegetable curry

Preparation time

15 minutes

Cooking time

45 minutes




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 x 227g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into medium chunks
  • ½ medium lemon, zest only
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 90g spinach
  • 10g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 large wholemeal chapati


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Heat the oil in deep-sided frying pan over a medium heat.

Add the onion and garlic, cooking for 10 minutes until soft.

Add the ginger, turmeric and curry powder. Cook for 1 minute until the spices become darker and fragrant.

Stir in the tomatoes and then add the cauliflower, potato and lemon zest.

Cover the pan and leave to cook for 30 minutes, adding a little water as necessary, although this curry should be fairly dry.

Take the curry off the heat and season to taste with a little salt and pepper. (Please note: many curry powders already contain salt.)

Stir through the spinach until it wilts, then add the coriander.

Serve with wholemeal chapati.

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