Rustic Spinach Potato Curry

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This “Rustic Spinach Potato Curry” is one of my go-to curries when I want that extra something, that comfort with just simple rice or bhakri (sorghum flatbread).

I love spinach actually I love all green, leafy vegetables, I can live on them! I reckon leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek they adapt flavours so well. For this flavourful Rustic Spinach Curry, I added some spices like nigella seeds, fennel seeds some of my favourites spices and drizzled some chilli butter on the top. Trust me you will love all these delicious flavours in this dish and it is so easy to make.

I usually serve this “Rustic Spinach Potato Curry” with bhakri (sorghum flatbread) or rotis but it also goes really well with just simple plain rice with ghee.

Now to make this curry I used my “Golden Ghee” and mustard oil but if you wish to keep it vegan you can just use the mustard oil. But my golden ghee gives this dish that extra flavour so do give it a try!

A tip: I like to garnish this curry with tempering. I make this tempering just before I serve this curry so it doesn’t become too pungent and gives a burnt taste.

So this is how you make this delicious dish!

Rustic Spinach Potato Curry
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Rustic Spinach Potato Curry

Rustic Spinach Potato Curry is perfect with flakey parathas and rice.
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Keyword Potatoes, Rustic Spinach Potato Curry, Spinach
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Gayatri Singh


  • Cast iron wok or heavy-bottomed pot
  • A small pan for tempering


  • 1 bunch or 3 cups spinch roughly chopped
  • 3 boiled potatoes large diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 3 cloves garlic roughly crushed
  • 1 or 2 small tomatoes diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yoghurt
  • 120 ml or half cup coconut milk
  • 2 or to taste red chilli padi or green chilli sliced
  • 2 tbsp coriander ands stalks finely chopped
  • 1 tsp or to taste red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp or to taste black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 each bay leaf, cinnamon stick and a few peppercorns
  • 1 tsp mixed fennel and nigella seeds
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for tempering:

  • 2 tsp golden ghee or butter
  • 1 dried and fresh red chilli sliced
  • 1 clove garlic roughly crushed
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder


Instructions for curry:

  • Heat mustard oil, add in the whole spices mentioned above with garlic cloves. Saute for a minute and add in the coriander with stalks, saute for 2 minutes till the garlic is golden brown.
  • Add in the shallots and onion with chillies and turmeric powder. Saute for 5 minutes or till the onion is golden brown. Add in the spice powders and ½ of the tomatoes, cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Now add in the yoghurt, keep stirring it so it doesn’t break. Cook till the tomatoes and yoghurt is properly cooked. Add in the potatoes, saute till the potatoes are nicely coated with this mixture.
  • Now add the spinach, cover the pan for a minute to wilt it. Add in the coconut milk with some water and rest of the tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes. Pour the temparing over the curry and serve hot with whatever you fancy!

Instructions for tempering:

  • Heat ghee, add in the garlic and let it become golden. Add in the chillies and let them become a bit crispy, make sure the flame is low so they don’t burn. Turn the gas off and add red chilli powder and asafoetida. Pour this temparing over the curry just before serving.

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  • Reply Senguttuvan 2019-07-07 at 20:53

    Looks totally different and yummy. Gonna try this and will revert. Sengut2006

    • Reply Gayatri Singh 2019-07-09 at 00:37

      Thank you so much, do definitely let me know when you try.

  • Reply Dimple 2020-02-16 at 11:35

    How many people does this serve?

    • Reply Gayatri Singh 2020-02-16 at 23:29

      4 or 5 people.

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