Spinach & Coconut Masala

This a delicious and easy to make curry. It costs about €6 to make, feeds 3-4 people and will leave you looking for more! It is packed with fibre and loads of  nutrition. 


3 chopped scallions

1 red pepper/ if don’t like pepper us courgette

1.5 tablespoon oil

1 x 400g tin of chickpeas

1 x 400g of mixed beans

1 x 400ml tin of full fat coconut milk

100g baby spinach 

juice of ½ a lime


1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon coriander seeds

2 cloves of garlic

a thumb-size piece of ginger

½ a red chili

a bunch of fresh coriander (50g)

1 heaped teaspoon garam masala

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1.5 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon tomato puree

1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes

To serve with

2 tablespoons soy/ coconut  yoghurt

Handful of cashew nuts

chilli flakes


  • In a dry frying pan, put in the cumin and coriander seeds and fry for 3-5 minutes on high heat until the cumin seeds start to pop, stir regularly. Peel the garlic and ginger.
  • To make your paste, blend together the garlic, ginger, chilli, the stalks from the fresh coriander, garam masala, smoked paprika, salt, tomato puree, the toasted cumin and coriander seeds as well as the tin of chopped tomatoes in a blender until smooth.
  • Chop the scallions into small slices, cut the pepper/ courgette into small bite-sized pieces and fry on high heat until it starts to brown, for about 5 mins. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and beans. Add the beans & chickpeas, coconut milk and paste and bring to the boil, reduce heat and leave simmer for 5 mins. Add the spinach, lime juice. 
  • Garnish with cashew nuts and chilli flakes and enjoy!

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