My Potato, Pea & Spinach Curry

I love making curries, cardamon is a favourite of mine and it never disappoints – I kept this curry simple from the point of view of spice flavours, as I wanted the mingling of the curry powder and the cardamon to marry and produce a satisfying flavour that tastes great with homemade wholemeal roti or poppadoms a little basmati rice, and may be a little chutney and a tomato and raw onion salad.  It’s easy to make and very gratifying.  I hope you enjoy as much as we do here at home.


  • 5 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger
  • 2 medium sized potatoes cooked until soft in the microwave
  • 1 cup frozen petit pois
  • 2 cups frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 tsp hot curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp cardamon powder
  • 4 cardamon pods
  • 1 tsp tikka paste
  • 2 tbsps golden sultanas
  • 1½ cups water
  • salt to taste


Place the onion, garlic and ginger in a food processor and process until all is pretty much very finely processed.  Meanwhile, in a non stick casserole pour the oil and heat up for a minute or so and then add the onion mixture, do this on a low to medium heat, now add the spices and mix.  If you have prepared your potatoes beforehand, which I advise, cut each potato into 4 or 5 pieces and add to the casserole and mix so the potatoes soak up the lovely flavours from the spices.  Now add the tikka paste and mix for a further few minutes – now add the remaining ingredients and lower the heat further – add the water little by little and cover every time you do so.  Now cook on a low heat for around 30 minutes.  Serve with rice etc.  Do enjoy this.

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  1. This sounds lovely. Many of the really good curry recipes are a nightmare to make but this one seems like the perfect balance. I’ll give it a try.

  2. Thanks for that – I can assure you it’s well worth the try – just hope you enjoy it.

  3. Andrea Pellegrini

    Finally a recipe for curry that I can understand!
    It’s on the menu for tomorrow!

  4. That’s great and hope you enjoy the curry tomorrow. All the best, and Bon Appetite in advance.

  5. Andrea Pellegrini

    (sneak taste before girls get here!!!LOL They’ll never believe I made it myself, so I’m giving them the site details.)

  6. Hi there again Andrea, hope you all had a good one – look forward to your feedback and the girl’s too) – it was certainly a winner when I made it, with empty plates all round, and hands up for seconds! I must post up some more curries !

  7. Thank you, very useful. I wasnt really a big fan of Spinach for many years (ok, that’s a total lie, I hated the stuff), but after shacking up with a vegan I kind of had to put up with it, and have gradually come to totally love the stuff. Spinach curry is now my absolute favouritest!

  8. Glad you found it to be very useful – I will be posting other recipes that include spinach – it is so very versatile and what’s more, it’s full of vitamins too !

  9. HI…Urgently needed some tasty easy to follow recipes, and for a dinner am hosting on Fri…you most certainly saved me as i can understand it all and looks super delicious…thanks for sharing!!

  10. Thanks for your comment Eva – hope the dinner goes well. Miriam.

  11. This was easy to prepare and I loved the raisins in there! Another great recipe 🙂

  12. Glad you enjoyed this Rose – yes, the raisins are a great touch ! Thanks for your great comments too !

  13. Van Pittsenbargar

    Thank you for this wonderfully easy recipe which blends curry with my favorite veggies. What a treat for my unsuspecting family! Many thanks.

  14. Van Hi there, glad you think this curry to be wonderful and to your taste with the ingredients. You enjoy and let me know how things go ! Cheers to you !

  15. michelle cottage

    Thank you. This was delicious, very quick and easy to make and enjoyed by the whole family. Yum!

  16. Hi Michelle, sounds like a ‘win – win’ situation to me. Great that all the family liked it and yes, it is very easy to make ! Cheers to you !

  17. I love all your recipes – thanks for this one – gonna try it out tonight!!

  18. Elsje Hi there – and welcome. Thanks for that – I sure look forward to your comment on this ! Cheers to you !

  19. MMM Miriam, another delicious curry recipe! Thanks for sharing, I’ll give it a try this weekend…

  20. Alma Hi there and thanks for dropping by – I do look forward to your feedback on this dish and hope you really enjoy it too ! Cheers to you.

  21. This looks amazing! What is in tikka paste?

  22. I really look forward to trying this, but need a little clarification please. I am unfamiliar with tikka paste, is it the same thing as curry paste? I am also unfamiliar with what petit pois is. Silly U.S. resident, LOL!

  23. It was delicious..thank you!

  24. Really enjoyed your potato, pea and spinach curry. Cooked it last night; the flavours worked well with basmati rice (our favourite with curry). Best wishes and keep up the good work!! 🙂

  25. Lisa Hi there and welcome here – glad that this was enjoyed and hope you enjoy many more of my recipes. Your comments and feedback are always welcome here. Cheers to you in the meantime.

  26. Janice Hi there, welcome to my site and thanks so very much for dropping by with your feedback on this curry – I am delighted that you really enjoyed it and hope to hear back from you with more feedback/comments on some other recipes. If you love curries (as I do) then do try my other ones in the category section, I think you will love them. Cheers to you in the meantime.

  27. Michelle Hi there and thanks for popping by with your comment, here are some links which I hope will be useful for you to see how to make a tikka paste yourself and/or what it looks like if you are purchasing (asian shops should sell this).

    Petite pois are small green peas – here is a link for more details

    Hope this helps – let me know how it all goes as and when. Cheers to you !


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