August 19, 2019

Potato and spinach curry

Serving potato and spinach curry.

A flavorful vegetarian curry dish made with Indian spices, yellow potatoes, and fresh spinach. This curry is a delicious way to enjoy potatoes and a meatless meal.
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Today is National Potato Day! I'm celebrating the humble, versatile, and delicious potato with this new curry recipe along with a bunch of new recipes from some of my food blogger friends (see the bottom of the post for more tasty potato recipes). 

I love potatoes -- any color and any kind of potatoes are always welcome in my kitchen.

I have been really craving some Indian food lately, so when I was trying to decide what to make with potatoes, I started thinking about a curry. This curry is similar to Aloo Palak, an Indian curry dish of potatoes and spinach.

I say similar because I'm definitely not making authentic Indian cuisine, but trying to recreate dishes that I like with ingredients and spices I can get easily. I love all the warm spices that are found in Indian curry dishes.

This curry dish can be served with Basmati rice or naan bread. I served it with naan and some simple sliced cucumbers. I made our pretty mild because we are also feeding toddlers in our house, but you can add more chili flakes and a chopped chile for a hotter dish.

Serving bowl of potato and spinach curry.

Yield: 4 servings

Potato and Spinach Curry

A flavorful vegetarian curry dish made with Indian spices, yellow potatoes, and fresh spinach. This curry is a delicious way to enjoy potatoes and a meatless meal.


for the curry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • 3 medium/large yellow/golden potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 oz. bag baby spinach, finely chopped
for the yogurt sauce
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • juice of half a lemon
  • dash of salt


How to cook Potato and Spinach Curry

  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and a good pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until the onion begins to turn translucent.
  2. Stir in the garlic through chili flakes and cook for another minute, stirring. Stir in the potatoes. Stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes, just until the potatoes are picking up some of the spices.
  3. Add one cup of water and bring to a boil. Add a good pinch of salt. Reduce to a low boil, cover, and cook until the potatoes are almost fork tender. Stir in the spinach. Continue to cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender and the spinach is cooked.
  4. While the potatoes cook, stir together the yogurt sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate until serving.
  5. If your curry gets too dry, add another 1/4-1/2 cup water. Season with salt as needed.
  6. Serve hot and top with a dollop of the yogurt sauce, if desired.
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I hope you give this curry a try! Let me know in the comments below.

Serving potato and spinach curry with naan bread.

Happy National Potato Day!

Thank you to Valentina from The Baking Fairy for organizing this event! Check out all of the delicious potato recipes we made for the occasion:
Banh Mi Potato Skins by The Spiffy Cookie  
Baked Tornado Potatoes by For The Love of Food  
Brunede Kartofler (Danish Caramel Potatoes) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Campfire Potatoes by Our Good Life  
Chutneywale Aloo by Food Trails  
Gnocchi with Sage and Sausage by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures  
Hearty Beef and Potato Soup by Tip Garden
Individual Pommes Anna by A Day in the Life on the Farm  
Loaded Mac and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potatoes by Big Bear’s Wife  
Paleo Zuppa Toscana by Frugal & Fit  
Potato and Spinach Curry by Savory Moments  
Potato Dinner Rolls by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes by Cheese Curd in Paradise
Spinach Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce by The Baking Fairy


  1. It looks like a very satisfying and tasty meal!

  2. I love the sound of this potato spinach curry!! Curry is one of my favorite things to make at home, too. You can't beat a creamy, comforting dish. I'll be adding this to my menu!!

  3. What a lovely recipe to present potatoes in a very tasty way! Your Potato and Spinach Curry is a wonderful dish - very appropriate for those late August days...
    How nice that your toddlers get to taste veggies in such delicious ways!

  4. Mmmm! I don't usually like curry, but this looks delicious. I know my family will love it.

  5. I love the flavors in this dish! Curry and potatoes belong together.

  6. Spinach and potato are delicious together. And potato curry is a family favorite. I will definitely have to try this soon.

  7. I am all about meatless meals--this one sounds perfect for my savory curry cravings!! Putting it on my to-make list!

  8. What a delicious curry! I love potatoes in my curry because the soak up all the delicious flavors!

  9. Potatoes are my favorite ingredient when it comes to Indian cooking. Of course potatoes are my favorite ingredient when it comes to a LOT of different cuisines. :-) Anyway, love the flavors in this -- good stuff. Thanks!

  10. We love curry! can't wait to try this one out!

  11. I need to start making curry dishes at home and this is a good done to start with. I order something like it when we go out and eat Indian and love it. Yours looks just like what I order.

  12. One of our favorite dishes with spinach. Love to have it with Chapatis!!

  13. Curry is a comfort food to me. This looks so delicious. I am adding it to the must make list.

  14. I love curry but have never had one like this. Looks great!

  15. I love to try this out. This potato spinach curry looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  16. This recipe of potato and spinach curry looks so great! I would sure like to give it a try once.


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