Mushroom, Spinach & Chickpea Curry

Mushroom, Spinach & Chickpea Curry - Fab Food 4 All

I love curry as does my family and it really doesn’t have to be a long drawn out affair when you just want a quick and nutritious meal on a week night. I came up with this recipe recently after one of my bargain shops. Having a carrier bag of mushrooms bought for 3p and a bag of spinach for 1p it just seemed obvious to make a Mushroom, Spinach and Chickpea Curry with added ingredients from my cupboard. I always have a box of Coconut Milk powder on the go as it is a far cheaper way of making coconut milk and lasts ages too (find it in the World Food Aisle if you haven’t discovered this marvel for yourself yet.) There’s also a pretty good selection of world food ingredients to be had from the freezer in your local supermarket and that’s where I recently picked up the frozen garlic and ginger blocks (also reduced) which make life so much easier!

Mushroom, Spinach & Chickpea Curry - Fab Food 4 All

Mushroom, Spinach & Chickpea Curry - Fab Food 4 All

My family loved this vegetarian curry which we had with some vegetable samosas, rice and mango chutney. Why not enjoy if for a #MeatFreeMonday? We seem to be having a lot more vegetarian dishes these days and no-one says “where’s the meat?” any more!


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A super tasty, fuss free Mushroom, Spinach and Chickpea Curry suitable for vegetarians and vegans:-)
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 3 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 2 Onions, medium, finely diced
  • 1 Frozen ginger & garlic block (or 3 crushed garlic cloves + 1 tbsp grated ginger)
  • 2 tbsp Tandoori curry powder
  • 420g Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 x 400g Tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g Tin chickpeas in water
  • 240g Baby spinach
  • 175 mls Coconut milk (made with 3 tbsp coconut milk powder & 175 mls warm water)
  • 2 Pinches of salt
  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and ginger/garlic and fry on a low to medium heat until the onions are golden, stirring occassionally (about 10 minutes).
  2. Add the curry powder and fry for a minute.
  3. Then add the mushrooms and fry until cooked through and any liquid evaporated.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, coconut milk and salt, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes under a lid.
  5. Add the chickpeas and baby spinach and heat through for a few minutes until the leaves have wilted.
  6. Serve with rice, vegetable samosa and mango chutney. Enjoy!

Mushroom, Spinach & Chickpea Curry - Fab Food 4 All

If you’d like some more vegetarian curry inspiration why not check out these recipes from fellow bloggers:

Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry – The Foodie Couple
Swiss Chard & New Potato Dhal – The Veg Space
Butternut Squash & Black Bean Dopiaza – Hungry Healthy Happy
Peanut Butter Chickpea Curry – Amuse Your Bouche
Sweet Potato Curry, Spinach optional – Kavey Eats
Roasted Pumpkin Red Thai Curry – Recipes from a Pantry
Butternut Squash & Coconut Curry – Supper in the Suburbs
Egg, Leek & Potato Curry – Fab Food 4 All

As this dish was so thrifty I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch which I am hosting this month and run with Fuss Free Flavours. Then I’m entering it into the No Waste Food Challenge over at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary, Extra Veg over at Utterly Scrummy which is co-hosted by Fuss Free Flavours and finally into Meat Free Mondays over at Tinned Tomatoes!

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  1. Amy Fidler

    Looks delicious x ideal for family get together’s x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy, it really is lush:-)

  2. Christine


    Had this tonight and it was super tasty, however have a bit left over and wondered if it could be frozen?

    1. Camilla

      Hi Christine I have never frozen it so couldn’t say how it freezes, I would just reheat it and have the rest for lunch or dinner the following day.

  3. Jayne Sullivan

    This looks so good. A nice change from my usual Sweet Potato based recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jayne:-)

  4. Jenny Paulin

    this is right top my mushroom and curry loving street! pinned it for a later date x

    1. Camilla

      Great Jenny, so pleased to hear that:-)

  5. Lisa Williams

    fantastic this would be ace to give the family a break from the leftover turkey once the sandwiches start getting boring!

  6. Paul Wilson

    Looks like a very healthy curry.

  7. Paul Wilson

    Great idean for a curry.

  8. Helen Thurston

    Never understood why some people think vegan food is boring – they’ve obviously never tried this! So quick and easy to make as well.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, it’s become so popular:-)

  9. olivia Kirby

    looks a great Meat free Monday recipe!

  10. Kirsty

    This is on my menu for this week!! Thanks for the recipe x

    1. Camilla

      Great Kirsty:-)

  11. Jacqueline Roberts

    Does look so yummy

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jacqueline:-)

  12. Ursula Hunt

    Also great with a little chicken added to pamper to my husband’s carnivore needs

    1. Camilla

      LOL Ursula:-)

  13. Maria Hackett

    I love curries, this is mouth-watering!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maria:-)

  14. Julie Carwardine

    I’m a huge curry fan, (probably why I’m huge) and this ticks all the right boxes. I only eat meat occasionally and this sounds lovely! xxx

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thanks Julie:-)

  15. Darrell

    All my favourite flavours in one dish. Will certainly be trying this. Thanks for postinh this great recipe

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Darrell, do let me know what you think, remember you can tailor the heat to your requirements as this is a mild curry:-)

  16. Maya Russell

    I like this curry as I love spinach and chickpeas. Good for your iron levels.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, especially if you wash it down with some Vitamin C eg a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice:-)

  17. alicia roberts

    Stunning looking veggie curry!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Alicia:-)

  18. Jacqueline Roberts

    Love this

  19. Sina

    This sounds so delicious, Camilla! 🙂 I’ll definitely try this!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sina, do let me know what you think:-

  20. Ursula Hunt

    Great vegetable curry,it is nice to have a tasty dish without meat for a change

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ursula, it really is!

  21. Jacqueline Meldrum

    Great dish Camilla. Thanks for submiting it to Meat Free Mondays. I have featured it, stumbled it, pinned it and tweeted it 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Jacqueline – you’ll turn us veggie yet!

  22. Heather Haigh

    Oh my, what a great combination of flavours – it looks divine.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Heather:-)

  23. Barbara

    I love all the ingredients and am vegetarian so I tried this tonight and I have to say I found it a bit bland. If I try it again I will up the spice content. Thanks for the powdered coconut milk tip though. Not available in my local supermarkets but will look out for it when I’m in a bigger one.

    1. Camilla

      That’s strange Barbara, maybe it depends on the brand and age of your Tandoori curry powder but as with all dishes as Nigel Slater says a recipe is just a starting place so by all means add what you like to make it to your taste:-) Tesco is where I buy the Maggie Coconut Milk Powder but I’ve seen it elsewhere too.

  24. Joanne T Ferguson

    I love a good curry! Yours looks healthy and delicious! Pinned and shared!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Joanne – it was delicious:-)

  25. Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Ah! Nothing smells as good as curry cooking in the kitchen! This looks lovely and I love how easy it is to make! Beautiful!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Patricia, yes on a week night you really just want to keep things nice and simple:-)

  26. Emily

    This looks really yummy. I love veggie curries especially with spinach xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily:-)

  27. Elizabeth

    This is proper comfort food, this! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth:-)

  28. Kavey

    I’m such a fan of chickpea curry, it’s a staple in North India and my mum’s is simple but so tasty.

    1. Camilla

      Yes I’m sure your mum’s is divine:-)

  29. Leisel S

    This sounds really good, and I’m not even a fan of chickpeas. I assume they’d take in all the curry flavor?

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure they do absorb a lot of it but have never really stopped to think LOL as we all love chickpeas but they do disappear into the curry flavour.

  30. Debi @ Life Currents

    This looks great! Perfect summer dinner that’s filled with flavors while not being heavy! Lovely.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Debi, yes we’re loving lighter veggie based meal right now:-)

  31. christine

    Sounds so flavorful. I love all the little shortcuts you have w/ the frozen items and the powdered coconut milk!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Christine, yes it makes things so much quicker:-)

  32. peter @feedyoursoultoo

    I love curry in anything. This looks so tasty and flavorful.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Peter, it really was:-)

  33. Ursula Hunt

    This looks very tasty

  34. Ceri

    Very thrifty indeed, and looks like you had this on a glorious summer day – the light on that curry!. I’m most definitely a fan of the red sticker aisle in the supermarket at the end of the day! I’m finding myself eat more vegetarian food too these days. Loving it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ceri, luckily it’s quite sunny here on and off and all these dinner shots are being taken at about 7pm onwards so just catching the last of the sun before it disappears:-)

  35. Mary

    I love curry, but I’ve never tried to make it. This recipe looks simple enough, I’m going to look for powdered coconut milk at the grocery store today, I think I have the rest of the ingredients. If I can’t find it in powdered form can I used canned coconut milk?

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Mary! Of course you can use canned coconut milk:-)

  36. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    This looks fab but mostly I can’t stop thinking about coconut milk powder and where I might get my hands on some! How did I not know about it till now?!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, the brand is Maggi and it’s in a bright yellow box! I get mine in Tesco but pretty sure other supermarkets sell it too:-)

  37. sarah

    I love reading about your bargain buys! Sadly I haven’t managed to bag anything for 1p yet. 🙁 But I always think of you when I’m out hunting haha. I said to my partner “Im trying to do a Camilla” and he’s like…”who’s Camilla?!”. Well he knows now. 😉

    Never knew you could get coconut powder, I’ve very intrigued by this. Usually we’d only buy coconut milk from our local Asian supermarket, which is quite far from where we live. On my shopping list. 🙂

    Curry sounds delicious. Pinned/Stumbled/Yummed.

    1. Camilla

      You gave me a chuckle Sarah, lovely to know I’m having an impact on your life LOL:-) I’ve bigged up dried coconut milk before but decided it was time to wave the flag again as I just get so bemused by all those expensive tins and blocks when the powdered stuff does the job so well! Finger’s crossed for some ultra bargains coming your way soon!

  38. Munchies and Munchkins

    Yum. Perfect for meat free monday – will add to my meal plan! X

    1. Camilla

      Yay Becky, glad you like it:-)

  39. Janice

    Love the sun shining on your super-thrifty curry. It looks totally delicious and full of ingredients I love.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice, yes the sun makes such a difference:-)

  40. Ciara (My Fussy Eater)

    This looks delicious. I’ve never tried coconut milk powder before but will definitely look out for it. Sounds like a great store cupboard staple!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ciara! Oh yes, haven’t bought a tin of coconut milk since discovering it:-)

  41. Kate | The Veg Space

    Yum! This looks really delish, just my kind of food, (especially with a cheeky samosa or seven). Thanks for linking to my swiss chard dhal!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, yes samosas are fab:-)

  42. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I love quick curries like this, especially when they have chickpeas in them. Hanks for linking to my recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Danni, a pleasure:-)

  43. Roz @ The Foodie Couple Blog

    This looks like a delicious curry. I find curries are a way to really inc my veg intake so try and cook one a week – will def try this one out. thanks for including my recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Roz, do let me know what you think:-)

  44. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    This looks delish! I love making homemade curries – I bet some people think they’re tricky, but they can be so quick and easy to make! And especially good served with those samosas, yummy 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, yes you don’t have to mix you own spices necessarily when you just want a quick midweek meal:-)

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