Speedy lamb & spinach curry

Speedy lamb & spinach curry

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 mins


Serves 4
The perfect recipe for a quick curry fix, use a tender cut of meat than can be stir-fried instead of stewed

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal205
  • fat15g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre2g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.66g
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  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 200g lean lamb steak, cubed



    A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and sliced



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 2 tbsp mild curry paste
  • 225g can chopped tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 160ml can coconut cream
  • 100g bag baby spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • ½ a 20g pack coriander, chopped (about 1 tbsp)


  1. Dry-fry the cumin seeds for about 20 secs in a wok, then add half the oil and stir-fry the lamb for about 1 min until browned, but not cooked all the way through. Tip onto a plate.

  2. Add the rest of the oil to the wok, then stir-fry the pepper and chilli for a couple of mins until softened. Stir in the curry paste, tomatoes and coconut cream with half a can (from the tomatoes) of water, then simmer for about 5 mins until saucy. Add the lamb, spinach and coriander, stir until the spinach has wilted, then serve with basmati rice.

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jaded84's picture
1st May, 2020
Nise quick curry but too water. Next time will not add the half cup of water
25th Feb, 2012
Just cooked this so fast gorge and did not taste fatty husband LOVED it. But in future will cook in the morning and leave to stand all day
1st Aug, 2010
very nice recipe, my husband loved it and it was quick and easy to make. we used red chili and red curry paste because we like it more spicy.
Frantic Flapjack
3rd Dec, 2009
Very good, quick and a lovely basic curry sauce to add anything you want to.
26th Oct, 2009
Very quick but rather bland. Not sure what to add to it for next time..
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