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curry for kids with hidden spinach by Sneaky Veg

Easy spinach curry sauce for kids

Mandy Mazliah
This easy spinach curry sauce recipe is a great one to make for kids. With a portion of hidden veg already included you simply add potatoes and your favourite veg for a great vegetarian dinner.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • A heaped tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 onions peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • A large thumb-sized piece of ginger chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • Chilli powder optional, to taste
  • 800 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • Salt optional, to taste
  • A large handful of spinach leaves washed and roughly shredded


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the cumin seeds. Fry over a medium heat until they're starting to brown. Add the onion. Cook for a few minutes, stirring well, then turn the heat to low and cover for 10 minutes until softened. Stir halfway.
  • Turn the heat back to medium, then add the garlic, ginger, herbs and spices. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer away for 15-20 minutes. This is a great dish to make in advance by the way because the flavours only get better with time - so make it in the afternoon for dinner, or the day before.
  • Once the sauce has slightly thickened add the garam masala, salt (if using) and spinach leaves. Heat through until the spinach has wilted then blend the sauce using a stick blender. This last part isn't essential if you don't mind the spinach leaves showing.
  • Serve with your favourite curry ingredients, rice and/or bread. I usually add 2 potatoes, chopped and boiled, 2 carrots, chopped and boiled and a large handful of peas.
Keyword spinach curry
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