Spinach and Egg Curry Recipe

spinach and egg curry

Recipe for Spinach and Egg Curry submitted by Madcat

This is the basic recipe I use.  The coconut milk gives this simple curry a great depth of flavour and adds an appealing edge of sweetness that mellows out the hotter flavours. Serves four to six.

Ingredients for Spinach and Egg Curry:

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, peeled, halved and finely sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2-3 green chillies, sliced (remove the seeds and membrane if you don’t like it too hot)
  • 5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp korma or other curry powder
  • 400g tin coconut milk, or reconstituted coconut milk powder
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 3 handfuls lentils (100 to 140 grams)
  • 6 eggs
  • 300g baby spinach or roughly torn chard leaves (without the stalks) or tops off beetroot or anything dark green, strong flavoured and easy to wilt
  • Juice of 1 small lemon or a healthy splash of lemon juice
  • 1 big handful fresh coriander, tough stalks removed, leaves chopped
  • 30g almonds, toasted

Method for Spinach and Egg Curry:

  1. In a large saucepan, warm the oil over a medium heat and sweat the onions with a pinch of salt until they soften and turn golden – about 15 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, chillies and ginger, and fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Stir in the curry powder, cook for a minute, add the coconut milk, lentils and stock, season and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Put the eggs in a pan of warm water, bring to a simmer and cook for five minutes. Drain, put them in a bowl of cold water for a couple of minutes, then peel.
  5. Add the eggs and spinach to the curry – put on the lid for the first minute, to encourage the spinach to wilt – and simmer gently for five minutes.
  6. Stir in the lemon juice and half the chopped coriander, and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Heat for only as long as it takes to warm the eggs through.
  7. Top with the rest of the coriander and toasted almonds, and serve with basmati rice.
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