Spinach Curry

My mum makes this curry using frozen spinach. Mum said in Sri Lanka her family would use fresh spinach bought at the markets. So either can be used. For me, frozen spinach is convenient and easy.

This curry will usually be one of many dishes, however I think it’s tasty enough to eat on it’s own with something like a (frozen) parotha – which can be bought at spice shops.


  • 1 box of frozen spinach thawed
  • 1/2 a medium onion chopped
  • 2-3 red or green chillies chopped
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 cup milk or soy milk
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 lime/lemon juiced
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or more if you like salt). I would use 1/2 tsp
  1. Heat oil and saute the onions till the onion just starts to turn golden.
  2. Add the mustard seeds, chillies and curry leaves and fry for about minute.
  3. Add the spinach and milk (soy) and cook for another minute.
  4. Remove from stove. Add the yogurt, lime/lemon juice.
  5. Serve.

9 thoughts on “Spinach Curry

    • Thank you VA. There are definitely more coming. I have only just started. If there is anything you want me to make – please let me know. B

    • Hi V.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Are you after a curry or a sambol type dish – which is more drier?

      My mum makes both.

      I will post it for you by this weekend. I think it’s the same recipe as a potato curry/sambol.


  1. Hi Brami,

    Thank you very much for posting this. Found this while literally craving for it and having some frech spinach in the fridge without the recipe lol.It is therefore much appreciated.

    Dou you know how to make spiced potato curry, similar to the Indian Bombay potatoes but it is more Sri Lankan Tamil style…very smooth, soft and fluffy.

    Thanks a lot!!

    • Hi Sasi, thanks for checking out MTK. I don’t know how to make the Spiced Potato Curry, but my mum def will.

      I would like to do a few recipes this weekend, and not sure your on is on the list. So I will back to you asap.

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