Mushroom Spinach Curry

Mushroom Spinach CurryI enjoy sharing all my recipes with you, but the ones that make me proudest are those quick weeknight dishes that take minutes to throw together, but taste incredible.This spinach-mushroom curry is such a recipe. It takes a minimum of ingredients, is super-nutritious, and tastes great with either rice or chapatis or even any storebought bread.Since it is a weeknight, I’ll stay off the rambling. Enjoy, everyone, and a happy Tamil new year to all!

Mushroom Spinach Curry


Mushroom-Spinach Curry
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Easy Mushroom-Spinach Curry
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup sliced button mushrooms (can use crimini)
  • ½ 16-oz package of frozen, chopped spinach, thawed (thaw in microwave if pressed for time). If using fresh spinach, use about 4 cups chopped.
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder (I will post a recipe for this soon, but for now I am using some my sis-in-law made for me. You can use store-bought curry powder here too)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add the onions and saute on medium heat until brown spots appear.
  3. Add the sambar powder and stir in.
  4. Add the mushrooms, stir until they start to soften.
  5. Add the spinach and stir until well mixed.
  6. Add ¼ cup of water and cook until the vegetables are tender, a few minutes.
  7. Add salt to taste and coconut milk.
  8. Stir thoroughly and take off the heat.
  9. Enjoy!

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36 thoughts on “Mushroom Spinach Curry

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    April 13, 2009 at 11:31pm

    That looks super delicious Vaishali! I wish I could grab that bowl for dinner tonight.

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    April 13, 2009 at 11:44pm

    yummy curry :)
    quick to put together and the sambar powder must have given it a nice zing :)

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    April 14, 2009 at 1:35am

    Love the spinach & mushroom combo with coconut milk and sambar pd. I’m going to try this out.

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    April 14, 2009 at 3:54am

    I like the idea of adding coconut milk to the spinach Vaishali. :-)

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    April 14, 2009 at 8:30am

    Happy New Year to you too!

    This mushroom spinach curry seems very similar to the egg spinach curry I recently made from Good Food 101 – looks yummy and the sambar powder is a nice tpuch to go with the coconut milk..

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    April 14, 2009 at 9:48am

    that looks really delicious, Vaishali! I’m definitely trying this soon.

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    April 14, 2009 at 1:47pm

    Love the combination of mushroom and spinach. Curry looks rich, creamy and delicious..Bookmarked.

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    Ramya Vijaykumar

    April 14, 2009 at 1:58pm

    mmm, I never imagined Mushrooms, Spinach and Coconut milk get along well… Lovely dish…

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    April 14, 2009 at 3:45pm

    Thats a delicious curry Vaishali…yummy:)

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    April 14, 2009 at 4:24pm

    I heard about your blog through a friend – and you’ve won me over with the very 1st recipe I just read! I LOVE both Mushrooms and Spinach!:)

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    April 14, 2009 at 4:31pm

    This is so simple! A loves mushrooms and I should try this out sometime!

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    April 14, 2009 at 9:46pm

    Lovely combination, both being my favorites. but i never thought of doing them together.

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    April 14, 2009 at 10:24pm

    Looks SOoo Yummy! Am going to try it soon!!

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    Pavithra Kodical

    April 15, 2009 at 2:11am

    Curry looks delicious..My husband loves mushroom, but i don’t know much vegan recipe to cook using mushroom..This combo seems interesting.Thanks for this recipe.

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    April 15, 2009 at 3:34am

    looks so creamy and tempting. Nice dish!

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    April 15, 2009 at 6:10am

    have you tried the dried mushrooms (mixed) oin the huge jar at costco? wonderful flavours, and even quicker. i will be trying this recipe soon.

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    April 15, 2009 at 5:03pm

    I have mushrooms and no spinach… worth a try even without the spinach… the sambar powder and coconut milk seem great :)

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    April 16, 2009 at 5:56am

    Quick, easy and delicious – that’s just the kind of dish I like.
    Happy Tamil new year to you and your family.

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    atmarati avirodhena

    April 23, 2009 at 7:02am

    YAY i made this last night :) and guess what, it turned out really nicely ..i added some coarse pepper as well :) the spinach and coconut combo totally rocks.. thank you vaishali :)

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    July 7, 2009 at 11:26am

    Great recipe!! The combination is truly fascinating. mushroom and spinach both are nutritious and good for health. So mushroom-spinach curry is likely to be tasty and healthy alike. thank you for shearing your post.

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    November 24, 2009 at 1:51am

    Hi Vaishali,

    I just tried your mushroom spinach curry today and it was wonderful. I’m feeling pretty smug and happy that i pulled of a recipe with two unlikely ingredients.. but couldn’t have done it without your recipe.
    many thanks for sharing.

    ps: i added ginger garlic paste and red chilly powder to your list of ingredients.. they fared well with the recipe :)

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    February 26, 2010 at 9:22pm

    I made this last night. i used Curry Powder insted of Sambar powder which turned out to be excellet.. it was supposed to last me for 3 days, but it is all gone…………

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    February 26, 2010 at 9:45pm

    Swapna: Good suggestions, and thanks for sharing– glad you liked the curry!

    Jessy, thanks for the feedback– so happy you liked it!

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    April 24, 2010 at 5:21am

    Yummy receipe vaishali!
    Really all my family members liked it.My husband asked me to do again and again.Thanks

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    September 22, 2011 at 2:08pm

    Just now I made it.. Its sooo yummy that i could not resist posting a comment here.. Thank you for this delicious dish…

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    Jane from Melbourne

    September 29, 2011 at 5:10am

    Yummy, just made this for lunch. I added some cubes of plain tofu to it and cooked it for a little bit longer so the flavours infused the tofu. Delicious!

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    February 29, 2012 at 11:11pm

    cooked this for dinner.used curry powder and added green chillies,red chilli powder,black pepper(a little bit of each one of the spices) and a bit of coriander powder.I used fresh spinach and before adding the coconut milk I dried all the water in the pan(dont like a lot of gravy). the ingredients were well out of my comfort zone but loved the end result.lets hope hubby likes it too(not home yet).keeping my fingers crossed.

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    March 10, 2012 at 1:44pm

    brilliant! keep up the good work, more spinach recipes please!!

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    October 4, 2012 at 12:08am

    I have bought fresh mushrooms and spinach. I could not wait to cook them since they are sooo freshhhhhhh! Then I got an idea to cook mushrooms and spinach together and see how the result will be, but I have no clue how to cook them together… I wanted to cook some gravy kind… so I searched online and viola! I found your recipe… It satisfied all my criteria mushrooms, spinach, gravy… moreover I like the idea of sambhar powder in it…so I cooked immediately and the end result is awesome. Thank you so much… Btw, you have a nice blog! :)

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    February 11, 2013 at 6:44am

    Amazing how a dish that you posted three years ago is what I want to eat today. Your passion for food really shows in the way your recipes are relevant long after you post them. I hope, like several others I’m sure, that you’ll keep cooking and writing for a very long time to come. :)

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