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!
For another great mushroom curry recipe, try this family favorite: My Dad’s Not Mutton Mushroom Curry.
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  1. says

    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..

  2. says

    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!:)

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. says

    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 :)

  6. Jessy says

    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…………

  7. Jane from Melbourne says

    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!

  8. Anonymous says

    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.

  9. says

    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! :)

  10. says

    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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