Ella Mills can’t stress enough how “super, super, super easy” this curry is.

“These big pot things are the things I make the most, I love them,” says Mills, who features the recipe in her latest Deliciously Ella cookbook. “You can freeze them and it’s easy to make four or five times the amount, as long as you’ve got a big pot – you just need to chop a bit more onion and that’s all the work involved. You can then defrost for the next meal, which is an absolute dream.”




Spinach and chickpea curry recipe (Nassima Rothacker/PA)
Spinach and chickpea curry recipe (Nassima Rothacker/PA)


Spinach and chickpea curry recipe (Nassima Rothacker/PA)
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Nutrition Facts
Spinach and chickpea curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 643mg28%
Potassium 1258mg36%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 6423IU128%
Vitamin C 54mg65%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Spinach and chickpea curry

A super easy curry
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 509kcal
Author: Ella Mills


  • Large saucepans
  • Hand blender


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 250 g spinach
  • 400 g tinned coconut milk
  • 2.5 cm piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 400g tins of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp plain yoghurt (we use a pure coconut yoghurt)
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper


  • Put the coconut oil into a large saucepan with the onion, garlic and celery, and some salt and pepper, and let them cook on a medium heat for five to 10 minutes, until the celery and onion have softened
  • In a separate pan, wilt 100g of spinach with a splash of boiling water. Once wilted, add half the coconut milk and use a hand blender to blitz the spinach, so that it’s smooth
  • Once the celery and onion have softened, add the ginger, mustard seeds, coriander, curry powder and cumin. Let the spices toast for a minute or so before adding the puréed spinach, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas and the rest of the coconut milk, plus a big sprinkling of salt and lots of pepper.
  • Turn the heat up so that it starts bubbling, then turn down to a simmer. Simmer for 15–20 minutes, adding the rest of the spinach for the final few minutes. Once the spinach has wilted, add a squeeze of lemon and the yoghurt plus a sprinkling of chilli flakes, if you’re using them, and serve.


Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 1258mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6423IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 8mg






Deliciously Ella Quick & Easy: Plant-based Deliciousness by Ella Mills, recipe photography by Nassima Rothacker, is published by Yellow Kite.

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