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Mushroom & Chickpea Coconut Curry

25 min

Meal

Vibrant foods are the best. Bright veggies are nutritionally packed, and visually appealing foods just cry out to be eaten. This is a super quick curry to whip together, making it a great option for busy nights. For this recipe, the key to making it speedy for us was to prep and chop ingredients while other ingredients were on the stove cooking.

Servings

Total

25 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

15 min

Free from

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (160 g)
    uncooked red rice
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cups (328 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 2½ cups (175 g)
    button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    curry powder
  • ½ tsp
    paprika powder
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 1
    bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper
  • 4 cups (120 g)
    fresh spinach
  • 15
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½
    lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

  1. Cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, add the oil, onion, garlic, and ginger to a large pot on high heat and sauté for 3 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pot.
  3. Add the chickpeas and mushrooms to the pot and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the curry and paprika powder and sauté for one minute longer.
  5. Add the coconut milk, bell peppers, salt and pepper, and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Add the spinach and tomatoes at the end, and stir. When the spinach has wilted, remove from heat.
  7. Serve with the rice and curry together with lemon wedges, and enjoy!

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Grains & Starches 22%

uncooked red rice

Proteins 17%

cooked chickpeas

Fruits & Veggies 61%

medium onion

clove garlic

fresh ginger

button mushroom

bell pepper

fresh spinach

cherry tomato

lemon

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

vegetable oil

canned full-fat coconut milk

Nutrition info

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Clare - Nov. 17, 2022, 5:24 p.m.

Just made this one for the first time. It's absolutely amazing. I added cumin seeds at the start (cooked them so they popped), that's the only adjustment I made. Gorgeous and comforting food. Thank you all. Love from sunny Essex UK

PUL Team - Nov. 19, 2022, 6:24 p.m.

So happy to hear, Clare, and sounds lovely! Sending hugs to Essex 🤗


Shamina - Sept. 27, 2022, 8:46 p.m.

Hi Saadia,

Love all you recipes and especially the curries. Even my one year old loves them (I cook with no salt or chili for her)!
I was just wondering whether it is possible to sub fresh spinach with frozen ones because the frozen ones are washed, organic, cheap and always available and here in France, I can never find fresh washed organic spinach. Big thanks to you for all the delicious and healthy content.

PUL Team - Sept. 28, 2022, 8:35 p.m.

Hey Shamina, yes, frozen spinach is a lovely substitute. Frozen chopped varieties may be easier than the condensed blocks If possible 🙂


Ivy - Sept. 20, 2022, 1:55 a.m.

Literally amazing.

I didn't serve it with rice or bread just on its own. My whole family loved it which is amazing.
I'll definitely make this again!

PUL Team - Sept. 20, 2022, 2:27 a.m.

Si glad it was enjoyed, Ivy, it means so much!


Diana - Sept. 17, 2022, 7:09 p.m.

I’m not vegan but I love your recipes they’re so delicious and a good alternative to switch meals up a little bit. Your videos are also absolutely inspirational and beautifully made, so calming and well explained. You and Robin.. also adorable. Thanks Sadia and greetings from Colombia.

PUL Team - Sept. 17, 2022, 11:20 p.m.

Thank you for the kind words, Diana, it means so much! Hugs to Colombia 🤗


Shelby - July 20, 2022, 11:04 p.m.

I first made this over a year ago and it is now one of our go to meals. We LOVE it. It is incredibly easy to throw together, absolutely tasty, and a great way to use up veggies from the garden. My toddler and veggie-hating husband gobble it up.

PUL Team - July 21, 2022, 6:19 a.m.

Such a massive compliment, Shelby, we're so thrilled the recipe is being enjoyed!


Sen - July 5, 2022, 4:30 a.m.

I added pandan (screwpine) to the recipe for some aromatics, it worked wonders.

PUL Team - July 5, 2022, 10:35 p.m.

Ooo thanks for the idea, Sen, thank you!


Ruth - June 24, 2022, 9:43 a.m.

Great recipe, a favourite. A friend recently asked me to bring my " tofu dish" to dinner, that she'd had previously..well I wracked my brain...she meant this great curry!
Making it with tofu today, thanks to her mistake.

PUL Team - June 25, 2022, 5:44 p.m.

Mmm love the idea to use tofu! So nice of you to make it for your friend as well, Ruth 🙂


Ivana - April 20, 2022, 10:02 p.m.

Soo tasty!!! :) I like that it is easy, quick, healthy and with amazing, creamy taste. These are the ingredients I almost always have at home so will be making it quite often.

PUL Team - April 21, 2022, 3:58 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Ivana, thank you!


diana - March 27, 2022, 9:32 p.m.

Recipe turned out good even though i didn't have peppers and mushrooms, its usually hard for my parents to enjoy vegan meals but they liked this one!
thanks for the lovely recipes

PUL Team - March 27, 2022, 10:02 p.m.

Aw we're so happy the curry was enjoyed, Diana, it means so much 😃


Amy - Jan. 31, 2022, 12:51 a.m.

Hey PUL -
I've been enjoying your recipes, but always get confused when you say "curry powder" because there are so many types of curries... What kind are you using here? I was going to guess channa masala, but hoping you could confirm?

PUL Team - Jan. 31, 2022, 2:41 a.m.

Hey there, Amy, thanks for the question. We generally use a pre-made curry powder mix from our local grocery store. From our understanding, it usually contains a variety of spices with a base of coriander, cumin, chili pepper, and turmeric. Any curry power that's most accessible for you should be fine. We can always adjust the spices to taste 😊 We hope this helps for now!


Raquel - Jan. 21, 2022, 6:20 p.m.

I've been doing this recipe since college, super easy, fast and delicious. Is it possible to freeze?
Thanks!

PUL Team - Jan. 22, 2022, 2:20 a.m.

Hey Raquel! We haven't tested it out, although curries such as this one tend to freeze well. You could freeze it an airtight container and thaw it in the fridge overnight. Some people prefer to omit the spinach for leftovers and add it when reheating on the stovetop for freshness if that's desired as well 😊


Lili - Jan. 19, 2022, 2:19 a.m.

Good weeknight recipe. I usually don't like spicy food but for this dish, I felt that it needed to be garnished with the chili flakes to boost it up a notch.
Nice colors and comforting dish.

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2022, 7:15 p.m.

So glad to hear, Lili, and we appreciate the feedback so much! We've taken note of it to help us improve moving forward ☺️


Micah - Jan. 17, 2022, 1:16 a.m.

Love this recipe! Nice for extra vegetables too.


Geanina - Jan. 13, 2022, 7:10 a.m.

A great recipe!!! And I used coconut milk for the first time in this recipe, ( I wanted to avoid this kind of milk somehow, but I can find that has a lot of flavor in some dishes), so this one I really liked it, the colors and texture. I served it with brown rice and it was such a great combination. 😊

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2022, 10:45 p.m.

Mmm sounds delicious, Geanina, thanks for sharing your experience with this one 😃


Patty - Dec. 28, 2021, 2:54 a.m.

This was delicious! I did add a bit extra coconut milk so I'd have more saucy goodness.

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

A lovely idea, Patty, and we're so glad it was enjoyed!


Claire - Oct. 28, 2021, 4:52 p.m.

The curry is delicious! loving the coconut flavor!!


Judy Thamotheram - Oct. 22, 2021, 6:08 p.m.

This was very easy to make and absolutely lovely. My grand children who fuss sometime ate it and asked when I am going to do it again. I will definitely rate it a 5/5

PUL Team - Oct. 23, 2021, 2:47 a.m.

This means so much, Judy! We're so thrilled the little ones enjoyed it as well 😊


Aneesha - Sept. 27, 2021, 6:05 p.m.

Hello PUL team
This recipe turned out so yummy. I am in my third trimester, and just planned to cook something new after so long.
I am so happy I tried this recipe, all my family loved it. Specially the baby :D
I love how your recipes have the best of both worlds, spices that any indian taste buds will cherish and so many added nutritious ingredients.
Thanks so much for this channel.
Love
Aneesha(from India)

PUL Team - Sept. 29, 2021, 6:26 p.m.

Hi Aneesha, aw we appreciate this so much! Thank you for the kind words and for being here 🤗 Lots of love to you and your little one 💚


Jess Davies - Sept. 27, 2021, 1:26 p.m.

Absolutely delicious! My husband preferred it to his usual chicken curry...win!!!
So simple but incredibly tasty. This will now be a regular dinner in our house.


Ranim Ismail - Sept. 17, 2021, 11:07 a.m.

This recipe is so yummy and nutritious 😋 I'm trying to make my husband like vegan food and it worked great 😛 😌 Thank you PUL ❤️

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2021, 3:22 a.m.

So happy the hear the curry was enjoyed! Thank you, Ranim :)


Andreea BARBU - Sept. 16, 2021, 9:22 a.m.

I cooked this recipe many times before, always with a thai green curry flavor but without respecting the cooking minutes so in fact, overcooking it. I tried recently respecting the indications and it is even better. Many thanks to Cris S, since she mentioned the crunchiness I had never experienced with my overcooking. I guess you learn something everyday from each person and comment in your life :) .

PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

Oh, Andreea, we're so happy to hear the curry was enjoyed! We love learning from other comments as well 🤩


Cath - Sept. 15, 2021, 3:31 p.m.

I love this curry, it's quite simple and yet so yummy! I've also modified the recipe to other vegetables, it works great <3

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 5:13 p.m.

So happy to hear, Cath! Let us know if you find any good vegetable pairings 😃


Alicia - Sept. 12, 2021, 1:56 a.m.

very yummy!! I eat this all the time now :)


Becca - Aug. 30, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

This is one of my favorite go-to recipes! It is so easy and delicious. When I'm in a pinch I use canned mushrooms (fresh is best) but it still tastes great! I made a 4x batch for my family reunion to feed 31 people and it was a crowd pleaser even with all the non-vegan/vegetarians.

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2021, 2:10 a.m.

Aww we're so honoured a PUL recipe was enjoyed on the special occasion, Becca! Thank you 😃


Anna - Aug. 26, 2021, 3:33 a.m.

I made this dish for dinner and it was delicious and so easy! I added about ¼ tsp Sriracha for a bit of spice.


Shruti Bangera - Aug. 2, 2021, 3:16 a.m.

I came across your channel when me and my husband decided to go vegan. Absolute thrilled to have found you!
We love this coconut curry. I make it once every week and my husband goes, "Wow!" 😃
Super easy and super yum. Thank you for sharing!!

Lots of love and best wishes from Canada 🇨🇦 ❤

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 7:32 a.m.

So honoured that PUL has been a part of you and your husband's journey! Thanks for being here, Shruti 🌻


Yorelyz - July 25, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

The best recipe of Curry! Cheers from Puerto Rico.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 5:58 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Yorelyz! Hugs to Puerto Rico 🤗


Katharina F - July 12, 2021, 4:20 p.m.

My absolute favourite curry recipe! So easy and so delicious ❤


Denise - July 11, 2021, 1:28 a.m.

Love your channel! Can’t wait to try these recipes ❤️ Also love the variety of your videos, so glad I found you

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 4:46 a.m.

We're so glad you found PUL too, Denise! Thank you for the review 🙂


Alejandro Pineda - July 10, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

Just “ unplanningly “ threw this recipe together in about 30 minutes, everything was already in my kitchen and it is so good, I can already tell this is going to be one of my go-to recipes!

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 3:20 a.m.

Woohoo! So lovely to hear, Alejandro, thank you for sharing 🤗


Marianne - July 9, 2021, 7:47 p.m.

I LOVE this recipe it's so tasty!! I kind of do my own thing with the spices but the way it's written is super good as well! So quick and easy all in one pot 🥰🥰🥰

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 3:05 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying it, Marianne! Love that you're adjusting to your own preferences as well :)


Viktorija - July 9, 2021, 1:20 a.m.

This is one of my favourite recipes to make in the colder months! There's nothing I would take away or add, it's just perfect 😊 I make this at least once a week in the winter 😄 Don't forget to squeeze some lemon at the end because it makes all the difference! 😉

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 9:52 p.m.

So happy to hear this, Viktorija, thank you for the review 😃


Jen - July 5, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

Oh my goodness...this was delicious! I loved it! I'm not very skilled at prep, so it took me quite a bit longer than 7 minutes, but it was well worth the time spent. And I really appreciate the quick link to create the shopping list and the feature to check things off as you go. What an amazing resource. Thank you! I can't wait to try more recipes (this was my first)!

PUL Team - July 7, 2021, 7:08 a.m.

We appreciate the review, Jen, and are so thrilled you enjoyed your first PUL recipe! We've just updated the cooking/prep time based on feedback, although we're glad the extra time was worth it. Happy cooking 😃


John - July 5, 2021, 2:08 p.m.

Recipe tastes nice but I do have an issue. Underestimating cooking times is useful for not scaring people away but there is a limit. The total cook time is 10 minutes and the first two steps themselves take 8 minutes, so the rest of the process is supposed to take only 2 minutes? Give me a break.

PUL Team - July 7, 2021, 6:54 a.m.

Hi there, John! Thank you so much for the review and honest feedback. This was totally a mistake on our end, as we didn't transfer the time over correctly when moving from our old site to the new one. It's been updated now. It's really helpful to make us aware of these gaps so that we can improve moving forward. So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe, John, thank you! 🙂


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 4:18 p.m.

Mmmm! I just made it! It's so comforting and creamy and I love that the peppers are cooked just enough to retain their crunch (but kill those pesticides 😂)!


Isa-Bella Leclair - April 15, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

This is my boyfriend and I's favourite curry recipe!! It's flavourful and aromatic and the bell pepper and cherry tomatoes make it so fresh! On top of that it's easy and nourishing, love it!

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 1:45 a.m.

Ooh what a compliment! Thank you, Isa-Bella Leclair 🤩


Gowri - April 5, 2021, 2:26 a.m.

This is one of my routine week day recipe. Tastes delicious. Shared this recipe with many of my friends.
Love your new website design!!!

PUL Team - April 5, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

So happy to hear you're enjoying the curry recipe and new website, Gowri! Thank you for taking the time to share 🤗


Elsa - March 27, 2021, 3:38 p.m.

Super tasty, like every recipe in this website! Thank you!

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 6:10 p.m.

We appreciate this so much, Elsa! Thank you 🥰