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Potato & Green Pea Curry

35 min


This nourishing green curry comes together quickly and is packed full of flavourful spices. It's also a versatile recipe, welcoming any veggies you have in your fridge that need using up. Enjoy!



35 min


5 min


30 min

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  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    whole cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp (3 g)
    whole coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    whole brown mustard seeds (optional)
  • 1
    medium onion, diced
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp (6 g)
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 Tbsp (5 g)
  • 2 tsp (6 g)
    ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 3
    medium potatoes, cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
  • 1 cup (134 g)
    frozen green peas
  • 1½ cups (278 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups (60 g)
    fresh spinach

Serves well with

  • cooked rice
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh lime slices
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  1. To a large pot on medium-high heat, add the oil. When hot, add the cumin, coriander, and mustard seeds, stirring for 30 - 60 seconds to toast the spices.
  2. Then add to the pot the onion, and cook until translucent, about 3 - 5 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pot.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook until fragrant and lightly golden, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the bouillon cube, garam masala, turmeric, and cayenne, and cook while stirring for 30 - 60 seconds longer.
  5. Add the potatoes and water. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the peas, chickpeas, and coconut milk. Cook until warmed through.
  7. Finally, add the spinach, and when wilted, remove from the heat. Serve while hot, with naan or rice, and garnish as desired. Enjoy!


  • Variations: throw in any veggies you have in the fridge that needs using up; zucchini, cauliflower, tomatoes, or mushrooms would all work well in this curry.


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Grains 0%
Proteins 36%

frozen green peas

cooked chickpeas

Fruits & Veggies 64%

medium onion

clove garlic

fresh ginger

medium potato

fresh spinach

No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil

canned full-fat coconut milk

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Vera - Nov. 24, 2021, 2:22 p.m.

LOVE this recipe, so delicious! My 1.5 year old daughter (Robin!) is a massive fan too, I've never seen her eat so much food at once. Thanks for sharing!

PUL Team - Nov. 24, 2021, 8:59 p.m.

So happy to hear, Vera, thank you! Hugs to you and Robin 🤗

Dotka - Nov. 17, 2021, 7:04 p.m.

This is one of those recipes thanks to which I eat less meat. So thank you :)

Mimi - Nov. 12, 2021, 6:54 a.m.

This has become a go to after work curry - it's delicious and quick to make, and we always have the ingredients.

Amy - Oct. 27, 2021, 9:21 p.m.

I've made this curry a fair few times now and its delicious! A family favourite with both adults and kids. It's my first experience cooking with spice seeds instead of the ground version and wow! The depth of flavour it adds is amazing. Perfect comforting meal now the weather is getting colder. Thank you so much Sadia 💕

PUL Team - Oct. 29, 2021, 5:08 a.m.

We're so thrilled the recipe was enjoyed, Amy! Spice seeds are one of our favourite ways to add some depth 😃

Ariel - Oct. 27, 2021, 1:23 a.m.

I don't even know what to say about this or any other curry found in this website. They are all just so spectacularly flavorsome! I could use all your curry recipes and make a different one every day and I think I would never get sick of them. Simply delicious! Thank you Sadia!

PUL Team - Oct. 27, 2021, 2:31 a.m.

Oh, Ariel, thank YOU for the glowing review and kind words. It means so much that the curries are being enjoyed 😃

Clara - Sept. 24, 2021, 1:11 p.m.

Comforting and delicious, especially on those colder autumn days 😍 we have cooked it so many times already and it never disappoints !

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

Thank you for the kind words, Clara, it's so appreciated!

Laura - Sept. 22, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

Sadia did it a again! Amazing flavourfull recipe! Love it!

Jessi - Sept. 13, 2021, 4:07 p.m.

I have made this recipe so many times and it never disappoints.

Kayla - Sept. 1, 2021, 4:54 a.m.

Potatoes and curry....two of my favorite things in the world! I've made this recipe multiple times because it is just that good.

Jessica Rietveld - Aug. 1, 2021, 8:45 p.m.

This curry is packed with flavour. When I made this the first time I had not expected that a curry this quick and easy to make could be so flavourful. Both the spices and other ingredients are part of my kitchen stock - A great pantry staple that my kids can also more than appreciate. Even better when prepped the night before. Definitely one of my favourite curries to make and eat.

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 6:52 a.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the recipe, Jessica! It means so much ☺️

Hadeel - July 28, 2021, 7:23 p.m.

What I love about your recipes is that they are always rich with flavours, this one is not an exception! As always very delicious! I added lemon grass while sautéing the onions and kept it while boiling the potatoes then removed it (I learned it from your recipe Coconut Thai Green Curry noodles Soup)

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 6:47 p.m.

Ooo a lovely idea to add lemongrass to this one, Hadeel, thank you for sharing the review ☺️

Mithun BH - July 24, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

I tried it once and it was sooo good, I've been hooked ever since!

Julia - July 24, 2021, 5:26 p.m.

My partner and I make this curry all the time, it's our all-time favorite and we usually have all the ingredients at home. Sometimes we use frozen spinach and it still turns out great. Love it with the homemade naan too!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 11:25 p.m.

Mmm love this one with our homemade naan too! Thanks for the review, Julia 🙂

Vivian H. - July 23, 2021, 11:27 a.m.

I had it about 100 times because it's to rich and creamy yet so healthy.

sal - July 16, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

today i made this for the first time and i absolutely loved it! i've been vegan for about one month now and your recipes have inspired me so much and make me look forward to going to the kitchen. I made this curry for dinner today and my family (not vegan) LOVED it :))) thank you so much for all your hard work and effort, i really appreciate it!

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:26 a.m.

You're too kind, Sal, it means so much! Thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your vegan journey ✨🌻

Bridgette B - July 15, 2021, 10:13 p.m.

I am excited every time I make this. I wake up excited knowing I have leftovers, and that I'm going to have something so delicious and flavorful to so easily reheat. The base tastes similar to the curry my dad made when I was little, so I'm hit in the face with nostalgia every time I eat it. And when I make naan with it, ohhhh hoho it's just so good. My roommates always beg me to share it with them.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:13 a.m.

We absolutely adore the personal connection you've shared with this one, Bridgette! Thank you so much for the wonderful review 🥰

Maria - July 13, 2021, 1:04 p.m.

I had actually never had nor made a curry before this recipe and honestly, this is one of my favorite things to make. It is ABSOLUTELY delicious and warms the tummy! I love love love this recipe and I think it is just so inviting and easy to make, even if you've never made a curry.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 12:33 a.m.

Aww this means so much, Maria, thanks a bunch for taking the time to share. We're so honoured to hear 🤩

Eliora - July 9, 2021, 10:15 a.m.

This is my go-to easy comfort food now and it tastes great every time!

Matt - July 2, 2021, 3:17 a.m.

Very tasty, though next time I will lightly crush the cumin coriander and mustard seeds and toast them off first in a dry frypan then add them later with the other spices, I found that when fried off whole at the start per the recipe it leant an odd texture to the finished dish. Otherwise it was fabulous.

PUL Team - July 2, 2021, 6:51 a.m.

Thank you for the review, Matt! Whole seeds indeed give a slight crunch and aromatic hints which may not be for everyone. So glad the recipe was enjoyed regardless 🙂

Vanessa Mailhot - June 22, 2021, 1:10 p.m.

I have lost count at how many times I’ve made this recipe. It’s a staple in my kitchen. Thank you so much for showing me. It’s incredibly budget friendly and has filled my belly when my wallet was a little dry.
I haven’t found a recipe on your site that I haven’t enjoyed!
Thanks for all the hard work you’ve done with coming up with these recipes and revamping the website ! Looks really great!
Lots of love from Winnipeg, Manitoba

PUL Team - June 24, 2021, 5:47 a.m.

Aww this is so incredible to hear, Vanessa - thank YOU for taking the time to share your kind words and support with us! We're so happy to have you in our PUL family. Lots of love to Winnipeg 💖

Ana - June 21, 2021, 1:01 a.m.

Have made this a couple times and its incredible <3 !

Mr Socks - June 5, 2021, noon

We have this all the time, it's the bomb! It has replaced our go-to veggie curry.

With food like this, Sadia and Pickup Limes team have reignited my love for a V based diet. I don't really look anywhere else anymore, this project is too perfect.

Thanks Sadia, Robin and the team. Much love from New Zealand.

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 9:11 p.m.

This review truly means so much, Mr Socks! We're so grateful that you've been enjoying PUL recipes. Lots of love back to New Zealand🥰

Miriam - May 12, 2021, 7:40 p.m.

Another delicious and nourishing recipe !!
We served it with brown rice and was the perfect match .
You're doing a great job , Sadia !! You 're bringing the plant-based recipes to another level !!
I appreciate so much everything you do !! Thank you !!

PUL Team - May 13, 2021, 5:19 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Miriam, and are so happy you enjoyed the recipe! Thank YOU for helping make our PUL family so special ✨🤗

Anamica - March 24, 2021, 8:26 p.m.

it's just perfect!am from Mauritius island and all curry recipes are basics(which I dont manage at all!) But all thanks to this great PUL Team who help me make my family enjoy curry meals :)
Very nice your updated web page by the way!
God bless you all

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 6:23 a.m.

Thank you, Anamica! So happy you and your family enjoyed this one and you're liking the new website 😀