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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)
    freshly grated ginger
  • 1
    vegetable bouillon cube, crushed
  • 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)
  • ¾ cup (75 g)
    uncooked quick-cooking brown rice
  • 1 cup (138 g)
    frozen green peas
  • 1½ cups (246 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups (60 g)
    fresh spinach

Serves well with

  • lime slice


  1. To a large pot on medium-high heat, add the oil. When hot, add the cumin, coriander, and mustard seeds, stirring for 1 minute to toast the spices.
  2. Then add the onion and cook for 3 - 5 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pot.
  3. Then add the garlic and ginger, and cook for 2 more 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. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  7. Then add the peas, chickpeas, and coconut milk. Cook until warmed through.
  8. Finally, add the spinach and cook until wilted. Taste test, and add salt if desired. Serve while hot with rice and lime wedges. Enjoy!


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Grains & Starches 51%

medium potato

uncooked quick-cooking brown rice

Proteins 23%

frozen green peas

cooked chickpeas

Fruits & Veggies 26%

medium onion

clove garlic

freshly grated ginger

fresh spinach

No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil

canned full-fat coconut milk

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Eirini P - Jan. 30, 2024, 2:17 p.m.

A favourite of mine with or without spinach!

Monika - Jan. 28, 2024, 5:12 p.m.


Daisy - Dec. 4, 2023, 7:01 p.m.

So wholesome. Perfect for a chilly night.

Maddy S - Dec. 3, 2023, 12:38 a.m.

the game changing element here is definitely the whole seeds. highly recommend!

Marion - Nov. 7, 2023, 12:57 p.m.

Simple and tasty, verry comforting

Geetha Lakshmi - Sept. 3, 2023, 1:46 p.m.

Quick and delicious 😋
Question- I see many recipes uses Veg Bouillon cubes - Can I replace it with homemade vegetable stock cubes? Do you have any recipes for that? Would love to make and stock it in freezer so I can substitute for bouillon cubes (store bought ones has palm fat and so many other unknown ingredients). Thanks PUL 😊

PUL Team - Sept. 5, 2023, 5:22 a.m.

Hey Geetha! The vegetable bouillon cube and water (1½ cups/360 mL for 4 servings) can be substituted for equal parts vegetable stock or broth. We'd recommend giving the recipe a taste test in this case, and adding some salt and other spices if you think it needs it! We have a recipe for vegetable broth here:… and have noted down the idea for a vegetable bouillon recipe since we don't have one yet 😎 we hope this helps for now!

Geetha Lakshmi - Sept. 5, 2023, 6:59 a.m.

Awesome! Thanks PUL team 😊

patryk - Aug. 5, 2023, 3:57 p.m.

one of my favorite recipes, love !!

Bhavya - July 14, 2023, 8:54 p.m.

I love how easy, delicious and nutrients packed this dish was !

Geri - July 11, 2023, 2:48 a.m.

This curry packs a punch!! It was super easy and didn’t take long to prep, flavours were fantastic. Will definitely be making this again.

PUL Team - July 13, 2023, 11:36 p.m.

So thrilled to hear, Geri, thank you 🤗

Elphinda - July 6, 2023, 9:18 p.m.

Just made this for the first time. It’s easy to make, doesn’t take long, and it’s so delicious. Will definitely be having again.

Nouran - June 19, 2023, 8:45 p.m.

One of my favourites! So quick and easy to make. I grind the coriander seeds a little first, I find it brings out the flavour more but I also don’t like the taste of it whole

PUL Team - June 20, 2023, 7:41 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Nouran - thank you! 💛

O F - April 30, 2023, 10:01 p.m.

Palemon Larios Nieves - April 9, 2023, 3:02 p.m.

Lovely recipe

Sasha - April 4, 2023, 1:57 a.m.

This curry is amazing!!! Have you ever tried it with sweet potatoes instead? I want to try it but I’m afraid it’s not gonna be as good!

PUL Team - April 4, 2023, 4:49 a.m.

Hey Sasha, we haven't tested it out but you could! Just be sure to give the curry a taste and adjust the spices if you need 🙂

Eirini - March 22, 2023, 3:41 p.m.

This is excellent! Soooo tasty. The coconut milk really elevates the flavour of the dish.

Otilia - March 16, 2023, 9:08 p.m.

Perfect for cold winter days

Miri - March 8, 2023, 7:01 a.m.

This became a family favourite from the first time we cooked it. It's simple enough to make on those nights when we come home from work and aren't feeling inspired to cook at all, and the ingredients are staples we always have on hand. Non-vegans love it too.

Pau - Feb. 25, 2023, 8:42 p.m.

Wow! So delicious and simple ! Taste like from restaurant 😁 it opened new world of flavours

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2023, 3:13 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Pau, thank you 🥰

Christina - Feb. 14, 2023, 6:35 p.m.

This curry is a favorite in my household. Just so comforting and delicious! And you are so addicting to watch.

Pamela - Feb. 6, 2023, 12:11 a.m.

Making this for dinner tonight because I am hungry for something filling 😋 I have made this recipe several times and it always hits the spot 😋 delicious and wholesome! 👌🤗 🍲

PUL Team - Feb. 7, 2023, 11:25 p.m.

So happy to hear, Pamela- happy cooking!

Martina - Nov. 1, 2022, 4:39 p.m.

This was so delicious!!

Elisa - Sept. 10, 2022, 4:51 p.m.

This curry has become a staple at home, we’ve made it at léase twice a month for the last year. Thank you so much! We send you a big smile from the Canary Islands

PUL Team - Sept. 11, 2022, 4:31 a.m.

Awe we're so glad the curry is being enjoyed, Elisa! Hugs to the Canary Islands 🤗

Courtney - Aug. 14, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

Hi Sadia,
I'm a very reluctant cook who loves Indian food and curries especially. Even I can make this and look like a pro. It was a little lightly spiced with powdered spices, so I got some whole spices which made a lovely difference. We also find that the flavors meld and intensify the second and third days, if it lasts that long. Thank you for all your delightful recipes. Courtney

PS - I'm a giant fan of really simple (5-7 ingredient) dishes, so you might want to consider videos on that. Another idea would be to create some videos about making your own spice mixtures and how they can best be used. Thanks again!

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2022, 5:07 p.m.

Hi there, Courtney, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with it! We're so glad the recipes are being enjoyed and we've noted down the ideas for future content. In the meantime, in case you haven't already seen yet and are interested, you might like our 10 ingredients or less recipe filter:… or the spices in our homemade staples filter:… 🙂

Courtney - Aug. 14, 2022, 6:02 p.m.

Thank you. Both will be really useful!

Lois - June 30, 2022, 10:24 p.m.

I’ve made this curry a few times now, honestly one of my favourites!!

Erika Baker - June 25, 2022, 12:47 a.m.

Loved it!!! Perfect blend of flavors and just spicy enough without being too spiced!

PUL Team - June 25, 2022, 5:51 p.m.

Oh, so lovely to hear, Erika! Thanks a bunch 🙂

María - April 26, 2022, 1:54 p.m.

Hi Sadia! Can you freeze this curry? I'm currently stocking on post-partum meals and this looks delicious :)

PUL Team - April 26, 2022, 9:24 p.m.

Hey María! In our experience, defrosted potatoes don't keep their form so well and are a bit gritty, so we haven't tried freezing this one yet. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try 😊

Alex - April 23, 2022, 1:38 p.m.

Let me just say - no often do I find dishes that satisfy the ALL three of our kids and us parents. It's been a success and a much anticipated dish time and time again with plates and the pot literally licked clean. Thank you!

PUL Team - April 23, 2022, 11:44 p.m.

Such a huge compliment, Alex, thank you!

Janet - April 10, 2022, 7:33 p.m.

if you only have ground spices, do you use the same amount as the whole spices for this recipe?

PUL Team - April 11, 2022, 1:09 a.m.

Hey Janet! Fresh ground spices tend to have a more concentrated burst of flavour than whole, so we'd recommend starting with less. You can always add more to taste 😊

Ani - March 15, 2022, 7:06 p.m.

This is soooo delicious and creamy <3 didn't have garam masala so used only simple curry powder instead, but it was so good, nevertheless! Thx, Sadia!

PUL Team - March 16, 2022, 3:47 p.m.

So glad to hear, Ani!

Alisha - March 13, 2022, 4:43 p.m.

This curry is incredible! A quick and easy recipe packed full of veggies. It is perfect for the cold weather because it is so comforting and warm.

PUL Team - March 14, 2022, 2:05 a.m.

We're so happy the curry is being enjoyed, Alisha, it means so much 😊

Rama Balage - March 12, 2022, 8:39 p.m.

Hi Sadia.. I came across your videos on YouTube a few days ago and saw the video for this recipe. I made this today and it was so incredibly delicious. I have made a version of this dish for so many years but the spinach and coconut milk just made it heaven. I skipped the buillon cubes and garlic. We had it with brown rice and corn tortilla chips for a little crunch. :) So excited to try the blueberry oatmeal for breakfast tomorrow.

PUL Team - March 13, 2022, 3:49 p.m.

Hey there, Rama, welcome to the PUL community 😃 We hope you enjoy the oatmeal as well!

Lindsay 🇺🇸 - Feb. 28, 2022, 6:35 p.m.

Oh my word! I should have quadrupled this recipe!!!! It is amazing! Just the right amounts of savory and a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk and onions. I skipped the bouillon because it contains msg, so I just added some salt until it was perfect.

PUL Team - Feb. 28, 2022, 8:45 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with the curry, Lindsay, we're so glad it was enjoyed ✨

Lynn - Feb. 20, 2022, 5:07 p.m.

Greetings from Zutphen! I am just loving your recipes! I have two questions. Could you please share where you buy your spices like turmeric, Garamond masala, etc. I notice that my spices (like turmeric) have a very different color to what you use in your video. And is the brown rice you serve ‘zilvervlies rijst’? Thank you so much. Lynn

PUL Team - Feb. 20, 2022, 10:59 p.m.

Hey Lynn! Our spices tend to be from our local took, although we get it from there because we buy in bulk. The spices from your local grocery store like AH would also be great. If you feel yours might be duller in colour or flavour it may indicate the spice isn't as fresh, so perhaps checking your local store for a new spice is one idea if desired. Although turmeric can also vary in colour from brand to brand and that's also quite normal. The brown rice is indeed the same as zilvervlies rijst. We hope this helps for now and send our warmest regards to Zutphen 😊

Emily - Feb. 20, 2022, 7:49 a.m.

So. Good! Really easy to make too and that squeeze of lemon at the end worked so well. Another fabulous recipe, thank you! 👌🏻

PUL Team - Feb. 20, 2022, 5:29 p.m.

Beyond thrilled to hear the curry is being enjoyed, Emily 😃

Kathryn - Jan. 13, 2022, 10:07 a.m.

Love making this potato & pea curry as it calls for all basic ingredients that I always have on hand (frozen organic spinach & peas) & it tastes fantastic too! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes.

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2022, 8:47 p.m.

Hi Kathryn, awe it means so much - thank you!

Diana Alcantara Nunes - Jan. 12, 2022, 5:44 p.m.

the best comforting meal!

Tal - Jan. 4, 2022, 4:59 p.m.

Was missing some ingredients... made it without the bulion cube, chickpeas, spinach and cayenne (thouh I added other spices), and it tasted great!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

Lovely modifications, Tal, thanks for sharing 🤗

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 😀