Bowl of beetroot curry with raita

Beetroot, Chickpea & Spinach Curry

Beetroot, Chickpea & Spinach Curry

This is seasonal. Very colourful. It is mightily tasty. Although this beetroot, chickpea and spinach curry may be ingredients you’ve not thought to combine before, you really should!

Beetroot, chickpea & spinach curry in a white bowl with raita on top
Beetroot, chickpea & spinach curry with cucumber, mint raita

The recipe

This recipe uses fresh raw beetroot so you can take advantage of your homegrown beets! Of course, you can use beetroot from the market or your local store, and at a push you can use vacuum-packed ready cooked beetroot (without vinegar). Then you need a tin of chickpeas, some spinach (frozen or fresh), then your spices. I have used garlic, cumin, coriander and chilli, but an all purpose curry or masala powder would also work.

Beetroot, Chickpea & Spinach Curry
Keyword: curry, vegan
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • oil of choice if required
  • 4 medium whole beetroot (peeled) chopped
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas (including liquid)
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • pinch of chilli flakes
  • small pinch of ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat a large frying pan with your oil of choice (I used a non-stick, no oil pan) and add the beetroot. Cook for 5 minutes on a medium heat, stirring regularly.

  2. Add the chickpeas, complete with their liquid and allow to heat through for a couple of minutes.

  3. If using frozen spinach, add to the pan and keep stirring to break it up. This may take up to 10 minutes. If using fresh spinach, add, mix in and continue to the next step.

  4. Sprinkle all the spices over (cumin, coriander, garlic, chilli, ginger and black pepper) and gently mix through. Allow to cook for a further 5 minutes.

  5. Serve with rice, naan, jacket potato or salad.

  6. Enjoy!

What do I need?

The ingredients and equipment needed for this is pretty straightforward. However, if you are new to cooking or your kitchen needs a refresh, here are a few useful things for this recipe. I have included a link to the ‘magic pan’ here – a true non-stick pan requiring no oil! We do receive a small commission if you click and purchase through these links (this is at no additional cost to you)!

How to serve your curry

This curry is best served fresh, straight from the pan. You can of course, just eat it as it is, or you can serve it with your favourite grain. You could serve it with a jacket potato, add some cucumber-mint raita and salad, or scoop it up with poppadoms. If you want to make a whole meal, why not make some lentil pakoras, add some lentil daal and some vegan style chana saag paneer!

Close up forkful of beetroot, chickpea and spinach curry with raita
Colourful curry


This curry will keep in an airtight container for a couple of days in the fridge! Although you could freeze this, it is not a dish I would recommend to freeze due to its lack of sauce. It is best to make and eat this one!

Bowl of beetroot curry with raita
Beetroot, chickpea & spinach curry


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Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of these ingredients together! I would love to hear if you’ve made anything similar?!

Speak soon

Laurena x


  • tulips79 18th September 2020 at 21:33

    Red chickpeas😋We must be telepathic, I had beetroot for the first time in ages just the other day lol. Sorry, it was a vacuum-packed one (that I bought months ago). I do like beetroot, I never know why I don’t have it more often- maybe it’s because it’s just me who eats it. My father-in-law should fly over some of his gorgeous beetroot from his allotment! Again, it was always me who ate it😛

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 18th September 2020 at 21:41

      Haha Eva… I had a vacuum packed one the other day too! 😊I love beetroot 👍🏼 Are you back on sweet stuff yet? Beetroot brownies next?😋

  • tulips79 18th September 2020 at 21:54

    I’m never really off the sweet stuff to be honest 😉 Thank you for thinking of me though😘Beetroot brownies sound great! Have a nice weekend ☺️

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 18th September 2020 at 22:30

      😋👍🏼I will have a play with brownies soon, it’s Great British Beach Clean weekend, so lots of litter-picking to do! 😊

  • tulips79 18th September 2020 at 23:54


  • pkbootcamp 27th September 2020 at 06:09

    that looks amazing

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 8th October 2020 at 13:59

      Thank you! SO good! Let me know if you try it!


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