Vegan Coconut Curry with Spinach over Millet


This curry is so simple, and yet so tasty and nutritious. It is vegan and oil free, but so satisfying from the fat content of the coconut milk.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup millet, rinsed

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 pinch sea salt

  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds


  1. Bring millet to a boil in a pot of lightly salted water. Boil 1 to 2 minutes, and reduce heat to low. Simmer, without stirring, until millet is dry and fluffy, about 20 minutes.

  2. Heat another pot over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in coriander, ginger, cumin, turmeric, and salt. Add spinach and a splash of water; steam until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and coconut milk. Adjust seasonings to taste. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors meld, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. Serve curry over the millet and garnish with toasted almonds.

Cook's Note:

When choosing a coconut milk, the low-fat varieties are okay if you look for a can that only lists coconut, water, and guar gum. Guar gum is a plant-derived soluble fiber that helps to thicken the coconut milk when some of the fat is filtered off.

You can replace the individual spices with 1 teaspoon of your favorite curry powder if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

471 Calories
25g Fat
53g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Sodium 429mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 27mg 134%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 11mg 62%
Potassium 809mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.