Simple chicken & spinach curry with easy flatbreads

Who doesn’t love curry on a Saturday night? Our simple to make chicken and spinach curry is served with fluffy homemade flatbreads to mop up the sauce

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 578
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 78g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 9g
  • protein 32g
  • salt 2.95g


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion , sliced
  • 4 chicken thigh fillets , cut into cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 100g red lentils
  • 2-3 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 350g frozen spinach
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 600g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 300ml natural yogurt , plus extra to serve
  • vegetable oil , for the work surface and rolling pin


  1. First, make the flatbreads. Combine the flour, baking powder, yogurt, ½ tsp salt and 3-4 tbsp water in a large bowl. Bring the mixture together until you have a soft dough, then tip out onto a lightly oiled surface and knead briefly until soft and smooth. Divide the dough in half, then shape one half into a disc, wrap and chill overnight (this will be used to make pizza on day 7). Wrap the remaining half and set aside while you cook the curry.

  2. For the curry, heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat and cook the onion and chicken for 5 mins, turning the chicken until it has just browned on all sides. Add the garlic and cumin seeds, and cook for 2 mins.

  3. Stir in the lentils, curry paste, stock cube and 300ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 mins. Stir in the frozen spinach and continue to cook for a further 5-10 mins until the lentils are soft and the chicken is completely cooked through.

  4. Meanwhile, divide the flatbread dough into four equal pieces, then roll out on a lightly oiled surface into thin ovals, circles or teardrop shapes. Use a little oil on the rolling pin if the dough starts to stick.

  5. Working with one flatbread at a time, cook in a hot griddle or frying pan over a high heat for 2-3 mins on each side (depending on the thickness) until cooked through and browned. Wrap in a clean tea towel to keep warm as you cook the rest. Divide the curry between bowls and serve topped with a spoonful of yogurt, with the warm flatbreads on the side.

Suggested recipes from this collection...