Curried Eggs with Spinach

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  • Ingredients
    6 large EGGS
    2 tsp. olive oil
    1/2 cup red onion, minced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 Tbsp. mild curry paste
    2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
    1/2 cup water (more, as needed)
    5 oz. spinach
    cilantro and lemon wedges, for garnish

    Yields: 4 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1 serving

    Calories: 175

    Total fat: 10 g
    Saturated fat: 3 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 4 g

    Cholesterol: 279 mg
    Sodium: 142 mg
    Carbohydrates: 8 g
    Fiber: 3 g
    Sugar: 3 g
    Protein: 12 g
    Vitamin A: 261 mcg
    Vitamin D: 2 mcg
    Folate: 39 mcg
    Choline: 222 mg
    Calcium: 87 mg
    Iron: 3 mg
    Potassium: 306 mg

    This recipe is a good source of iron, and an excellent source of protein, vitamin A and choline.


  1. HEAT a 10″ skillet over medium heat. ADD olive oil and onion. SAUTE until onions are translucent. STIR in garlic, cooking for a minute more. STIR in curry paste and tomatoes. ADD the water. BRING to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. STIR in the spinach a handful at a time.

  2. When the spinach has wilted and tomatoes have blistered slightly, (add more water by the Tbsp., if pan is to dry) carefully CRACK eggs on top of the mixture. SIMMER over medium/low heat.

  3. COVER and COOK until the egg whites are set.

  4. REMOVE from heat. GARNISH with salt, cilantro and lemon wedges. SERVE with toast, pita or your favorite cooked grains.

Insider Info

  • Add cheese or yogurt to balance the heat of a spicier curry paste.
  • Add grains: toss 1/2 cup or so of cooked grains, such as quinoa or millet, into the tomato mixture. Add a splash of vegetable broth if the tomatoes thicken too much.
  • Can’t find curry paste? Use curry powder instead. Drop the amount down to 2 to 3 teaspoons. Look for a mild curry powder to help balance the flavor of the tomatoes.

This original recipe was created by Chef Das in partnership with Tastemade.