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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Pumpkin Curry

So, Pumpkins!!  I see them around all the time, by all the time I mean all the time around Autumn.  However, I have never ever ever made anything with one other than a scary face.  I set about to change this little known fact and this is how I did it.

Pumpkin Curry

Now how to do it!!  I hopped off the to BBC Good Food of my go to websites when I am lacking in dinner inspiration and quickly found a curry that looked lovely.

Find the original recipe here
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil,
  • 3 tbsp Thai yellow curry paste
  • onions , finely chopped
  • 3 large stalks lemongrass , bashed with the back of a knife
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 piece pumpkin or a small squash (about 1kg)
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 400g can chickpeas , drained and rinsed
  • limes
  • large handful mint leaves
  1. Heat the oil in a sauté pan, then gently fry the curry paste with the onions, lemongrass, cardamom and mustard seed for 2-3 mins until fragrant. Stir the pumpkin or squash into the pan and coat in the paste, then pour in the stock and coconut milk. Bring everything to a simmer, add the chickpeas, then cook for about 10 mins until the pumpkin is tender. The curry can now be cooled and frozen for up to 1 month.
  2. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the curry, then cut the other lime into wedges to serve alongside. Just before serving, tear over mint leaves, then bring to the table with the lime wedges and warm naan breads.

So the verdict, it was lovely.  I found the pumpkin was much nicer than I had expected.  Although, If I were to make this again I would more than likely use a butternut squash.  

Now I think I should have a go at a sweet pumpkin recipe.....any good ones??

Chantal x


  1. I love pumpkin curry - yours looks amazing!
    It's very difficult to get lemongrass here, I usually need to buy it in the big city.
    have a great day!
    Duni - via EBT

  2. The last time l made this was just before Halloween....!
    Well, why waste the inside, whilst making a lantern.
    I also washed and dried the seeds...Put them in the oven
    to roast...They are good for you, for various things.....
    And, when l make a 'full' blown meat curry, for a curry
    night, l always make a vegetable one....Slightly sweeter....!
    Makes a nice change....

  3. Looks and sounds delicious! I second the butternut squash, or if you can find it, a delicata squash is a lot easier to work with, and I think it has an even creamier taste than the butternut.


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