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Pumpkin Curry


60 min

Pumpkin Curry

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60 min


4 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

This is a very comforting and extremely delicious recipe of pumpkin curry, which will make your loved ones feel cozy on a rainy autumn day. Let these magical Indian flavors take you far away, to a wonderful place where the sun shines bright and where the summer never ends!


  • pumpkin: 400 g
  • onion: 1 piece
  • garlic: 4 clove
  • tomatoes: 3 piece
  • oil: 2 Tbsp
  • Madras curry powder: 1 Tbsp
  • coconut milk: 3 Tbsp (optional)
  • kidney beans: 1 can (400 g)
  • chickpea: 1 can (400 g)
  • salt: 1.5 tsp
  • chili powder: 1 tsp
  • rice: 1 cup

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Stages of cooking

  1. We will need one cup of pumpkin puree for this recipe. It is recommended to make homemade puree, of course, but if you are pressed for time or don’t have pumpkin at hand, you can use canned pumpkin from the supermarket. To make pumpkin puree by yourself, just wash, peel and remove pumpkin seeds. Then cut the flesh into cubes.

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  2. Pour the chopped pumpkin with water in a large pot, boil it for about 20 minutes on low heat.  Your pumpkin should become soft. Drain and set aside one cup of the stock.

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  3. Blend the pumpkin to get puree.

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  4. Then peel one onion and chop it well. Peel and mince four cloves of garlic. Dice 3 medium tomatoes. Alternatively, you can use a can of chopped tomatoes about 400 g.

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  5. Sauté the chopped onion and garlic for about 5 minutes.

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  6. Add curry powder and mix the ingredients. Then add pumpkin puree you have got, tomatoes, the rest of the pumpkin stock, coconut milk, chickpeas without liquid and beans.

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  7. Stir the ingredients well once again, boil the dish, season with salt and black pepper. Keep cooking for about 15 minutes on low heat.

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  8.  Boil one cup of rice in a separate pot.

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  9. Serve rice with pumpkin curry and chopped parsley. This is a healthy and delicious dish you will certainly enjoy!

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History of the Pumpkin Curry:

Pumpkin curry is a traditional dish from the Indian subcontinent. The use of pumpkin in curries is very common in Indian cuisine, especially during the autumn season when pumpkins are in abundance. The curry powder used in this recipe is a blend of many different spices that are commonly used in Indian cuisine.

Tips and Tricks for Pumpkin Curry Recipe:

  1. Use fresh pumpkin for this recipe. Canned pumpkin can be used as well, but fresh pumpkin adds a unique flavor to the curry.
  2. To make the pumpkin puree, make sure to blend the pumpkin until it's smooth and creamy. The texture of the curry depends on the pumpkin puree, so make sure it's blended properly.
  3. If you like your curry slightly sweet, you can add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the dish.
  4. Adjust the spice level according to your liking. If you prefer a milder curry, reduce the amount of chili powder used in the recipe.

Tips for presenting the dish:

  1. Garnish the curry with fresh parsley, mint or coriander leaves. These herbs add a fresh touch to the dish.
  2. Serve the curry with steamed rice or naan bread. You can also serve it with a side of yogurt or raita.
  3. Pumpkin curry looks great in a deep serving dish. You can also use a traditional Indian brass dish for a more authentic feel.

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