Recipe: Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry LARGE
This delicious comfort food recipe is perfect for those dreary, dark autumn days or nights. Filled with fall flavours and rich in sweet savoury spice, this wholesome pumpkin curry will warm you up and satisfy your taste buds.


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 tbsp Thai yellow curry paste
  • 2 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
  • 2 limes
  • A large handful mint leaves
  • Naan bread, to serve

How to make: 

  • 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.
  • 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.




Top tip

Save and dry a few pumpkin seeds as you scoop out the centre. You can sow the seeds next spring and grow your own pumpkin. Or you can use the seeds once they're dry in arts and crafts.