Chickpea Curry With Pumpkin (Squash) & Baby Spinach

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a simple, tasty stew. The original directions calls for a short cooking time, but I think I cut the pumpkin a bit chunkier and cooked it much longer when I made it. Just make sure you don't cook it so long that the pumpkin disappears! This also freezes well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and sauté the onion and garlic until soft.
  2. Add spices and sauté one minute, to release flavours.
  3. Add tomato paste, pureed tomatoes and 1 cup of water. Stir well.
  4. Add the chickpeas and pumpkin and bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for around 15 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender.
  6. Add the coriander and baby spinach leaves and simmer for a few minutes until leaves just start to wilt.
  7. Serve with basmati rice, pappadums, and yoghurt or raita.
Most Helpful

I make a lot of bean-and-veg stews and am always looking for new twists. This one is simple with a good mix of spices. My family, including teenagers, liked it. Thanks, Gingernut!

DinnerBelle October 09, 2008