Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I love this vegetarian curry. It's colourful, cheap and filling.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs pumpkin, cut into cubes
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 6 button mushrooms, sliced
- 2 green chilies, finely sliced
- 2 red chilies, finely sliced
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 300 ml coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 inch ginger, grated
- butter (for frying)
- Mix the chillis, garlic, ginger, spices, water and coconut milk on a bowl.
- Get a large frying pan and heat a bit of butter in it.
- Put the pumpkin cubes, mushrooms and onions into the pan and sauté for a few minutes until the onions start to soften.
- Then add the coconut mixture then bring the boil then reduce heat and simmer until the pumpkin is tender but not overcooked.
- Depending on how large your cubes of pumpkin are, you may need to add more water, 1/2 cup at a time, to keep the pan from getting too dry.
- When the pumpkin is cooked and the sauce is thick, take off the heat and let sit for two minutes.
- Add a bit of salt, if desired.
- Serve over plain white rice accompanied with pappadums and lime pickle.
- You may also like a handful of raisins in the curry, or on the side to help counterbalance the heat!
Hey Sackville Girl!! We had this dish with your Dal Dal. What a wonderful meal we had. I must say that the sauce was so yummy and the coconut milk thickened it up nicely. I followed your recipe to the letter. My daughter who loves curries but as long as they aren't to hot, just adored this one. We decided to keep this recipe as a regular on our weekly menus. We have a pumpkin vine growing in our back yard so you can be assured that we will be using this recipe alot once the pumpkins start to ripen. If you have any more lovely recipes like this one hanging around please post them. :-) cheers Chris
hey, i made this recipe last night and really enjoyed it. I agree with the comments saying it 'needed something' so i added some fresh coriander and spinach just before serving. Definitely livened it up a bit. yummy...I also fried the spices with the onion garlic and chilli first - love the smell doing it this way! To make it a little lower in saturated fat i only added half the coconut milk and topped it up with veggie stock. worked well. will make again.
I just have 1 thing to say regarding this recipe ..superb !!