Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

Pumpkin curry with chickpeas

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • 容易
  • Serves 4

A veggie dinner party dish which stands alone as a vegan main course or as a complex side dish perfect served with spiced roast meat or fish.

  • Freezable (if using vegetable stock)
  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
Highlight Nutrient Unit
kcal 293
fat 18g
saturates 10g
carbs 26g
sugars 10g
fibre 0g
protein 9g
low in salt 1.32g


  • 1 tbspsunflower oil
  • 3 tbsp泰国黄咖喱酱,or vegetarian alternative
  • 2onions,finely chopped
  • 3large stalks lemongrass,bashed with the back of a knife
  • 6cardamom pods
  • 1 tbspmustard seed
  • 1piece pumpkinor a small squash (about 1kg)
  • 250mlvegetable stock
  • 400mlcan reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 400gcan chickpea,drained and rinsed
  • 2limes
  • large handful mintleaves
  • naan bread,to serve


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.


Pumpkin is rich in vital vitamins and minerals. Discover what makes pumpkin so good for you by reading our guide to thehealth benefits of pumpkin, plus the besthealthy pumpkin & squash recipes.

Using mashed hubbard squash to top a cottage or shepherd’s pie.

Recipe from Good Food magazine,October 2008


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