Wednesday 31 March 2010

Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry- Pumpkin a simple vegetable sweet in taste diced and steamed and cooked in an aromatic and fragrant spice mixture . This dish is delicious served with rotis or Naan bread.


400 g diced pumpkin
3 ripe tomatoes deseeded and pureed.
2 green chillies finely chopped
1 red dried chilli
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon clove powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander.


1.Place the pumpkin in a microwaveable dish and add 2 tablespoons of water .Cook for 6-8 minutes till pumpkin is tender but not mushy(alternatively steam pumpkin instead till tender)
2. In a pan heat the oil when hot add the mustard seeds and red dried chilli. When they begin to splutter add the pureed tomatoes.
3. Add the turmeric, chilli powder, salt, cumin and coriander powders and sauté the tomatoes till well blended and oil starts to separate from tomatoes.
4. Add the Green chillies and cinnamon and clove powder and the lemon juice. Sauté for 1-2 more minutes.
5. Remove pumpkin from microwave and add to the spicy gravy. Add half the chopped fresh coriander
6. Toss pumpkin in the gravy and cover and cook for a further 5 minutes on low heat till the spice mixture infuses into the pumpkin.
7. Transfer the cooked pumpkin to serving dish and garnish with remainder of fresh chopped coriander.

Serve with hot rotis.
You may like:
Pumpkin crisps.


  1. Nayna,

    Pumpkin curry looks delicious.

  2. Love the pumpkin curry and the cute french-onion soup pan. Looking great!

  3. Pumpkin is such a healthy vegetable Looks very delicious cooked in curry. Would be so good with paratha. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at

  4. Adding clove &cinnamon powder is new to me...........sounds interesting.

  5. spicy tempting pumpkin! I like pumpkin. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is a new dish to me..Sounds delicious!!

  7. Gorgeous presentation dear...curry looks very tasty :)

  8. This sounds interesting... and it is looking tasty....

  9. Nice and Yummy Curry...Somehow I never got this right... They alwys become paste

  10. Haii

    An award is awaiting for you in my blog.. pls accept it.

  11. lovely pumpkin r awesome...

  12. Pumpkin curry looks really fabulous..never tried adding clove and cinnamon powder, sounds new for me..

  13. pumpking curry looks very the bowl..

  14. love the colour of the curry.. looks delicious..

  15. wow u have a fabulous blog with nice clicks and recipes...

  16. My Fav curry..looks so delicious..

  17. curry looks yummy & delicious.. thxs for visiting mu site & quick comment.. where r u in london ?

  18. Pumpkins? I am not very fond of pumpkins unfortunately. But this one looks delicious and good!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and appreciating it. :)

  19. looking good...nice presentation...yummy...thnx for visting my space and leaving comments....

  20. Lovely, delicious pumpkin curry..colourful too! you know in India Gujarati people don't eat pumpkin...we love it!

  21. the pan(soup cup) looks so lovely with the curry. Very different from the usual ones.

  22. Wow, sounds delicious! I never thought of putting pumpkin and curry together.


  23. Curry looks spicy and delicious. And nice presentation too Nayna :-)


  24. Your pumpkin curry looks oh SO delicious! I'm a huge fan of pumpkin, I can hear it calling my name. Thanks for sharing such a fantastic recipe:)

  25. Lovely the color too..


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