This easy vegetable curry uses just a handful of ingredients but packs a flavourful punch! This recipe was produced in collaboration with our friends at Fare Share Southwest to help families to make use of excess pumpkin stocks during the Halloween period.
- Vegetable oil
- 800g of pumpkin
- 1 large onion
- 500g of potatoes
- 1/2 tsp Bart Manipur Masala
- Salt and Pepper
For the curry paste:
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 tsp Bart Garlic Paste or cloves
- 3 tsp Bart Ginger Paste or whole ginger
- 1 tsp Bart Manipur Masala
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 400ml full fat coconut milk
- or 400g Greek yoghurt
- 150ml vegetable stock
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Pepper, to season
- A few handfuls of spinach or peas, or both
- Mango chutney
- Full fat yoghurt
- Preheat the oven to 200C/425F/Gas Mark 7 and place a large roasting tin with a generous glug of oil in the oven to heat. Chop the potatoes into 1cm cubes and mix with 1/2 tsp of Bart Manipur Masala, a little oil and generous seasoning of salt and pepper. Once the roasting tin has heated, add the potato, mix well and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
- Next, peel and chop the pumpkin into 1cm cubes. Reserve a generous couple of handfuls, then add the rest to the potatoes.. Roast for 15 more minutes, turn gently, then reduce the oven temperature to 180C and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until the pumpkin is soft but still holds form.
- Whilst the pumpkin and potatoes roast, prepare the curry sauce. Finely chop the onion and sauté in vegetable oil for around 7 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and ginger, stirring constantly for a couple of minutes until fragrant. Next add the Manipur Masala and cook for a further 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste, followed by the coconut milk or yoghurt, stock and reserved pumpkin. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for 30 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender and the liquid has reduced. Remove from the heat and leave to cook slightly, then blitz with a blender or in a food processor until smooth. Taste and season.
- Return the sauce to the pan over a gentle heat. If you would prefer a thicker sauce, at this stage stir in a couple of teaspoons of flour mixed with water and allow the sauce to simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Next add in the roast pumpkin and potatoes and heat through. Finish with a few handfuls of spinach and peas, and cook for a further few minutes.
- Serve steaming over fluffy rice, with naan breads and a spoon of mango chutney, or yoghurt to cool the heat if desired.