Mellow Pumpkin and Cashew Curry

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Harvesting pumpkins this year? Why not use the delicious flesh to make this flavoursome homemade curry? It also uses onion, garlic and chilli - how many of your own ingredients can you grow in your garden or allotment? 


  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 1 large onion, sliced 
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (400g) tin coconut milk 
  • Hot water
  • 450g pumpkin cut into 2.5cm squares 
  • 150g cashew nuts
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 green chilli, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1dsp coriander seeds
  • 1tsp black onion seeds
  • 1tsp fennel seeds
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste
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  1. Heat a dry frying pan over a moderate heat. Toast the coriander, black onion and fennel seeds and the turmeric for 3-4mins until the coriander seeds begin to pop. Add the oil and heat through.
  2. Add onion, chilli and garlic, cover and cook until soft (about 5-6mins). Add the tamarind paste and tomato puree.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin and cashew nuts, coconut milk and enough hot water to cover the pumpkin.
  4. Season with salt, cover and simmer for 10-15mins.
  5. Before serving stir in the freshly chopped coriander, check seasoning and serve in a bowl with naan bread or on a bed of rice.

For a meaty variation of this recipe, add some cooked diced lamb with the pumpkin. We'd love to hear what you're cooking up with your pumpkins this year! Email us at 

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