Pumpkin curry

Pumpkin curry is a vegetarian Indian dish made with pumpkin or squash, tomatoes and lots of wonderfully fragrant herbs and spices
By Atul Kochhar
Pumpkin curry
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  • Serves: 4 (as a side dish)
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 500 g Asian pumpkin, cut into 2.5cm slice
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 green chillies, sliced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp coriander, leaves finely chopped

Tips and Suggestions

Asian pumpkin is available at Asian grocers and some supermarkets, but you can easily apply this recipe to any type of pumpkin or squash.


1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the cumin and nigella seeds. When they start to pop add the onion and sauté until lightly browned.

2. Add the ginger, ground spices and a pinch of salt to taste. Stir for a minute, then add the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.

3. Add the diced pumpkin, cover and cook for 810 minutes, until tender. Add the garam masala, chillies, lime juice and chopped coriander, mix well and serve.

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