Vegetarian Curry – Delicious Pumpkin and Spinach!

Vegatrian-Curry

I loved, loved, loved this vegetarian curry! Only two of the kids ate it. I thought it wouldn’t be their thing, so tested it out on a night when I had another meal for them to eat in case. Only if I am testing something different do the kids have an option to eat something else – normally there is just one dinner and they make a choice as to whether they eat it or not.

The curry is pretty easy to cook and the preparation part of the recipe is also quick (needs to cook for 30 minutes though). It would easily feed 4 adults and has lovely fresh flavours.

Vegetarian Curry

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 green chillies
  • 8 dried curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 425g can crushed tomatoes
  • 400ml light coconut milk
  • 600g butternut pumpkin
  • 150 grams baby spinach
  • 1 lime
  • 150 grams natural yoghurt
  • 1/4 bunch mint leaves
  • 2 cups white or brown rice

Method:
Vegetarian Curry - ingredients
1. Deseed and chop chillies finely.

2. Chop onions finely.

3. Cube pumpkin into smallish size pieces.

4. Wash and de-stem baby spinach.

5. Juice the lime.

6. Roughly chop mint.

7. Now that you have everything prepared it is time to cook! Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan on a medium heat.

Vegetarian Curry - Spices
8. Add chillies, curry leaves and tumeric and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring continually.

Vegetarian Curry - Adding onion
9. Add the onions and turn the heat down slightly. Cook for another couple of minutes until the onion is soft.

Vegetarian Curry - Adding tomatoes
10. Add the tomatoes and stir.

Vegetarian Curry - Adding coconut milk
11. Add the coconut milk and mix in.

Vegetarian Curry - Adding Pumpkin
12. Add the pumpkin and bring the curry to the boil. Then reduce to a low heat so it can simmer covered for about 30 minutes.

Vegetarian Curry - Adding Spinach
13. After about 30 minutes, check that the pumpkin is cooked to your taste, then add the lime juice and the spinach.

Vegetarian Curry - Cooking
14. Stir until well combined and cook only for a short time and the baby spinach has just wilted.

Vegetarian Curry - Pumpkin and Spinach
15. Serve on rice with yogurt and mint – delicious!

Vegetarian Curry - Delicious Pumpkin and Spinach!
 
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Recipe type: asian
Ingredients:
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 green chillies
  • 8 dried curry leaves
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 425g can crushed tomatoes
  • 400ml light coconut milk
  • 600g butternut pumpkin
  • 150 grams baby spinach
  • 1 lime
  • 150 grams natural yoghurt
  • ¼ bunch mint leaves
  • 2 cups white or brown rice
Method:
  1. Deseed and chop chillies finely.
  2. Chop onions finely.
  3. Cube pumpkin into smallish size pieces.
  4. Wash and de-stem baby spinach.
  5. Juice the lime.
  6. Roughly chop mint.
  7. Now that you have everything prepared it is time to cook! Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan on a medium heat.
  8. Add chillies, curry leaves and turmeric and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring continually.
  9. Add the onions and turn the heat down slightly. Cook for another couple of minutes until the onion is soft.
  10. Add the tomatoes and stir.
  11. Add the coconut milk and mix in.
  12. Add the pumpkin and bring the curry to the boil. Then reduce to a low heat so it can simmer covered for about 30 minutes.
  13. After about 30 minutes, check that the pumpkin is cooked to your taste, then add the lime juice and the spinach.
  14. Stir until well combined and cook only for a short time and the baby spinach has just wilted.
  15. Serve on rice with yogurt and mint - delicious!

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Comments

  1. Melissa says

    Looks yummy! I’m always looking for an easy vego dish to add to the repetoire. Will have to give it a go this week.

  2. says

    Looks yummy Nicole. I’m curious to know how you test your recipes on yout kids. Do you offer the new recipe up first (and don’t tell kids about the backup meal) or do you offer them both together on the same plate and encourage them to taste the new recipe?

  3. says

    Hi Nic. Hope you are well. This curry looks delicious and I might even try it tonight. I like your idea of a back up meal if you are serving something new as my daughter doesn’t like anything spicy however my husband and I love a good curry. Your photos made my mouth water and it is only 9.20 am! Hope to see you again soon. Jo

  4. says

    I would love to eat this but probably won’t make it until my son decides he likes pumpkin that’s not mashed up into pumpkin soup that he adores.

  5. Melissa says

    I made this last night to have tonight and it was delicious. I also added a tin of chickpeas, as I love them in a veggie curry. My three year old wasn’t too keen on it, but the one year old loved it. Go figure!
    This will definitely become a regular in our household. Thanks.

  6. says

    I tried this recipe last night and it was a super duper hit!!! Lovely flavors and a great way to include veggies in the menu!!