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Pumpkin-coconut milk Curry(Sri Lankan, vegetarian)

Pumpkin-coconut milk Curry(Sri Lankan, vegetarian).

 

The perfect pumpkin curry recipe for fall and pumpkin season.

 

Enjoy the simple flavors of this Pumpkin curry cooked in Coconut milk and Turmeric powder then tempered and served warm with rice and curry.

 

It’s another Sri Lankan dish you can easily recreate at home. gluten-free,vegan,low-carb.

Sri Lankan creamy pumpkin curry.

The yellow pumpkin curry is slow-cooked over with spices with coconut milk which gives this Sri Lankan vegan/vegetarian recipe its creamy gravy that you can serve as a side dish with rice or your favorite carb.

 

A kid-friendly vegetarian pumpkin curry.

I often have to cook this pumpkin coconut curry for my kids at home.

It’s mildly spiced and gives you a creamy gravy that the kids love to mix with rice.

How to cut the pumpkin for the vegan curry.

 

  • Wash the pumpkin.

 

  • Place the pumpkin over a hard surface and use a heavy knife to cut through the ridges you already find in the pumpkin.

 

  • You will be cooking the pumpkin with the skin. As the pumpkin has a hard, thick skin use a sharp, heavy knife to cut through the thick skin. 

 

  • Remove all the seeds and then cut the wedges into 2-inch thick cubes.

 

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he perfect pumpkin curry recipe for fall and pumpkin season. Enjoy the simple flavors of this Pumpkin curry cooked in Coconut milk and Turmeric powder then tempered and served warm with rice and curry.

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Sri Lankan pumpkin curry

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

For tempering

4-5 tablespoons of Oil

A handful of Curry leaves

1 large onion sliced fine

2 garlic cloves sliced fine

1/2 teaspoon of chilli flecks

1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder

1 teaspoon of Mustard seeds

 

To cook the pumpkin curry

500g of Pumpkin, Cleaned and cut into the required size.

3 Garlic cloves finely sliced

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

3 Cardamom pods

1-inch cinnamon piece

1 cup of water

1/2 cup of water

1/2 a cup of thick Coconut milk

Method

Tempering

In a pan over medium heat, using three tablespoons of oil, temper the chopped curry leaves, onion(1 large), garlic(2 pods). 2-3 minutes.

While the onions are tempering add the Turmeric(1/4tsp), Chilli flecks(1/2 tsp) and mustard seeds(1 tsp).

Continue cooking for another 2 minutes over low heat. transfer ingredients to a bowl and set aside.

tempering ingredients for the pumpkin curry.

 

Use the same pan you used to temper the ingredients.

Add the pumpkin and pour in the water(1 cup), set the heat to medium and while the pumpkin is cooking add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, garlic(3 cloves), cardamom pods(3), cinnamon(1-inch piece).

Mix well with the pumpkin and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pumpkin turn slightly soft.

cook the pumpkin in spices and water to make the pumpkin curry.

 

Reduce heat, pour in the coconut milk, season with salt and slow simmer over medium heat for further 15 minutes.

Cook until the desired consistency is reached which is a milky, thick gravy and soft Pumpkins. season with salt if necessary.cooking the pumpkin in coconut milk.

 

Add the tempered ingredients to the pumpkin curry, mix and serve warm with your rice and curry.add the tempering to the pumpkin to cook the curry.

 

Yield: 4

Pumpkin-coconut milk Curry(Sri Lankan, vegetarian)

Pumpkin-coconut milk Curry(Sri Lankan, vegetarian)

Enjoy the simple flavors of this Pumpkin curry cooked in Coconut milk and Turmeric powder then tempered and served warm with rice and curry.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.New Group

  • For tempering
  • 4-5 tablespoons of Oil
  • A handful of Curry leaves
  • 1 large onion sliced fine
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced fine
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flecks
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Mustard seeds

To cook the pumpkin curryroup

  • 500g of Pumpkin, Cleaned and cut into the required size.
  • 3 Garlic cloves finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 Cardamom pods
  • 1-inch cinnamon piece
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 a cup of thick Coconut milk

Instructions

    Tempering

    In a pan over medium heat, using three tablespoons of oil, temper the chopped curry leaves, onion(1 large), garlic(2 pods). 2-3 minutes.

    While the onions are tempering add the Turmeric(1/4tsp), Chilli flecks(1/2 tsp) and mustard seeds(1 tsp).

    Continue cooking for another 2 minutes over low heat. transfer ingredients to a bowl and set aside.

    Use the same pan you used to temper the ingredients.

    Add the pumpkin and pour in the water(1 cup), set the heat to medium and while the pumpkin is cooking add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, garlic(3 cloves), cardamom pods(3), cinnamon(1-inch piece).

    Mix well with the pumpkin and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pumpkin turn slightly soft.

    Reduce heat, pour in the coconut milk, season with salt and slow simmer over medium heat for further 15 minutes.

    Cook until the desired consistency is reached which is a milky, thick gravy and soft Pumpkins. season with salt if necessary.

    Add the tempered ingredients to the pumpkin curry, mix and serve warm with your rice and curry.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
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    rachel

    Friday 20th of November 2020

    Yum! Thanks

    Brian Lageose

    Wednesday 26th of August 2015

    This looks and sounds delicious. By the way, I am very bad with lids. I always think something is closed, and it's not, so I am constantly cleaning ingredients out of the grout lines on the kitchen-counter tile... ;)

    jehan

    Wednesday 26th of August 2015

    You're not the only one, milk to curries. Try the wooden spoon trick stops the overflowing like magic or stick it in the pan that works too.☺

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