Pumpkin & Lentil Curry

by Lisa K. on Tue, February 07, 2017

Pumpkins and lentils are packed with fibres and minerals that are good for your body. This lovely vegan curry recipe is easy on your wallet and full of flavours. So, if you want to give your body a break from poultry and red meats, this is the recipe for you.

Perfect for meatless days!

Serves 3 - 4 people

Cover the pan with a lid when you fry the mustard seeds and curry leaves to prevent spits and splatters.

If you like a bit of heat in your curry, fry 4 pieces of dried chilli together with the mustard seeds.

Foodster's Verdict

Pumpkin & Lentil Curry


  • Preparation
  • Total
    3 tbsp. cooking oil
    1 yellow onion, blended
    4 cloves garlic, blended
    1 packet curry powder
    ½ cup lentils, soaked for 15 mins
    500g pumpkin, large cubes
    400ml vegetable stock
    Juice of ½ a lemon
    Chopped fresh coriander, optional

    Spice Mix:
    1 tbsp. cooking oil
    1 tsp. mustard seeds
    ½ tsp. turmeric powder
    2 sprigs curry leaves

1. Mix the blended onion, garlic and curry powder together into a paste. Sauté the paste in hot oil until it becomes fragrant.

Fry your spices properly until fragrant

2. Pour in half of the vegetable stock and all the lentils, stir and simmer on medium heat until the lentils are half cooked.

3. Add the pumpkin and the rest of the vegetable stock, cook till it is fork tender. Add extra stock if the curry gets too thick.

This dish has tons of colour and nutrients

4. On a separate pan, heat the oil on low and fry the mustard seeds and turmeric powder. When the seeds stop popping, throw in the curry leaves and sauté for 10 seconds.

5. Pour the hot spice mix into the curry, squeeze in the lemon juice and stir gently, season to taste. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander.

A beautiful vegan dish you can enjoy with the whole family



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