Pumpkin Curry: Recipe of the Week


Pumpkin Curry

I grew up eating curry.  I have to admit my mom’s chicken curry is divine!  I’ve actually cried when I fell and dropped my plate of curry.  I went to an amazing Thai restaurant and they cooked with so much love it made me think of my mom.  With it being fall, here is a hearty and seasonally inspired curry guaranteed to warm your bellies and hearts.




Chicken (I had left over rotisserie chicken)

2 to 3 slices of ginger

2 cloves of garlic minced

1 medium onion diced

1 Red bell pepper

2 potatoes cut into chunks

1 – 2 carrots chopped

1 ½ cup pineapple chunks

Roasted pumpkin

(whatever veggies you like, I love green beans)

1 – 2 cups chicken stock

1 to 3 tablespoon curry powder

1 can of coconut milk

1 Bay Leaf

1 Cinnamon stick

Fish sauce (optional)

Lump Sugar (optional)

Water can be added if needed

Salt and pepper to taste



Cut the pumpkin into slices and roast at 400 degrees for 18 to 23 minutes.  You could also use puree if you want.  In the meanwhile, chop all the veggies. 

Heat your pan and add olive oil.  When the pan is heated up, add your ginger, garlic, and onions and sauté.  Sprinkle some salt on the onion mixture.  Next add, potatoes, carrots and bell peppers.  Then add roasted pumpkin, pineapple, and green beans. 


After cooking for a while, I transfer all the veggies and fruit to a pot.  I added stock, coconut milk, curry powder, cinnamon stick, and a bay leaf.  You can add water if needed.  I let it come to a boil then simmer.  I added some fish sauce and little bit sugar.  You can let it simmer for 30 minutes up to 45 minutes for more flavor.  Lastly, I added chicken and then salt and pepper to taste.  For those that would like more of a kick, use red curry.  Also for those who like creamy texture, you can add some peanut butter.


Get your rice and add a big scoop of curry.  Commence happy dance!



Meet The Author

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Cheryl is a food aficionado. Raised by a family of chefs and amazing cooks and bakers, it is no wonder Cheryl has such an appreciation of food. Between family and friends, so many special memories and traditions were made around food. She enjoys learning new flavors and trying new restaurants. Thanks to past strong and specific pregnancy cravings with her last baby, her passion hit a new level. Her favorite thing to do when the kids are asleep, is to look up new restaurants and peruse the menu as well as looking up many new recipes to try (oh that Pinterest and Facebook feed!). Cooking and baking are her meditation and art. She shares her love of food with her kiddos and hopes to create lasting memories and traditions for them.

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