Thai Pumpkin Yellow Curry

Mildly colored and flavorful Thai inspired pumpkin yellow curry is our favorite. This Curry mixed with rice serves as a hearty and satisfying meal. This gravy with coconut milk and added vegetables is so rich and healthy.

Ingredients (Serves 3)

Preparation time – 15 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
  • Onion – 1 medium sized, cut into cubes
  • Garlic – 2 cloves, chopped
  • Pumpkin – 1 small sized, cut into cubes
  • Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow) – 1/2 each, cut into cubes
  • Coriander leaves – for garnishing
  • Coconut Cream (thick) – 1/4 cup
  • Coconut Cream (thin) – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – As required
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

Yellow Curry paste

  • Lemon grass – 2 stalks, cut into pieces
  • Shallots – 5, chopped
  • Garlic – 7 cloves, chopped
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch, chopped
  • Thai Red bird eye chilli / Fresh Red Chilli – 2, chopped
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon zest – 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut cream (thick) – 3 tbsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric – 3/4 tsp
  • Water – As required

Steps

  • To prepare the yellow curry paste, grind all the ingredients with little water.
  • In a pan, add oil, onions, garlic and saute for 2 mins till the onions turns transparent.
  • Add pumpkin and cook for 3 mins till it turns soft.
  • Add bell peppers and saute for a minute.
  • Now add the yellow curry paste, thick coconut cream and cook in low flame until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the thin coconut cream and give it a stir.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy !!! It can be served with rice, quinoa.

Key Points

  • Make sure not to overcook pumpkin as it turns mushy.
  • You can other veggies like carrot, broccoli, baby corn too.
  • Gravy was little spicy as we love it so.
  • Garnish with cashews if desired.

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