Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Pumpkin Curry

12 comments Oct 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes

Pumpkin is in season and all greengrocers have great yellow pumpkins in all sizes. I use this opportunity to widen my scope of pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin curry was on my todo list and so it materialized. I am very pleased with the outcome. A delicious vegetarian dish for lovers of spicy oriental food.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Easy recipe


  • 1 kilo of yellow pumpkin
  • 4 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 large red onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • some curry powder or paste
  • a hand full of raisins
  • juice of a lemon and some zest
  • 2 table spoons of sugar
  • some chilli
  • a cup vegetable stock (or two)
  • a cup coconut milk
  • a bit of vegetable oil for frying
  • a sip of rice vinegar

Preparation :

Peel and cube the pumpkin in large pieces (3-4 cm, 2 inch). Cut the tomato in fine cubes.

Heat some oil in a pot and add the finely chopped onion, the chilli, the curry, some sugar, a pinch of salt. Fry for a couple of minutes to brown the onions a bit. Then add the garlic, the pumpkin, the lemon zest and the ginger. Keep frying for a minute or two, avoid browning the garlic. Add a sip of the vinegar. Now add the soup and the tomato. Cover the pot and let it cook for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat, add the coconut milk and season with a bit of lemon juice and maybe some additional salt.
I serve the curry with rice.

The German cooking recipe “Kuerbis Curry” can be found here.

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  2. Tobias, a wonderful vegetarian dish and quite filling and zesty for these cool autumn evenings.

  3. What a perfect meal for Fall. I have never eaten a pumpkin curry but this looks delicious.

  4. A pumpkin curry sounds very unique and delicious! I love the addition of raisins.

  5. I cooked with pumpkin yesterday and still got some leftover. This is a great way to use it.

  6. I love curries … this sounds so flavorful. And the addition of raisins is great. I have been craving Thai food lately and this just threw me over the edge!! Must get some Thai curry with coconut milk now!

  7. A nice idea ! I search for recipes with pumpkin, I love it. But today on the market I have not seen anyone…

  8. Perfect! I will definitely try it for my vegan son!

  9. @Peter: I like the combo
    @Helene: It is surprising
    @Natasha: Welcome to the blog, thanks for stopping by.
    @Ivy: let me know how it went!
    @Maria: the raisins do the trick
    @Mary: I don’t know where in town you go shopping. Here in Pangrati it is full with it. I saw lots of them at the Kentriki Agora on Athinas lately. I can send you some ;-)
    @Joumana: thanks for stopping by. I like you blog!

  10. Hi, i think i might try your recipe. Are the raisins really “necessary”? I like them, but my family is not a huge fan of them.


  11. Hi Monique,

    they are not necessary. I kind of like adding something sweet thoug. Maybe some pineapple does the trick.

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