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Pumpkin Banana Curry

Since it is pumpkin season in North America, I thought I would write a seasonal recipe, but with a tropical twist since I live near the equator now. The addition of plantain banana adds a sweet, unexpected surprise to the savoury flavours of this masala curry. For those who have never tried plantain: it is a starchy, dense banana with a texture similar to potato, and the flavour is more delicate than the other kind of banana.

This is an easy recipe and makes quite a lot!

  • 2 cups pumpkin, cubed into 1cm chunks
  • 1 plantain banana, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 Chinese eggpant, chopped
  • 2 table spoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (fresh or dried)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

In a large pot, simmer onion, pumpkin, banana, carrot, and eggplant in a light drizzle of oil over medium heat until golden brown. This should take approximately 7-10 minutes. Add coconut milk, water and spices and simmer for an additional ten minutes, or until the pumpkin and carrot are tender.

Allow to cool for several minutes, and serve over steamed rice.


*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Anita Vegana
    What a nice recipe - just in time for this season. I voted. Please come read my article, Let's Make This Little Piggy Fly!, and vote if you enjoyed reading it. Thank you.
  2. SnakeWitch
    I like this soup. Nice recipe, yet again! I voted! I have an article on vegan Halloween treats that are just as good at any other time, too! Check it out! Cheers!
  3. Veganara
    Voted. Nice recipe, unusual ingredients for a curry! I suppose it tastes a bit like a korma, being quite mild and sweet? I notice a recurring pumpkin theme in your recipes! (bit like me with my sun-dried tomatoes! )
  4. JustVegan
    that sounds delish. voted.
  5. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Ummm...wot a delicious form of pumpkin.........Voted, tho late...anywayz..... :)
  6. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Also please check out my latest on Animal Sacrifice, vote if you like, sharing further…Thanks! :)


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