Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry

serves 4-6 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 25 minutes   Rated:

Well this is a new favourite. Don't delay, put it on your list. Whether you are vegetarian/vegan or not, this is a killer curry that has all the elements you would expect of a great curry without the meat. The Chonkk (or flavoured oil for tempering the curry) with it's crispy curry leaves, is a must and is a common practice throughout India and Sri Lanka. We certainly love it. We have now printed our Currying Flavour book in the which this recipe appears. Go and get your copy ASAP as there are not many left!

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The Chonkk;


Heat the coconut oil in a small frying pan over medium heat and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds start to pop, add the shallots and curry leaves and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the shallots are dark brown and starting to crisp.


Remove from the heat and strain through a sieve. Reserve the oil for drizzling, set crispy leaves and seeds aside to use as a garnish.


The Curry;


Place shallots, green chilli, curry leaves and EVOO into the Thermomix bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 6. Cook 5 min/Varoma/speed 1.


Add turmeric, fenugreek, curry powder and chilli flakes and cook 1 min/Varoma/speed 1.


Add salt, pandan, coconut milk, coconut cream and pumpkin and cook 18 min/100°C/Reverse/speed soft.


Garnish with the crispy leaves, a little drizzle of the flavoured oil and serve with steamed rice and Coconut Roti.

Served with

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