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Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry

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Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry
Jody Hoy
This West Indian inspired, whole foods pumpkin and chickpea curry recipe is a wonderful fall/winter entrée and does not need much more than fragrant brown basmati rice and some cooked greens to make an excellent meal. You can add some fish or tofu to this recipe for extra protein, but it is excellent as is. Any firm winter squash (kabocha, hubbard, butternut, acorn, etc) can be used in place of the pumpkin. The flavor of this dish improves when it sits overnight.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 pound peeled pumpkin or other winter squash, cut into 1” chunks
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 15-ounce can plum tomatoes, chopped (reserve juice)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 thyme branches
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro


Warm olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, until onions are translucent.

Add pumpkin, carrot, and curry, and stir to coat the vegetables. Cook 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, broth, chickpeas and two pinches of salt. Bring curry to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 25-30 minutes, until squash is tender.

Discard bay leaf and thyme branches and adjust seasoning. Add cilantro when serving.

Serves 4-6

Copyright 2009 by Jen Hoy

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 5 out of 5
Pumpkin/Chickpea Curry, Member mgordonpiano

This is a recipe that gives you back 1000 times what you put into making it. It is delicious, and I will be making this many more times. It lends itself to adding/varying the vagetables, and can probably be conjured up any number of ways. Too bad there was none left over to see how the flavors mellowed overnight. Maybe next time.....

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