April 27, 2010

Pumpkin Curry with Chickpeas

Chickpeas is so versatile that it almost goes well with almost anything. I have been wanting to do something different with chickpeas since long. I happened to have some pumpkin at home & I made this really yummy curry with the two.

Pumpkin Curry with Chickpeas

I normally don't use coconut milk in my cooking. But this recipe called for some thick coconut milk & I really did love the flavor.

This isn't a very spicy curry. There is quite a bit of sweetness from pumpkin & coconut milk & a little bit of heat coming from cinnamon & green chillies. Feel free to adjust the spices as per your preferences.

You Will Need:
  • 100g Chickpeas - soaked overnight or for 5-6 hrs
  • 500g Pumpkin - Peeled & diced into medium sized cubes
  • 2 red onions - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut - fresh
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • cinnamon - 1 small stick
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 4 green chillies
  • 1 cup thick coconut milk
  • Salt as per taste.
  • Oil
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish

How To:

  • Pressure cook chickpeas with some salt until tender. Drain & set aside.
  • Grind grated coconut, cardamom , cinnamon, green chillies & turmeric into a smooth paste adding very little water
  • In a large pan, splutter cumin seeds, add chopped onions & fry until they turn pink.
  • Add the ground paste & fry for a couple of mins. Add diced pumpkin & add about less than 1/2 a cup of water & cook until tender.
  • Add chickpeas, coconut milk & salt. Bring it to a simmer & cook for about 10 mins. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Turn off the stove & transfer to a serving dish.

Serve HOT with Warm Naans/Rotis .. Enjoi !!!

35 comments:

priya said...

wow...love to have this with rotis!!.....yummmmmmmm

Sharmilee! :) said...

New combo of pumpkin with chickpeas...looks tasty!

Madhuri said...

nice curry and presentation

Deepti said...

Nice combo n lovely presentation.

Happy Cook said...

Give this to me with naan please looks so so good.

Ann said...

Fabulous Pictures! Looks so good

Priti said...

Gud to see you back in action Di...hhehe seems our talk is getting materialized at last..and the curry looks cool...nice combo

Pavithra said...

Beautiful curry and looks sooooo yummy. Wonderful combo as well...

DEESHA said...

Thanks so much everyone

@Priti: Thanks .. yep looks like I am getting some motivation

Anonymous said...

Wonderful dish and pic - pumpkin good for summer heat :)

Ria Mathew said...

Your curry looks yummy! 90% of our curries have coconut milk in it :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Yummy combo

meeso said...

I love pumpkin so much but hardly ever get to eat it... I also really love chickpeas, so this is a recipe for me :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Its a very interesting one.. i have had it too - tastes wonderful...

Veggie Belly said...

just wondering, is this indian pumpkin or the orange/sweet stuff?

Aruna Manikandan said...

Wow!!!
Nice combination dear, looks rich and delicious!!!
lovely click :-)

Indranee said...

Looks really delicious!

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice and different combination..looks yumm

Priya said...

Thats a beautiful and delicious combination, looks awesome..

Sush said...

is this a Goan preparation? I remember having something similar.., but not very sure :( Nice click as always

suma said...

Chickpeas and pumpkin is a new and interesting combo, looks delicious!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats very new to me and lovely serving bowl!

Usha said...

Lovely combination, looks delicious!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Beautiful click and looks so yummy...

Mangala Bhat said...

Nice combination ..lovely bowl!

Valarmathi said...

Nice combo, looks lovely and yummy. Liked that bowl. Nice and neat pic.

M D said...

Oh that looks lovely. Nice pic too. I dont like pumpkins, but this way it must be must better. I love sweet and spice combo though!

Cham said...

Unusual and delicious combo!

Soma Pradhan said...

Hey this is a yummy dish.. I will surely love to try this out once

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious recipe

kitchen tables said...

This is a nice combination. How come I never thought of this! Thanks for the idea!

Malar Gandhi said...

Wonderful curry, beautiful picture.

Cynthia said...

I cooked channa today, hmmm, I should have had some pumpkin.

Looks great and bookmarked!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

nice recipe

Parita said...

New combo to me, nice one!