Pumpkin, lentil and mushroom curry

  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: medium

  • Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, or sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, very finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup (75g) red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 250g button mushrooms, halved
  • 2 truss tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 400g can brown lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 1/2 butternut pumpkin (800g), peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 150g baby spinach leaves
  • Steamed white rice, to serve
  • Coriander leaves, to serve
  • Red chilli, thinly sliced, to serve
  1. Instructions
  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, kaffir lime and curry and tomato pastes, and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add mushrooms and tomato wedges, and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, then add the lentils and coconut milk.
  5. Rinse out coconut milk can with 1/2 cup (125ml) water and add to pan. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.
  6. Season and cook for 5-6 minutes until the flavours have infused.
  7. Add the pumpkin and cook for 10 minutes or until just tender.
  8. Stir through the spinach and cook for a further 1 minute or until wilted.
  9. Serve curry with steamed rice and sprinkled with coriander and chilli.