The weather is getting chillier, and the nights are getting longer. Are you looking for a new way to enjoy nice autumn veg which is filling, healthy and tasty?
Here’s a smashing pumpkin recipe we found and have been really enjoying around our HQ. Give it a go and let us know what you think!
Curried Baked Pumpkin
First, you’ll need to make a Spice Mix like so!
• 1 Tbsp Mustard Seeds
• 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
• 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
• 1 tsp Black Peppercorns
Make your spice mix by toasting the mustard seeds, cumin and coriander seeds and peppercorns until fragrant. Cool, then grind to a powder. Store in airtight jar.
Now, for the pumpkin preparations!
• 1 Large Tbsp Spice Mix prepared as above
• ½ tsp Salt
• 1 Knob Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated
• 1 Knob Fresh Turmeric, grated
• 2 Cloves Fresh Garlic, chopped
• 2 Red Chillies, chopped
• 1 Orange, zest and juice
• 1 Pumpkin, other winter squashes can be used as a substitute
To a mortar add 1 large Tbsp of the spice mix you’ve made, the salt, grated ginger and turmeric, chopped garlic and chopped red chillies. Grind mixture into a smooth paste and transfer to a bowl. Mix in the orange zest and juice.
Slather paste over roughly chopped pieces of pumpkin (or squash) and roast in a hot oven until tender.
If you don't happen to have the fresh ingredients to hand, no problemo! Use dried spices instead and you'll still get great results.
Voila! Perfect piping hot pumpkin for you to enjoy. We found this recipe here and wanted to share it with you!
Photo credit: Tam West