Baked Pumpkin Curry


1 small pumpkin acorn or squash

6 garlic cloves, unpeeled

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 medium onion, chopped

50g (1 ½ oz) roasted chickpeas or cashews

1 tbsp curry spice blend

230ml (8fl oz) unflavoured, unsweetened

dairy-free milk

Sea salt and pepper

Garnish (Optional)

1 tsp red pepper flakes, more if desired

1.Preheat the oven to 190°C/Gas mark 5. Lightly oil a 28 x17cm (11x7in) baking dish.

2.Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out and discard the seeds. Cut each into quarters and peel. Cut each quarter into 2-3 chunks. Add the squash pieces and garlic to the prepared baking dish and drizzle with 2 tbsp oil. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the the pumpkin/squash is tender when pierce with a knife.

3.For the curry sauce, heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in a skillet over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and coo, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes. Add the roasted chickpeas/ cashews. Remove from heat and set aside to cool until the squash is removed from the oven.

4.Pour the milk into the blender jug and add the onion curry mixture. Squeeze the roasted garlic from the skins into the jug, discarding the skins. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

5.Scrape the roasted pumpkin/squash into a large serving bowl. Add the curry sauce and toss together using two large spoons. To serve, garnish with red pepper flakes (if using) or pass flakes separately in a small bowl.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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