A fragrant summer curry with garden vegetables and coconut milk is perfect for this long weekend. Harvesting my tomatoes, peppers and these pretty heirloom summer pumpkins have helped me rejuvenate after long days of work.
The recipe for this glorious curry is fairly simple, just use fresh organic ingredients and they will transform the taste.
A little tip for the pumpkins: Use a fork to poke holes all around and put in the microwave for 3 minutes. Use a towel to hold and slice off the peels. Cut in half and scoop the seeds out. If your pumpkins have a soft cover then just peel them without the use of a microwave.
Cauliflower and summer pumpkin curry
a savory tomato coconut curry with cauliflower and pumpkin
- 1 head of Cauliflower – cut in florets
- 2 small pumpkins
- 3 fresh tomatoes
- 2 cloves
- 1 inch fresh ginger – grated
- 1tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 2-3 green chilies – chopped
- A handful of curry leaves
- 1 cup of organic coconut milk
- 1/4 tsp Asafetida or hing(optional)
- Salt to taste
- Juice of half lemon
- Chopped cilantro
- Mustard oil ( or oil of your choice)
- Puree the tomatoes in a blender
- You can cut the cauliflower in florets
- Use a fork to poke holes all around and put in the microwave for 3 minutes. Use a towel to hold and slice off the peels. Cut in half and scoop the seeds out. Slice the pumpkin halves. If your pumpkins have a soft cover then just peel them without the use of a microwave.
- In a pan warm up another 3 tbsp of oil, add cumin, mustard and let then pop for a few seconds, add green chilies, curry leaves cloves, grated ginger, and asafetida, and
- Add pureed tomatoes and let the mixture cook for a few minutes.
- Add turmeric, chilies powder and let the mixture cook until the oil starts to separate from the tomatoes
- Add the coconut milk and mix well
- Add the vegetables and let them cook until the desired softness
- Top with lemon juice and fresh cilantro.
Sharing at Fiesta Friday where co-hosts this week areAntonia @ Zoale.com and Lathi @ From Lathi’s Kitchen