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* The title of this blog refutes the dangerous idea that veganism is a weight-loss diet and that all vegans are skinny. Conversely, being a-not-so-skinny-vegan is also not the same as being overweight or unhealthy. All food intake must be part of a balanced lifestyle.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pumpkin & Spinach Red Lentil Curry

There's really not much you can do to make curry look good in a photo. Nor do I have a specific recipe for cooking this curry. It goes a little something like:

Pumpkin & Spinach Red Lentil Curry

1 tbsp oil
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups red lentils, washed
3 cups chopped pumpkin
1 litre vegetable stock
200g spinach leaves

1 tbsp madras curry powder
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp parprika
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp cumin
1 tsp cinammon

 Heat the oil in a pot and add garlic, onion & spices. Fry until the onion softens and the spices release their aromas. Add the pumpkin and fry in the spices. The add lentils and stock and bring to the boil. Then lower the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced so that it looks like curry and not soup (this could take a while). Add the spinach when it has the desired look and stir through until it is limp. Then either blend a few ladelfuls in a blender or using a stick blender do it in the pot.

Serve with rice.

* This is quite a conservative estimate. I probably put a lot more in. I don't own any measures though!


  1. Was just looking for some ideas about what to do with my left-over pumpkin!!!! Since we love Indian, this will be perfect!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. i think this is the perfect use for the remaining can of pumpkin in my cupboard!