Pumpkin and Green Pea Pakistani Curry

pumpkin and pea curry


1kg pumpkin, chopped into small cubes

1 medium onion, chopped

Splash extra virgin oil

200g green peas

1tbsp ground ginger

1tbsp ground garlic

1 fresh red chilli pepper, chopped

½ tsp red chilli powder

1 tbsp cumin seeds

Fresh green coriander, chopped for garnish



  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the cumin seeds and fry for 40 seconds
  2. Add everything to the pan except the pumpkin and cream, cook for 4 minutes
  3. Add the pumpkin and a little bit of water
  4. Stir, cover, and leave for 5 minutes
  5. Keep stirring from time to time until the pumpkin is tender
  6. Once it’s tender, add the green peas and cook for 8-10 minutes
  7. Garnish with fresh green coriander and serve with naan bread or rice.


With thanks to the Rose Hill Asian Women’s Group in Oxford.