Tamarind and pumpkin

Try this delicious spicy pumpkin.

Tamarind and pumpkin


Serves 4

225g split red lentils, washed and drained
pinch salt
1 tsp tamarind concentrate diluted in 4 tsp water
2 cups diced pumpkin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 Tbsp canola oil
½ tsp black mustard seeds
4 red chillies, deseeded and diced
1 tsp curry powder
1 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped, for garnish
1 Tbsp chopped cashew nuts, for garnish


Place lentils and double their volume of hot water into a pan and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes or until lentils are mushy.
Add salt, tamarind, pumpkin, coriander, cumin and simmer for about 10 minutes or until pumpkin is soft.
Take off the heat and keep warm.
Heat oil in a small saucepan and add mustard seeds.
When they crackle, add chillies and curry powder. Pour over lentils and mix well.
Serve garnished with coriander and cashew nuts.

Nutrition Information Panel

Per Serving [4 Serves]
Energy 848kj
Protein 6.7g
Total fat 11.9g
- saturated fat 1.4g
Carbohydrates 15.0g
- sugars 4.6g
Fibre 3.7g
Sodium 213mg

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