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Pumpkin and Cashew Curry Recipe

Healthy and Delicious Pumpkin and Cashew Curry Recipe

Credit: Meg Thompson

You can add other vegies or nuts and seeds to this lovely, versatile curry. The warming spices are anti-inflammatory and supportive of the immune system and circulation. Plus, the whole family will love this Pumpkin and Cashew Curry Recipe.

Serves: 3–4



  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 small onion, peeled & diced
  • 3–4 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • Thumb-sized piece ginger, finely sliced or grated
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 600–700g pumpkin, cut into 3–5cm pieces
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾–1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 silverbeet leaves, roughly chopped, or a couple of handfuls of roughly chopped spinach
  • Fresh chilli & coriander, to serve
  1. Add ghee to medium saucepan over medium heat and add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until onion is soft.
  2. Add salt, curry leaves and mustard seeds and cook for a couple of mins.
  3. Add turmeric and cinnamon and stir for ½ min until fragrant.
  4. Add pumpkin, coconut milk, water and cashews and bring to simmer.
  5. Taste and add extra salt as desired.
  6. Cook for approx. 15–20 mins or until pumpkin is cooked through but not falling apart. Add silverbeet or spinach in last few mins of cooking time.
  7. Serve with plenty of chilli and fresh coriander, as desired.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.