Cinnamon Scented Pumpkin and Black Bean Curry
A quick, fragrant, nourishing meal which is perfect for a cold night and also suitable for lunch the next day.
Get your rice cooking if you are going to serve this with rice.
Heat a small amount of oil in a large pan and gently sauté the onion and chilli until they have softened and the onion has started to caramelise. See additional notes*.
Put the curry powder in a small dry pan and carefully dry roast it over a low heat. Stir it as you go and only roast for a minute or 2 to bring the aromatics of the curry out.
Add the curry and the cinnamon to the onion and stir them over a low heat until they are well combined. Add the tomatoes, stock, black beans and pumpkin. Bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cover the pan and continue cooking until the pumpkin is tender.
I serve this with steamed brown rice and garnish it with loads of fresh washed coriander just before serving.
“Just as the name suggests this is a sweet curry. It’s a quick fragrant nourishing meal for a cold night. It’s also beautiful to have for lunch the next day.
*Caramelising the onion is an important step. It means to cook the onion until it starts to brown and the natural sugars have come out. This gives the onion a sweeter, caramel flavour. You can get black beans at well stocked health food stores and some supermarkets. If you can’t find back beans just substitute them with kidney beans or chick peas.”
Recipe courtesy of The Kind Cook
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