Potato Pumpkin and Lentil Curry!


This would have to be one of the most requested recipes that I have in my repetoire.  My lovely friend, Kelsey, used to come to my house each week when we had this for dinner – it would be her favourite meal EVER!  And she has recently introduced her partner to this and he loves it too!

I serve this with cooked brown rice.  I choose brown rice over white rice purely because there are more nutrients in the brown rice than in the white rice, but really this comes down to personal taste.  Brown rice is just as easy to cook in the rice cooker as white rice.

This recipe also looks like I am sponsored by Pams!  I am not, but I find that Pams range of foods very high quality and inexpensive!


1 T oil
1 onion, finely diced

2 heaped tsp minced ginger

2 heaped tsp minced garlic

2 large dessertspoons of Pataks Mild Curry Paste (NOT the curry simmer sauce)

1 tin coconut cream

1 tin Watties Condensed Pumpkin Soup

1 tin brown lentils, drained and rinsed

1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

800gm potatoes, scrubbed, cut into chunks and boiled until just cooked (I use a half and half mix of potatoes and orange kumara when kumara is in season)

Potato Pumpkin Lentil Curry ingredients

So, in a large pot, heat the oil and add the onion, garlic and ginger.

PPLC onion garlic ginger

Stir fry until fragrant.

PPLC curry paste

Add the curry paste and stir until fragrant and the spice paste is cooking out.  Add the coconut cream, and when mixed through, add the tin of soup.

PPLC coconut cream

Mix well.

Add the drained rinsed chickpeas and lentils.  Mix through the curry and leave for a few minutes to simmer.

PPLC with potatoes and kumara

Add the cooked chopped potatoes (and kumara if desired).  Mix and serve on rice.

PPLC dished

The beauty of this meal is that it keeps wonderfully for lunches the next day, and without the potatoes, can be frozen in meal portions for future meals.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s