Pumpkin, Ginger & Spinach Curry

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Meat Free Mowgli

By Nisha Katona

Published 2022

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Fenugreek seeds, especially when paired with asafoetida/hing, pack some serious clout and really wake up quiet, watery vegetables, such as squashes or pumpkin. This glorious orange curry is given an iron-rich hit of spinach and some punchy ginger too, so it’s wonderfully good for you as well as tasty.


  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • ¼ tsp


  1. Heat the oil in a large wide-based pan that has a lid over a medium heat. When hot, add the fenugreek seeds and cook until the nuggets of fenugreek turn dark brown. Be careful not to burn, as they will taste bitter. Add the asafoetida to the pan, followed by the chopped pumpkin, turmeric, chilli powder, salt and sugar and stir until well combined. Then add the measured w