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Green Pumpkin Curry: Rediscover Pumpkin From a New Angle

Why Choose Green Pumpkin?

The green pumpkin, often set aside in favor of its ripe version, has firmer flesh, ideal for long cooking such as in a curry. It thus maintains a good hold while imbibing the spicy flavors of the dish. Its taste, slightly more subtle than orange pumpkin, is a blank canvas for spices and aromatics, allowing for perfect harmony on the palate.

🔍 Information Details
⏱️ Preparation time 25 minutes
🍳 Cooking time 25 minutes
⏲️ Total time 50 minutes
🔧 Difficulty level AVERAGE
🍽️ Servings 4 people
🔥 Calories (approximate) 350 kcal per serving


  • 500 g green pumpkin, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger, approximately 5 cm, grated
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon green curry paste
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • Zest of a lime (lime)
  • 1 teaspoon of maple sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 handful of basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon harissa
  • Black garlic salt (adjust to taste)
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


Tips for a Perfect Pumpkin

Mastery of its Texture

  • Pumpkin variety: For an ideal texture, choose green pumpkin varieties with firm flesh.
  • Monitored cooking: Do not overcook during the steaming phase to maintain an adequate texture.
  • Delicate incorporation: When adding to the preparation, mix gently so as not to crush the pieces.
  • Gentle simmer: Choose a low heat to preserve the shape and texture of the pumpkin.

Food and Wine Pairing

A white Gewurztraminer, with fruity and exotic notes, or a light Pinot Noir, will bring the perfect balance to this dish, complementing its spicy flavors and the unique character of the green pumpkin.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What makes green pumpkin different from orange pumpkin?

The green pumpkin has firmer flesh and a slightly different taste, more subtle than its orange version.

Is green pumpkin better for a curry?

Yes, its firm texture helps absorb the spicy flavors of the curry better without becoming mushy.

What are the culinary benefits of green pumpkin?

It offers good cooking strength and a mild taste that harmonizes with many flavors.

Is green pumpkin more nutritious?

Both versions of pumpkin have similar nutritional profiles, offering many health benefits.

Can we replace green pumpkin with orange pumpkin in this recipe?

Yes, but this could slightly change the texture and final taste of the curry.

Which wine goes best with this curry?

A white Gewurztraminer or light Pinot Noir are ideal to complement the spicy flavors of the dish.

Are there any other popular recipes using green pumpkin?

Yes, green pumpkin can be used in a variety of dishes, from stir-fries to soups, always providing a unique twist.

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