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easy Thai pumpkin curry with chicken

Easy Thai pumpkin curry with chicken

This easy Thai pumpkin curry with chicken is delicious and ready in no time. Ideal to use the remainder of a big pumpkin in the form of mashed pumpkin.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4 persons


  • 400 gram chicken strips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 300 gram mashed pumpkin
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • salt


  • Cut the bell pepper into pieces. Also slice the shallot and the garlic. Finely chop the cilantro. Keep some of the leaves apart for garnishing.
  • Bake the chicken strips in coconut oil, until they are golden brown. Set them aside.
  • Bake the shallot and the garlic in the same pan (wok).
  • When tender, add the coconut milk and the mashed pumpkin.
  • Bring it to boil. Then add the bell pepper, and the spices: ginger powder, turmeric powder, red curry paste, salt. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • then add the chicken and the cilantro and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with basmati rice and garnish with some cilantro leaves.
Keyword mashed pumpkin, pumpkin, Thai pumpkin curry