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Pumpkin Chickpea Curry
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1 cup

Pumpkin Chickpea Curry

Recipe Type

Traditionally, curry is a South Asian dish seasoned with spices.



  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • ½ pumpkin or squash, chopped into chunks
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small piece of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder
  • 5 ounces spinach
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (13-ounce) can low-fat coconut milk
  • Lemon juice, if desired
  • Sea salt, pepper to taste

Topping (optional)

  • 4 tablespoons cashew nuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame seeds


Heat the coconut oil in a pan or wok. Sauté the pumpkin and onion for about three minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, ginger and curry powder and cook for about one to two minutes longer. Then add coconut milk, bring to a boil and simmer 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add spinach and chickpeas and simmer for five minutes until the spinach has wilted. Add a little water, as needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, if you like. Serve with rice (or other grain of your choice) and top with cashews and sesame seeds.

Dietary and Nutrition


Pulses contain little to no total fat, saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol, and they are high in soluble fiber that reduces blood cholesterol levels. As a result, incorporating pulses into the diet can contribute to reduced blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

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A Pocket Guide to Preparing Pulse Foods (FN2068 November 2022)

Pulses are a type of legume, which are seeds that grow in their pods. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes 11 types of pulses, including dry beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas.

Pulses: The Perfect Food, Healthy to Eat, Healthy to Grow; Peas-Lentils-Chickpeas (FN1508, Reviewed Oct. 2022)

Pulses, which include chickpeas/garbanzo beans, dry peas and lentils, are increasingly being recognized for their role in promoting good health.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.