Pumpkin Curry with Chicken Recipe

When you are bored of your usual chicken curry, you can give it a twist with the use of pumpkin. Pumpkin Curry with Chicken has a unique taste that is quick to make and has rich flavours. It is a perfect recipe to serve when you have guests at home along with steamed rice or tawa paratha. 

Cooking time
30 min
Preparation time
30 min



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This recipe scored better than the original recipe because of the addition of pumpkin puree and oats, which doubles up the nutrition content of the dish.


  • 400 grams chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 500 grams yellow pumpkin
  • an inch piece of ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 40 grams Saffola Peppy Tomato Oats
  • Salt as required
  • A small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Saffola Active Oil for cooking
  • 1 cup water


How to make Pumpkin Curry with Chicken

  • To prepare the Pumpkin Curry With Chicken, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.
  • Add the crushed garlic, onion, ginger, green chillies and chopped pumpkin. Sprinkle some salt and stir them for about a minute, cover the pan and simmer until the pumpkin has softened.
  • Using a hand blender, blend the pumpkin into a puree while it is in the pan. Add the tomato puree, the oats, all the remaining spices and the chicken pieces.
  • Add a cup of water, cover the pan, turn the heat to low and cook until the chicken is cooked completely about 15 minutes.
  • Adjust the consistency of the curry by adding more water, if required, and also adjust the spices to suit your taste.  Once done, turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the chopped coriander leaves and serve.

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