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Thai Pumpkin Curry Vegan – Vegan Richa

vegan pumpkin curry with tofu served with a side of rice

Thai Pumpkin Curry Vegan – Vegan Richa

Celebrate pumpkin season with this easy Vegan Thai Pumpkin Curry! Tender fresh pumpkin and tofu simmered along with vegetables in a spicy red curry coconut broth! The perfect vegan fall dinner! Gluten-free + Nutfree, soy-free option.

vegan pumpkin curry with tofu served with a side of rice

In the middle of pumpkin season, I am cooking ALL the pumpkin recipes right now, like my Pumpkin Bread or these Pumpkin Pancakes.  But why stop at dessert and breakfast? I found an amazing way to put pumpkin to good use come dinner time! Enter this delicious Thai Pumpkin Curry!

This easy vegan curry recipe is truly simple and totally doable for beginners! Trust me, nothing can go wrong here. This Thai red pumpkin curry comes together in less than 30 minutes, and is a total breeze to prepare.

You can serve it with rice, flatbread or as it is, as a stew.

vegan pumpkin curry in black skillet

Hearty, deliciously filling, and serves 2 for a fantastic plant-based meal – even 4 depending on what you serve as sides.

If you want to really save time on this, then buy your pumpkin already peeled and chopped. If you do this, then you cut down prep time to a mere 5 minutes, and can have dinner ready in under 30 minutes!

This pumpkin dinner is perfect for those first cold fall nights  and  will make you warm up from the inside! A total mood changer, especially if you finish your dinner with a homemade pumpkin coffee cake ! 

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Curry on a white plate

Usually, Thai curries are seasoned with fish sauce. In this vegan curry recipe, we use a mix of miso, soy sauce and powdered mushroom act as a substitute for fish sauce.

More curry recipes:

Thai Pumpkin Curry

Celebrate pumpkin season with this easy Thai Pumpkin Curry! Tender fresh pumpkin and tofu simmered along with vegetables in a spicy red curry coconut broth! The perfect vegan fall dinner! Gluten-free + Nutfree + soy-free option. 

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time30 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Asian

Keyword: pumpkin curry recipe, Thai curry with pumpkin, vegan pumpkin curry

Servings: 2

Calories: 400kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon miso
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mushroom powdered
  • 15 ounce (425.24 ml) can of coconut milk
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed pumpkin or you can also use kabocha squash, acorn, or butternut squash
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice or 3 or 4 Markut lime leaves
  • 1 cup sliced bell pepper I used a mix of green and red
  • 1/4 cup Thai basil and more for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup (250 g) cubed firm or medium-firm tofu
  • lime juice , pepper flakes and Thai basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until the garlic is golden.

  • Then add in your red curry paste, miso, soy sauce, and mushroom powder and mix well. The mix of miso soy sauce and powdered mushroom act as a substitute for fish sauce.

  • Cook for a minute then add in your coconut milk. Mix the red curry paste in the coconut milk so that there are no lumps remaining.

  • Then add in the salt, pepper, pumpkin, lime juice, and mix well.

  • Cover and cook until the pumpkin is al dente. It will take 8-10 minutes depending on the squash used and your stove, etc.

  • Open the lid and then add in your peppers, Thai basil, sugar, tofu, and mix in. Bring to a good boil.

  • Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add more salt if needed. Some lime juice if needed. Then take off heat and serve with some Thai basil on top and more lime juice if needed. Serve with rice or noodles.

Notes

  1. Feel free to add any other veggies such as zucchini, peas, baby corn, sweet potato, green beans, etc.
  2. Instead of pumpkin, you can also use kabocha squash, acorn, or butternut squash
  3. This dish can be made ahead of time and is freezer-friendly.
  4. Not a fan of tofu? Add some canned, drained chickpeas instead.  White beans or lentils are another great addition to get that plant-based protein.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Thai Pumpkin Curry

Amount Per Serving

Calories 400
Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Sodium 475mg21%

Potassium 597mg17%

Carbohydrates 31g10%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 8g9%

Protein 14g28%

Vitamin A 5260IU105%

Vitamin C 111mg135%

Calcium 213mg21%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • sauteed garlic is the base of this Thai curry. Use as much or as little as you want
  •  red curry paste brings on the flavor – you can use yellow curry paste instead of red
  • a mix of miso, soy sauce, and dried mushroom powdered acts as a stand-in for fish sauce and makes this curry savory
  • coconut milk adds creaminess to this curry
  • for this recipe, I use peeled and cubed pumpkin or you can also use kabocha squash, acorn, or butternut squash
  • lime juice or 3 or 4 lime leaves are needed to add some freshness
  • sliced bell pepper are my second veggie of choice as they add sweetness and texture. For nice color contrast, I used a mix of green and red
  • Thai basil adds amazing flavor and more for garnish
  • some sugar is essential for all curry recipes to balance out spiciness and acidity
  • cubed firm or medium-firm tofu

ingredients needed for vegan Thai pumpkin curry

Tips & Substitutions:

  • Feel free to add any other veggies such as zucchini, peas, baby corn, sweet potato, green beans, etc.
  • Instead of pumpkin, you can also use kabocha squash, acorn, or butternut squash
  • This dish can be made ahead of time and is freezer-friendly.
  • Not a fan of tofu? Add some canned, drained chickpeas instead.  White beans or lentils are another great addition to get that plant-based protein.

minced garlic sauteeing in oil in a saucepan

Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until the garlic is golden.

minced garlic and red curry paste in a saucepan

Then add in red curry paste, miso, soy sauce, and mushroom powder and mix well.

coconut milk being added to thai curry in a saucepan

Cook for a minute then add in your coconut milk. Mix the red curry paste in the coconut milk so that there are no lumps remaining.

cubed fresh pumpkin being added to coconut milk broth in a saucepan

Then add in the salt, pepper, pumpkin, lime juice, and mix well.

pumpkin simmering in Thai coconut curry broth

Cover and cook until the pumpkin is al dente. It will take 7-10 minutes depending on the squash used and your stove, etc.

tofu and veggies being added to coconut broth in a saucepan

Open the lid and then add in your peppers, Thai basil, sugar, tofu, and mix in. Bring to a good boil.

Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add more salt if needed. Some more lime juice if needed. Then take off the heat and serve with more Thai basil on top, lime juice and pepper flakes if needed. Serve with rice or noodles.

pumpkin curry with tofu cubes in a saucepan

Storage:

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze this for up to 3 months.

Thai Pumpkin Curry served with rice

 

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Thai Pumpkin Curry Vegan – Vegan Richa

vegan pumpkin curry with tofu served with a side of rice

Thai Pumpkin Curry Vegan – Vegan Richa

Celebrate pumpkin season with this easy Vegan Thai Pumpkin Curry! Tender fresh pumpkin and tofu simmered along with vegetables in a spicy red curry coconut broth! The perfect vegan fall dinner! Gluten-free + Nutfree, soy-free option.

vegan pumpkin curry with tofu served with a side of rice

In the middle of pumpkin season, I am cooking ALL the pumpkin recipes right now, like my Pumpkin Bread or these Pumpkin Pancakes.  But why stop at dessert and breakfast? I found an amazing way to put pumpkin to good use come dinner time! Enter this delicious Thai Pumpkin Curry!

This easy vegan curry recipe is truly simple and totally doable for beginners! Trust me, nothing can go wrong here. This Thai red pumpkin curry comes together in less than 30 minutes, and is a total breeze to prepare.

You can serve it with rice, flatbread or as it is, as a stew.

vegan pumpkin curry in black skillet

Hearty, deliciously filling, and serves 2 for a fantastic plant-based meal – even 4 depending on what you serve as sides.

If you want to really save time on this, then buy your pumpkin already peeled and chopped. If you do this, then you cut down prep time to a mere 5 minutes, and can have dinner ready in under 30 minutes!

This pumpkin dinner is perfect for those first cold fall nights  and  will make you warm up from the inside! A total mood changer, especially if you finish your dinner with a homemade pumpkin coffee cake ! 

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Curry on a white plate

Usually, Thai curries are seasoned with fish sauce. In this vegan curry recipe, we use a mix of miso, soy sauce and powdered mushroom act as a substitute for fish sauce.

More curry recipes:

Thai Pumpkin Curry

Celebrate pumpkin season with this easy Thai Pumpkin Curry! Tender fresh pumpkin and tofu simmered along with vegetables in a spicy red curry coconut broth! The perfect vegan fall dinner! Gluten-free + Nutfree + soy-free option. 

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time30 mins

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Asian

Keyword: pumpkin curry recipe, Thai curry with pumpkin, vegan pumpkin curry

Servings: 2

Calories: 400kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon miso
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mushroom powdered
  • 15 ounce (425.24 ml) can of coconut milk
  • 2 cups peeled and cubed pumpkin or you can also use kabocha squash, acorn, or butternut squash
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice or 3 or 4 Markut lime leaves
  • 1 cup sliced bell pepper I used a mix of green and red
  • 1/4 cup Thai basil and more for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup (250 g) cubed firm or medium-firm tofu
  • lime juice , pepper flakes and Thai basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until the garlic is golden.

  • Then add in your red curry paste, miso, soy sauce, and mushroom powder and mix well. The mix of miso soy sauce and powdered mushroom act as a substitute for fish sauce.

  • Cook for a minute then add in your coconut milk. Mix the red curry paste in the coconut milk so that there are no lumps remaining.

  • Then add in the salt, pepper, pumpkin, lime juice, and mix well.

  • Cover and cook until the pumpkin is al dente. It will take 8-10 minutes depending on the squash used and your stove, etc.

  • Open the lid and then add in your peppers, Thai basil, sugar, tofu, and mix in. Bring to a good boil.

  • Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add more salt if needed. Some lime juice if needed. Then take off heat and serve with some Thai basil on top and more lime juice if needed. Serve with rice or noodles.

Notes

  1. Feel free to add any other veggies such as zucchini, peas, baby corn, sweet potato, green beans, etc.
  2. Instead of pumpkin, you can also use kabocha squash, acorn, or butternut squash
  3. This dish can be made ahead of time and is freezer-friendly.
  4. Not a fan of tofu? Add some canned, drained chickpeas instead.  White beans or lentils are another great addition to get that plant-based protein.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Thai Pumpkin Curry

Amount Per Serving

Calories 400
Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Sodium 475mg21%

Potassium 597mg17%

Carbohydrates 31g10%

Fiber 5g21%

Sugar 8g9%

Protein 14g28%

Vitamin A 5260IU105%

Vitamin C 111mg135%

Calcium 213mg21%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • sauteed garlic is the base of this Thai curry. Use as much or as little as you want
  •  red curry paste brings on the flavor – you can use yellow curry paste instead of red
  • a mix of miso, soy sauce, and dried mushroom powdered acts as a stand-in for fish sauce and makes this curry savory
  • coconut milk adds creaminess to this curry
  • for this recipe, I use peeled and cubed pumpkin or you can also use kabocha squash, acorn, or butternut squash
  • lime juice or 3 or 4 lime leaves are needed to add some freshness
  • sliced bell pepper are my second veggie of choice as they add sweetness and texture. For nice color contrast, I used a mix of green and red
  • Thai basil adds amazing flavor and more for garnish
  • some sugar is essential for all curry recipes to balance out spiciness and acidity
  • cubed firm or medium-firm tofu

ingredients needed for vegan Thai pumpkin curry

Tips & Substitutions:

  • Feel free to add any other veggies such as zucchini, peas, baby corn, sweet potato, green beans, etc.
  • Instead of pumpkin, you can also use kabocha squash, acorn, or butternut squash
  • This dish can be made ahead of time and is freezer-friendly.
  • Not a fan of tofu? Add some canned, drained chickpeas instead.  White beans or lentils are another great addition to get that plant-based protein.

minced garlic sauteeing in oil in a saucepan

Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until the garlic is golden.

minced garlic and red curry paste in a saucepan

Then add in red curry paste, miso, soy sauce, and mushroom powder and mix well.

coconut milk being added to thai curry in a saucepan

Cook for a minute then add in your coconut milk. Mix the red curry paste in the coconut milk so that there are no lumps remaining.

cubed fresh pumpkin being added to coconut milk broth in a saucepan

Then add in the salt, pepper, pumpkin, lime juice, and mix well.

pumpkin simmering in Thai coconut curry broth

Cover and cook until the pumpkin is al dente. It will take 7-10 minutes depending on the squash used and your stove, etc.

tofu and veggies being added to coconut broth in a saucepan

Open the lid and then add in your peppers, Thai basil, sugar, tofu, and mix in. Bring to a good boil.

Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Add more salt if needed. Some more lime juice if needed. Then take off the heat and serve with more Thai basil on top, lime juice and pepper flakes if needed. Serve with rice or noodles.

pumpkin curry with tofu cubes in a saucepan

Storage:

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also freeze this for up to 3 months.

Thai Pumpkin Curry served with rice

 

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