Veggie mains

Curried pumpkin pasta

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This makes a very quick and filling meal, so easy you can even make it for one! The recipe below is for one so multiply as necessary.

So what do you need?

  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of cumin seeds
  • A couple of curry leaves (optional)
  • 1 heaped tsp. curry powder
  • 200g pumpkins flesh
  • 2 spring onions
  • A few coriander leaves
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 100g pasta (spaghetti or fettuccine work well)

So what do you do?

First put on a pan of salted water for the pasta. Then chop the pumpkin flesh into cubes about 2-3 cms in size and steam them for about 5 mins until they start to soften, don’t overlook them. Meanwhile put the pasta on. Next crush the garlic and fry it in the coconut oil, add the curry leaves and then the curry powder and fry until the garlic begins to brown.Then add the steamed pumpkin and the while parts of your spring onion, sliced, and fry for a couple of minutes. Next drain your pasta and add it to the pumpkin along with some of the pasta water just enough to make a bit of a sauce. Then add the chopped greens of your spring onions, a few coriander leaves and crack in the egg. Stir everything together until the egg cooks, don’t let it dry our too much, add a little more pasta water if necessary. Enjoy!

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