A delicious Thai dish made with pumpkin, chicken in a creamy coconut curry. The sweetness from the pumpkin and creaminess of the coconut milk tames the curry. Serve with jasmine or basmati rice.
Are the smaller sized orange pumpkins that you normally see around Halloween. They are sweeter and have more flavour. Don't use the larger ones, they are specifically grown to make jack-o-lanterns and are tasteless. If unavailable, use butternut squash instead.
- 01 Dec 2012
I actually made this recipe up myself, almost exactly. I saw it in my email this morning and decided to see what it was like, and it's just like mine! This is a great dish, and filling even without the chicken, a great meatless meal. To the person who commented that they couldn't believe it didn't have "curry"... Curry powder is a mixture of spices of widely varying composition based on South Asian cuisine. Curry powder, and the contemporary English use of the word curry are Western inventions and do not reflect any specific Indian food. So the fact that this has a spice mixture can make it a curry. - 20 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The reason this recipe does not call for curry powder is that Thai curries do not use curry powder!! Curry powder as we think of it is actually a blend of spices that is used in Indian cooking. This blend often includes cumin, coriander and turmeric which this recipe does have listed as ingredients. Thai curries use fresh or dried chilis, ginger, galangal, lemongrass and coriander among other things to make a fresh curry paste. That said, I'm sure you could make this into a delicious Indian-style curry by adding curry powder to your liking. - 05 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)