Sue's Pumpkin & Chickpea; Chickpea Butter Curry

A good curry is a family favourite at our home, especially in the cooler weather. This recipe is a lovely vegetarian twist on a popular butter curry and can easily be made using pantry staples. Good for your budget and good for health.


  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 tbsp oilve oil
  • 2 cups of cubed pumpkin
  • 1 x 440g tin of chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 packet of frozen spinach
  • 1 butter chicken flavour sachet, I like Maggi brand
  • 1 x 440g tin of tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp cooking cream


  • Fry the onion and carrot in the olive oil until it is nice and soft. Add the cubed pumpkin, chickpeas and spinach. Gentle fry a further 5 mins. Add the flavour sachet and simmer gently for 5 more minutes. Add the tim of crushed tomatoes. Simmer 10 - 20 mins.

  • Meanwhile cook some rice. I prefer brown rice for the extra fibre and nutrients. Adding a couple of cloves to the water gives it a nice flavour and salt is unnecessary.

  • Add 1-2 tbsp of cooking cream to the curry.

  • Serve and enjoy!

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