Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Curry

I researched a few recipes and, restricted by the lack of ingredients in the cupboards, came up with this delicious hearty curry.  Would work well with chickpeas, carrot or coconut milk added as well.

Veges
Peel and chop the following vegetables into 2cm squares:
~ 1/4 pumpkin, I used Japanese but butternut would work as well
~ 1/2 medium golden sweet potato
~ 1/2 medium purple sweet potato
~ 1/2 medium white sweet potato (purple on the inside!)
~ 1/4 cauliflower, chopped into florets

Paste
Blend together the following:
~ 1/2 brown onion, roughly chopped
~ thumb sized piece of turmeric root, peeled
~ 1cm square piece of ginger, peeled
~ 1/2 tsp cumin
~ 1/2 tsp curry powder
~ 1 tsp red curry paste (optional)
~ 1/2 tsp shrimp paste (optional)
~ 1 small red chilli, chopped finely (adjust the size of the chilli and amount according to your taste)
~ dash of chicken stock (just to bind it into a paste – you will need more later)

Fry off the paste in a medium pot with a little olive oil on high heat for a few minutes
Reduce the heat and add a 400g tin of diced tomatoes
Cook for a further few minutes and then add the diced veges (except the cauliflower)
Stir around in the pot until the mixture covers the vegetables
Fill the tomato can 3/4 of the way with chicken stock and add about half of it to the pot
Reduce the heat to a light simmer and leave for about 15 minutes
Add the cauliflower after 15 minutes and stock, if required. It should be a thick paste surrounding the vegetables
Leave to simmer for the remaining 15 minutes, stirring occasionally

Serve with brown rice, coriander leaf for garnish and greek yoghurt, if desired.

Serves 3
Amount Per Serving (625g)
Calories 277 (Calories from Fat 17)
Total Fat 1.9g  (3% RDI)
Saturated Fat 0.6g (3% RDI)
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 810mg (34% RDI)
Total Carbohydrates 59.8g (20% RDI)
Dietary Fibre 16.1g (64% RDI)
Sugars 24.5g
Protein 9.9g
Vitamin A 1050% RDI
Vitamin C 126% RDI
Calcium 19% RDI
Iron 37% RDI

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