Pumpkin and Eggplant Penang Curry

Serves 4
  • Steps
  • Ingredients


  • Preheat oven to 200C.
  • For the Penang Curry Paste, place all ingredients along with 4 tablespoons of the oil into a blender then process to a very smooth paste. Set aside.
  • For the Pumpkin and Eggplant Curry, cut pumpkin into 4cm cubes and toss with oil to coat. Place the pumpkin cubes onto a baking tray and roast until soft, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, for the Penang Curry Paste, place the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil into a wok over medium heat. Add the paste and cook, stirring until caramelised but not burnt, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Add eggplant and toss to coat in the paste and cook for 2 minutes. Add coconut cream and milk, bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer until eggplant is tender, about 20 minutes. Add tamarind, sugar and fish sauce to taste.
  • Once pumpkin is roasted, add to the curry and stir to mix through. Remove from heat and stir in most of the basil leaves just before serving.
  • For the Lemongrass Rice, place ingredients into a rice cooker and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • To serve, spoon curry into serving bowls and garnish with basil leaves, peanuts and chilli. Serve with Lemongrass Rice on the side.

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