Updated: Nov 1, 2017
Pumpkin is one of the most versatile plants that has been used in both savory and sweet dishes. The bright orange flesh is rich in carotenoids and vitamin A, an antioxidant that is famous for eye health and helps prevent free radical damage. Pumpkin seeds are not only tasty but nutritious source of amino acid tryptophan, making the body feel calm and may help improve sleep. Great for Halloween night!
250g Green pumpkin (or butternut squash), cut into bite size
2 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
400g Grass-fed beef, cut in to strips
400ml Coconut milk
2 tsp Coconut oil
25g Thai sweet basil,
3-4 Kaffir lime leaves
1tsp Coconut palm sugar (optional)
Fish sauce to taste
Fry the curry paste in the coconut oil using medium heat for 1 min until fragrant. Stir in half of the coconut milk (use only the creamy part) and leave it on a low heat until the oil starts to separate. Add the beef and cook for 5 minutes, then add the rest of the coconut milk and leave it to cook for 30 mins or until the beef is tender. Add the pumpkin and cook for another 10-15 mins. Add the kefir lime leaves, palm sugar and fish sauce. Lastly, add the basil leaves. Serve with brown jasmine rice or cauliflower rice.