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  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Peanut free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free

Packed with pumpkin and delicious spices, this speedy dhal is a perfect dish for meat-free Monday.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
A bowl of pumpkin dhal


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1/4 cup (75g) korma curry paste
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 75g drained canned chickpeas, rinsed
  • 270ml can coconut cream
  • 4 stems curry leaves
  • 200g tzatziki dip
  • Coriander sprigs, to serve

Nutritional information

Energy: 1814kJ/434 Cals (21%), Protein: 15g (30%), Fat: 24g (34%), Sat fat: 14g (58%) , Carb: 34g (11%), Sugar: 14g (16%), Fibre: 10g (33%), Sodium: 585mg (29%).

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and pumpkin. Cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until the onion softens. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring, for 1 min or until aromatic.
  2. Step 2

    Add the tomatoes, lentils, chickpeas, coconut cream and half the curry leaves to the pumpkin mixture in the pan. Loosely cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 mins or until the pumpkin is tender and the mixture thickens slightly.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, heat a frying pan over medium heat. Spray with olive oil spray. Add the remaining curry leaves and cook for 1-2 mins or until the curry leaves are crisp.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the dhal among serving bowls. Top with the tzatziki, coriander and fried curry leaves.