Vegetarian Pumpkin Curry

Vegetarian Pumpkin Curry

Forget the curry takeout — our vegetarian pumpkin curry recipe makes it easy to prepare and oh-so delicious.

This simple dish of pumpkin, bell peppers, fragrant fresh basil, and coconut milk is ready in just 25 minutes.

5 from 2 votes

Vegetarian Pumpkin Curry

This simple dish of pumpkin, bell peppers, and fragrant fresh basil and coconut milk is ready in just 25 minutes.

Course main
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings, about 1 cup each
Calories 205 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • 1 cup canned light coconut milk , divided use
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetarian red curry paste
  • 2 cups low-sodium organic vegetable (or chicken) broth
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 lb. raw pumpkin, cut into large cubes (about 3½ cups)
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves (optional)
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. black sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice, hot


  1. Heat coconut milk and red curry paste in medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until well mixed.
  2. Add broth, salt, pumpkin, bell pepper, and lime leaves if desired. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally for 10 to 12 minutes, or until pumpkin softens.
  3. Add basil, sesame seeds (if desired), and coconut (if desired); cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove lime leaves.
  4. Place ½ cup of rice in each of six serving bowls and top with pumpkin mixture.

Recipe Notes

You can sub in kaffir lime leaves and Thai basil for regular basil if you prefer. You can typically find both at an Asian market.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Pumpkin Curry
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 508mg22%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Vegetable
½ Grain Carb
½ Fat

P90X3 Portions
2 Carb
1 Fat

Body Beast Portions
3 Vegetable
1 Starch
1 Fat

Container Equivalents
1½ Green
1 Yellow
½ Blue

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