I’m still mildly obsessed with pumpkin and so when Toad FINALLY agreed that she would be willing to try curry, I knew this was the one. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll let you know when I do. Speaking of obsession I found the recipe on my new favorite foodie site Peas and Thank You. LOVE that blog. And the cookbook. Have I mentioned that?
- 1/4 c. maple syrup
- 1 1/2 t. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/2 t. ginger
- 1/2 t. nutmeg
- One 16 oz. package of extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed
- 1 1/2 c. fresh oriental pumpkin (i.e. Golden Nugget, kabocha or other winter squash), peeled and cut into 1/2 in. thick pieces
- 1 T. minced ginger
- 1 t. minced garlic
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut into coins
- 1 c. broccoli florets
- 1 c. red bell pepper, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 1/2 T. curry powder
- 1/2 t. garam masala, if desired
- One 14 oz. can light coconut milk
- 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
- 1 T. cornstarch
- 1/2 lime
- 2 T. fresh cilantro, chopped
- Granular sweetener to taste (sugar or stevia), if desired
- 2 c. cooked brown rice
- In a shallow pie plate or dish, combine marinade ingredients.
- Add pressed tofu and turn to coat.
- Allow tofu to marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, peel, seed and slice pumpkin. Set aside.
- Preheat broiler. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium high heat. Sauté ginger, garlic, carrots, broccoli and peppers for 4-7 minutes.
- Remove from pan and place in a large bowl covered with tin foil to keep vegetables warm.
- Place tofu and pumpkin on a prepared cookie sheet and broil for six minutes on each side.
- To prepare pumpkin curry sauce, heat curry powder and garam masala over medium heat until aromatic. Add coconut milk and bring to a low boil.
- In a small dish, combine canned pumpkin and cornstarch. Mix until fully combined and then add mixture to curry sauce and bring mixture back to a boil.
- Add juice of 1/2 a lime and cilantro, and then add vegetables, tofu and roasted pumpkin.
- Stir, heat through and serve over brown rice.