Meatless Monday: Thai Tofu Pumpkin Curry

November 28, 2011

Thai tofu pumpkin curry is the perfect pick-me-up after a long weekend of eating and drinking.  It is a light yet flavorful meal, packed with vegetables.  This is a great dish to make if you have any leftover pumpkin from your Thanksgiving feast.  I love Thai tofu pumpkin curry over a bed of sticky brown rice with a cool glass of coconut water to wash it all down.  This Meatless Monday, try this recipe.

Thai Tofu Pumpkin Curry


2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons red curry paste
1-2 thai chilis, minced
1 can coconut milk
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
3 kaffir lime leaves
1/2 cup green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 can bamboo shoots
4 ounces block extra firm tofu, cubed
3/4 cup pumpkin, peeled and cubed
1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
1/4 cup Thai basil leaves
1/4 Cilantro leaves, chopped
1 lime, cut into wedges


Place the oil into a large wok or heavy duty sauce pan over medium-high heat. Add the curry paste and thai chilis and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

Whisk the coconut milk, sugar, fish sauce and lime leaves into the wok. Cook for 2-3 minutes more.

Add the green beans, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, tofu, pumpkin and vegetable stock to the wok. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 25 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through.

Add the Thai basil and cilantro to the wok. Stir and remove from heat. Divide into 4 portions, top with a squeeze of lime.

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