Pumpkin season is upon us and in the run-up to Halloween, this is the perfect meal to curl up on the couch with!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 cups of pumpkin, diced
  • 1 red pepper, finely sliced
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 1 red chili, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 1 x 400g tin of coconut milk
  • 150ml water
  • Olive oil

Method

  1. Heat a large wok or pan with the olive oil and brown the chicken for 2-3 minutes a side.
  2. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3. Add a little more olive oil to the wok/pan and add the spices, cook gently for 2 minutes before adding the shallots, garlic and chilli and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Next, add the pumpkin and peppers, stir until it is covered in the spice mix and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Once the pumpkin has started to soften add the tomatoes and the water. Bring the mixture to the boil before reducing to a simmer for 15-20 minutes with the lid on.
  6. After the mixture has had time to simmer, add in the chicken and the coconut milk and cook for a further 5 minutes or until the chicken in fully cooked.
  7. Serve and enjoy! Happy Halloween!