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Curry-Pumpkin Lentils & Chickpeas

Curry-Pumpkin Lentils & Chickpeas

This is the perfect recipe for a winter day! I invented it on New Year’s Eve morning when the weather forecast was calling for heavy snow all day. I figured it was the perfect day to hunker down and throw a bunch of stuff in the crockpot to cook.

I knew I wanted pumpkin in it, so then the only question was what else did I have in my cupboard so I wouldn’t have to go to the grocery store. The last time I tried this I had to throw the whole thing away because it really wasn’t very good. But this actually turned out to be a very tasty dish! My husband had it for dinner two nights in a row. He wouldn’t have done that if he didn’t like it!

I recommend serving it the way my Cajun Mother-in-law serves her seafood gumbo–in a bowl with as much rice as you like and the gumbo poured in on top of it! So perhaps this is more of a Curry-Pumpkin Vegetarian Gumbo!

This is my contribution for Souper (Soup, Salad and Sammie) Sundays, a weekly foodblogging event organized and hosted by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen.

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup diced onion
1 cup chopped carrots
1-2 cloves garlic
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 cup dried lentils
2 – 15 oz cans chick peas
1 1/2 tbsp curry powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
Sprinkle of hot pepper flakes
4 cups unsalted vegetable broth

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Place all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for approx 6 hours.

Place all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for approx 6 hours.

Curry-Pumpkin Lentils & Chickpeas

Serve in a bowl over as much or as little rice as you like. I like to use brown basmati rice.



  1. That’s my kind of dish and you have lots of wonderful ideas here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and it would be lovely if you could submit something for this month’s NCR challenge. Details can be found on my site.

    • Thanks Lisa. I’ll take a look at it. You have a fantastic blog!

  2. Anu

    Wonderful combo that too in slow cooker, would have tasted yum

  3. So colorful–it looks like the perfect dish to warm you up! šŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. Hope to have you back again soon!

    • Thanks Deb. It was fun to participate. Your Rosemary Potato-Leek Soup looks amazing. I pinned it on my recipes to try list. Frankly though 60 degree weather is not cold–says a girl originally from Canada. šŸ™‚ Love your blog!

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