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Pumpkin Tikka Masala

Pumpkin Tikka Masala

This curry is deceptively simple and one of the most delicious things you can do with a pumpkin! Our Pure Basmati rice makes the perfect partner for this tasty curry.

Tildalicious tip: We love the creaminess of coconut yoghurt, but if you can’t find it then sub it out for the plant-based yoghurt of your choice

  • 31 - 60 Minutes
  • Medium
  • Serves 4




  • 2 pouches Tilda Pure Basmati rice
  • 1 cooking pumpkin
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp chilli powder
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2cm knob of ginger
  • 600g passata
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 175g coconut yoghurt
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Coriander, to serve

How to make Pumpkin Tikka Masala

  1. Heat your oven to 190°C/375°F

  2. Peel your pumpkin, cut in half lengthways, then into ½ inch wedges. Place in a baking tray with ½ tsp of your chilli powder, half of your cumin, a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt

  3. Mix with your hands, then roast in the oven for 30-40 mins until tender and starting to caramelise. You want to get nice charring on the edges here

  4. Dice your onion and finely chop your garlic and ginger

  5. Heat a glug of vegetable oil in a large saute pan. Add your cardamom pods and cinnamon stick and cook over a medium heat until fragrant (about 1 minute)

  6. Tip your onion into the pan and lower the heat. Cook for about 20 mins until totally soft and caramelised. Add your ginger and garlic and cook out for a couple of mins until starting to turn golden

  7. Pour your passata into the pan along with your remaining cumin and chilli powder, then bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 mins until reduced and jammy

  8. Meanwhile, heat up the Tilda Pure Basmati rice according to packet instructions

  9. Add your garam masala and honey to the pan and simmer for another 5 mins

  10. Add your coconut yoghurt to the pan, season to taste and simmer for another 5 mins. Add your roasted pumpkin and stir to combine

  11. Serve on top of rice with coriander to garnish. Enjoy!