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Thai pumpkin recipe: Turn your Halloween pumpkins into this delicious dish

Pumpkin is not just for Halloween – it's also a superfood and is remarkably only 15 calories a cup, so it's super healthy, too

12w ago

Stir Fried Pumpkin aka Pad Faak Thong


4 cups of pumpkin - diced

2 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic

6 tablespoons of vegetable oil

3-4 birds eye chillies - bruised in a pestle and mortar

2 handfuls of Thai sweet basil - leaves removed from the stems and washed

2 tablespoons of fish sauce

1 tablespoon light soy sauce

a pinch of sugar

1 cup of chicken stock


Fry the garlic in the oil and when it starts to turn golden add the chillies and season with fish sauce.

Add the pumpkin and the stock then cover with a closely fitting lid and allow the dish to steam for a few minutes.

When the pumpkin is cooked through but still firm season with soy sauce and sugar.

Briefly stir through the basil and remove from the heat.

Place on a serving platter and enjoy.

You could also make this recipe with sweet potato

You could also make this recipe with sweet potato

This recipe is from my cookbook Mae's Ancent Thai Food

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Comments (1)

  • Thai pumpkin sounds good

      2 months ago