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Spicy Tempura Pumpkin

A traditional Japanese dish with a twist.

Ingredients( 2-3 Servingsl)

  • 1/4 small pumpkin, ideally Kabocha variety

  • 50g tempura flour

  • 1 tsp. curry powder

  • 1/2 tsp. chilli powder (optional)

  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Cut the pumpkin into slices about 1 cm thick.

  2. Mix the tempura flour, curry powder, and chilli powder (if using) in a bowl, then add water to make batter which has the consistency of low fat yoghurt.

  3. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan.

  4. Dip the pumpkin slices into the batter and fry them for about 3-4 minutes both sides

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a sprinkle of sea salt or yoghurt relish which is made simply by adding 2-3 tbsp of your favourite chutney to 200ml of natural yoghurt.


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