Vegetarian autumn one-pot pumpkin dish - a quick lunch or dinner.

Baked pumpkin recipe is an idea for a quick, simple and delicious autumn lunch or dinner. It is  a dish from the "one pot, one pan, one sheet" group.  The dish can be prepared with any pumpkin, if not thin-skinned varieties peel it.

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Lemon grass, crunchy peanuts, refreshing ginger, lime and chili add new flavor and character to pumpkin. Roasted pumpkin  with lemongrass is a great idea for a light dinner or, after adding, for example, rice, a more substantial lunch.

The dish is a great idea for a light dinner.

If you do not get fresh or frozen lemongrass, I recommend ready-made lemongrass paste in jars. Such paste, as well as cardamom pods or coriander seeds, can be purchased in larger stores or online.

If you are looking for lemongrass paste, you can buy it in jars.


  • 1 hokkaido pumpkin ( 1 - 1.5 kg)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
  • seeds scooped out of 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, finely chopped or 2 teaspoons of lemongrass paste from a jar
  • 1 red chili, chopped
  • 2  limes
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled
  • 200 g thick yogurt
  • 100 g roasted coarsely chopped peanuts
  • a handful of coriander or parsley leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Hokkaido pumpkin does not need to be peeled, so cut it in half and pick out the seeds.
  3. We cut the pumpkin flesh into slices about 0.5 cm thick.
  4. Place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Grind coriander seeds and cardamom seeds in a mortar.
  6. Add chopped lemongrass and mash a little.
  7. Add half of the mixture to the pumpkin, set aside the other half for the yogurt sauce.
  8. Fine rub the peel of one lime over a baking sheet, then cut it in half and squeeze the juice over the pumpkin.
  9. Stir and put the baking tray in the preheated oven.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, until the pumpkin is browned.
  11. While the pumpkin is baking, prepare the sauce.
  12. The spiced lemongrass is combined in a bowl with the grated zest and juice of the second lime and finely grated ginger.
  13. Add yogurt and mix thoroughly.
  14. Transfer the roasted pumpkin to a platter, sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro or parsley leaves.
  15. Serve with yogurt sauce.

Inspiration - One pot, one planet - Anna Jones

also check

Autumn curry with pumpkin and prawns


Carrot chutney. Tastes of the world - Indian cuisine


Baked cauliflower in breadcrumbs and sweetly spicy glaze


Pumpkin kimchi - Korean pickle with pumpkin



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