4 Delicious Pumpkin Dishes To Try This Halloween

October 25, 2018

The arrival of Halloween makes us think of exactly three things: scary costumes, gruesome films and delicious pumpkins.

At the end of October, the streets will become littered with little witches, wolves and vampires, as children all over the country get their hands on far too many sweets. More importantly, they’ll be on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin, already thinking of the scary face they want to carve into it.

Well, instead of letting an entire pumpkin go to waste, we recommend you embrace the Halloween season and enjoy some delicious pumpkin dishes. After all, there’s nothing scarier than wasted food going in the bin…

Pumpkin Raita

No curry is complete without a lovely dash of mint raita on the side. A perfect accompaniment for blander starters (not to mention a great way of cooling down spicy food), raita has always been a popular addition to the Royal Nawaab buffet.

Well, why don’t you try adding some pumpkin to it this Halloween? The result is a delicious condiment rich with the usual raita flavours, but infused with the unmistakeable taste of sautéed pumpkin. Delicious.

Pumpkin Halwa

If you’ve got more of a sweet-tooth, then you just can’t beat the rich, warm textures of a good pumpkin halwa. Easy to make and just downright delicious, this tasty dessert isn’t just a great way of embracing the Halloween spirit, but also combating the chilly weather at this time of year!

Made with grated pumpkin and garnished with an assortment of nuts, this is the perfect Indian pudding for October 31st.

Pumpkin and Chickpea Curry

Pumpkins are rich in vitamin C, fibre and can even help lower blood pressure. Chickpeas are a great source of protein, containing all kinds of important vitamins and minerals. When you put these two things together in a curry, you aren’t just creating a mouth-watering dish, but a dish that’s actually incredibly good for your health.

Pumpkin Masala

A spiced pumpkin masala is always absolutely packed with flavour. This savoury dish is made with a delicious blend of Indian spices, creating a tangy, spicy dish which is absolutely perfect for anyone that loves a standard masala curry. Delicious.


If you’re looking for a spicy curry to warm you up this Halloween, then come along to the best halal restaurant London has to offer. Our fantastic Indian and Pakistani buffet boasts an array of delicious curries, biryanis and side dishes!