Pulled Beef & Pumpkin Massaman Curry

Pulled Beef & Pumpkin Massaman Curry

This super speedy curry recipe is the perfect solution for a quick 'n' easy weeknight dinner.
Servings 4
Total Time 30 mins



  • cups jasmine rice
  • cups boiling water


  • 1 brown onion diced 1cm
  • 2 carrots diced 2cm
  • 200 g green beans cut in half
  • 1 drizzle oil
  • 200 g diced pumpkin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp massaman curry paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp beef stock powder
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 300 g pulled beef
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 50 g baby spinach


  • Before you start, bring a half full kettle to the boil.
  • Combine rice, boiling water measure and a pinch of salt in a medium pot and bring to the boil with the lid on. Once boiling, reduce to lowest heat to cook for 12 minutes. Turn off heat and steam, covered, for 5 more minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking.
  • Prep onion, carrot and beans.
  • Heat oil in a large, deep fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook onion, carrot, pumpkin and salt for about 5 minutes, until browned. Add curry paste, spices and ¼ cup coconut milk and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add pulled beef, remaining coconut milk and water measure to pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes. Add beans and cook a further 3 minutes, until thickened. Stir through fish sauce, soy sauce and spinach and season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Serve rice topped with curry.

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Ary ‘Adzuki’

Ary develops all of the recipes that go into our Bargain Boxes. One of his biggest passions is sharing food and teaching people how to cook, so now that he creates recipes weekly, he literally gets to teach thousands of people new and exciting things! His favourite produce in New Zealand broccoli – it’s crispy and vibrant and he even grows it at home! It’s one of the veggies he never tires of. His biggest food weakness (because we all have one!) is crispy fried chicken that speaks right to his soul when it’s done right – though he’s such a lover of sharing a good meal that he’d prefer to stay in and cook a family meal over going out to eat.

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