Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza
Dopiaza means double onions and refers to a curry that contains at least 2 types of onion. Each type are added at a different stage and so bring additional taste and texture to the finished dish. In this case, red or white onion, depending on which you prefer to cook with, is fried first and cooked in to the sauce, while the shallots are fried separately until crisp and sprinkled over the top before serving to add texture. In this curry I use pumpkin and chard as I had recently picked them from my dad’s allotment. You could easily switch them for butternut squash and spinach if these are more readily available. If you want to make it vegetarian then replace the chicken for a tin of black beans. Its a very filling bowl of food which is also packed full of nutrients, so make this when you are on a hungry day. Just be sure to allow plenty of time for the pumpkin to have cooked down, I would recommend at least 25-30 minutes as you want it to be starting to soften. I hope you like it.