Guyanese Pumpkin Curry Recipe

Guyanese Pumpkin Curry Recipe

Guyanese pumpkin curry recipe is a famous and delicious recipe which can be made into various ways depending on its ingredients variations.

It can be prepared as many ways with many curry and elements. Now we have showed about pumpkin curry recipe with white belle shrimp that is mainly served in dinner.

It is sweet combinations of various types of seasonings that must make you mouthwatering exactly. So, follow us.

Guyanese Pumpkin Curry Recipe

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Why white belle shrimp?

It is the tiny famous shrimp of Guyana’s water and brown muddy. It is more popular because it can be found only brown water not in dirty.

It’s consumption time depends on its softness and thins. It also grows on natural environment. It is so much delicious when it’s skin will be fried crispy.

This shrimp is more popular and useable to pumpkin curry recipe of Guyanese.

Guyanese pumpkin recipe

The Amazon of Guyana drains brown water and muddy containing sediment and reach to the coastline.

The white belle shrimp of Guyana is caught from January to May that make pumpkin yummy dish. The West Indian make it to market produce.

Now the US sold these types of foods in a high price but you can make it at your kitchen.

Guyanese Pumpkin Curry Recipe

Guyanese Pumpkin Curry Recipe
  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • YieldPumpkin Curry
  • Serving Size5
  • Energy191 cal

Ingredients of Guyanese Pumpkin Curry Recipe

  • 1 and ½ Ibsfinely chopped pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small sliced yellowonion
  • 5 garlic minced cloves
  • Wiriwiri peppers, 2 or more as you necessity
  • 1 large size tomato
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Dashing of black pepper
  • Dashing of adobo
  • Dashing of dried herbs, any kind you like
  • 1 twig of thyme
  • ½ tsp of curry powder
  • ¼ tsp of garam masala
  • ½ tsp of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of water
  • ¼ Ib amount shrimp, more you may choose
  • Black pepper
  • Dashing garlic powder
  • Dashing cayenne pepper

Instructions for Guyanese Pumpkin Curry Recipe


Soak the white belle shrimp into cold water. Soak one lime juice with shrimp to free it from smell and smack of any kind rank.


Sit it for 25 minutes. Rinse it twice with cool water and now set it aside.


First, Peel the pumpkin’ s skin and chop it into large size pieces.


Cut every large pumpkin piece into ½ inch smaller pieces and set them aside into a bowl.


Heat a fry pot and drain some tbsp oil. Now chop the wiri wiri pepper, onion and garlic. 


Add them to the oil of the hot pot and fry such onion will be fragrant and tendered.


Chop tomato with the time of frying onion. Add diced chopped tomato with onion when it will be tender.


Cook them to be soft mixed like sauce. Mix pumpkin to it and cook 10-12 minutes with medium heat.


Add black pepper, 1 tsp of salt, thyme, brown sugar, curry powder, adobo dash etc. and cook more 15 minutes. Mix ½ cup of water and cook pumpkin for 20-25 minutes.


Now let a frying pan heat on medium high and add shrimp with seasonings. 


Cook and allow water to be evaporated from the shrimp. When shrimp will be crispy and dry then add it to the pumpkin.


When there will be little water pumpkin may be done and it will begin dissolving and loosening. 


Use spoon so that you can break up whole pieces mash pumpkin.

This is an extra note from author. This can be any tip, suggestion or fact related to the recipe.
  • Serving Size5
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories191
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat11 g78 g14.1%
  • Saturated Fat7.6 g20 g38%
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat- g
  • Monounsaturated Fat- g
  • Cholesterol0 mg300 mg0%
  • Sodium462 mg2300 mg20.09%
  • Total Carbohydrate21 g275 g7.64%
  • Dietary Fiber3.7 g28 g13.21%
  • Total Sugars5.7 g
  • Added Sugars- g50 g0%
  • Sugar Alcohal- g
  • Protein5.3 g50 g10.6%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
  • Calcium- mg1300 mg0%
  • Iron- mg18 mg0%
  • Potassium- mg4700 mg0%
  • Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
  • Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%

Taste will be better when

This pumpkin and shrimp recipe is a main dish dinner recipe that is much better when it is served with regular paratha – roti mainly for guests in party.

It is much famous recipe in Hindu prayer as puja or any kind of party. It is a touch of layer and chewy. It also be used as family party for it’s delicious white belle shrimp using.

Final Thoughts

This recipe is one kind of foundation. You can skip or add some ingredients according to your choice.

Here, I have used yellow onion, you can use green seasonings as your choice in stead of it.

Salt and shrimp you may broaden as your taste or necessities. It is easy, so follow our guidelines and try to make.

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