This is a winner for Halloween or any winter party. It is creamy, slightly sweet with a touch of curry.  


2oz butter to start with

3 cloves garlic chopped

2 onions chopped

1Tbs spoon of mild Korma curry powder (chilli to taste)

2lbs pumpkin cut into chunks

1 cooking apple peeled, cored and chopped

3 medium potatoes peeled and cut into chunks

3 large tomatoes de skinned

2pts/1lt water or more

s and p

a little milk if necessary

3 large Tbs of double cream to finish with chopped fresh herbs


Set the Kotlich over a warm fire and gently fry the finely chopped onions, garlic and curry powder in the butter, throw in the chopped pumpkin, potatoes, chopped apple and skinned tomatoes, (tinned tomatoes can be used instead), cover with the liquid, boil till you are able to mash. put over the fire again to reheat, add milk if too thick and finally the cream. Serve piping hot with crusty fresh bread.