Stir Fried Pumpkin Recipe

stir fried pumpkin

My simple stir fried pumpkin

Nothing beats the wonderful feeling of having nicely made home cooked meals after a long day at work. I am often asked by many of my friends about how I manage to cook my meals even during weekdays. The answer is simple – Make a quick and easy meal with minimal ingredients. Cooking should never be about slogging in the kitchen anyway! The cook also deserves to enjoy his/her cooking.

One of my favourite vegetable dish that I usually make during the week is my simple stir fried pumpkin. It uses just a few ingredients and requires very little effort.

If you’re a busy person and do not like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, why not give my fried pumpkin recipe a try?

Here’s how to cook my pan fried pumpkin:


(Recipe adapted from:

1 butternut pumpkin, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 tbsp dried prawn shells

Dash of light soy sauce

Salt and sugar to taste

Canola or vegetable oil



• Heat a medium sized wok with some cooking oil.

• Add the dried prawn shells and stir fry until fragrant.

• Then, add the chopped garlic to the wok.

• Once the chopped garlic is slightly brown, add the butternut pumpkin.

• Mix the pumpkin with the prawn shells and garlic by tossing them lightly. Then season with light soy sauce, salt and sugar.

• Add some water. Bring to a boil.

• Once the pumpkin is to your desired softness, taste and add more seasoning if necessary.

• Serve hot with rice and a meat dish.

So there you have it – one of my favourite weekday dish revealed!

Do you have a favourite dish that you like to cook when you are really busy? Have you tried a dish like my stir fried pumpkin before?

Caroline Poh

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