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By Filippo Berio, City Harvest Food Partner

City Harvest food partner and leading olive oil brand, Filippo Berio UK, shares autumnal recipes with City Harvest.

“This recipe is filled with warming spices and fall flavours, this chickpea pumpkin curry will be a fall favourite.”

Serves 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes – Cooking Time: 13 minutes


  • 2 tbsp Filippo Berio Classico Olive Oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 5cm fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, more or less, to taste.
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 cans (400g chickpeas drained)
  • 1 can (400g) full fat coconut milk.
  • 260g canned pumpkin (or fresh pumpkin flesh)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp salted butter (coconut oil if vegan)
  • 4g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • steamed rice and naan for serving


  1. Heat the Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook 5 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger, cooking another 2 minutes. Stir in the garam masala, curry powder, turmeric, cayenne, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the chickpeas and toss to coat with the spices. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  4. Stir in the coconut milk, pumpkin, tomato paste, butter, and 120ml water. Simmer 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the coriander. Season with salt and pepper. 
  6. Serve the chickpeas and sauce over bowls of rice with fresh naan and additional coriander. 

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Est. 2014, City Harvest London rescues nutritious surplus food from manufacturers, suppliers, producers and retailers, and delivers, for free, to 375+ London charities feeding those facing food poverty. City Harvest rescues food, people, and planet by preventing food waste, providing life-changing support to communities in every London borough through food, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from waste.

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