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16 Asian Pumpkin Recipes to Make Before Fall Ends

These Asian pumpkin recipes are the perfect way to enjoy the sweet and savory flavors of fall before the season ends.

From pumpkin potstickers to pumpkin curry, these delicious dishes will bring a unique twist to your autumnal cooking.

Chinese Pumpkin Cake

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy snack or a complex dinner, these 16 recipes have something for everyone.

1. Thai Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

Don’t settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary with this Thai Pumpkin and Coconut Soup!

This delicious and creamy soup is packed with flavor, thanks to the Thai red curry paste and coconut milk.

The nuts and fresh herbs give it an extra burst of flavor, and the lime juice adds an extra tang.

This soup is perfect for a cozy night at home, and will have your family asking for seconds!

2. Homemade Thai Pumpkin Curry

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a weeknight dinner rut?

Spice up your routine with this delicious Homemade Thai Pumpkin Curry!

This flavorful curry is ready in under 20 minutes and is sure to be a hit with your family.

With a mix of fresh vegetables, Thai red curry paste, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, and tamarind paste, this curry is full of flavor and is also gluten-free and vegan.

Serve it with a side of rice or noodles and you have a tasty meal that’s sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings!

3. Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry (Authentic Recipe)

Authentic, flavorful, and vegan – this Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry is the perfect dish to delight your taste buds!

With an aromatic blend of spices and flavors, this curry is sure to become a favorite.

The combination of mustard seeds, curry leaves, chilies, garlic, cinnamon, and turmeric gives the pumpkin an amazing depth of flavor, while the coconut milk and toasted coconut finish provide a unique, delicious flavor.

This dish is sure to be a hit and will leave you wanting more!

4. Thai Pumpkin Laksa

If you don’t mind a little adventure in the kitchen, then you have to try this dish!

This flavorful dish is packed with fresh veggies, aromatic spices and herbs, and a unique combination of flavors that will have your taste buds singing.

With a hint of sweetness from the pomegranate arils and brown sugar and a kick from the Fresno pepper and sesame oil, this dish is sure to please.

Serve with a side of rice noodles for a complete meal and enjoy!

5. Pumpkin, Red Lentil & Coconut Curry with Spinach

Your family will love this hearty, fall-inspired Pumpkin, Red Lentil & Coconut Curry with Spinach!

This healthy, nutritious dish is packed with flavor and comes together quickly.

The combination of warming spices, red lentils, pumpkin, tomatoes, and vegetable broth provides a delicious base for creamy coconut milk and peanut butter.

A squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of sesame seeds provide a perfect finish.

Serve it over basmati rice or with flatbread for a satisfying meal that is sure to please!

6. Pan Fried Miso Butter Pumpkin

So simple yet so delicious, this Pan Fried Miso Butter Pumpkin is an addicting snack or side dish that you won’t be able to get enough of!

The pumpkin cubes are cooked in a fragrant miso butter sauce, then sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds for a crunchy finish.

Sweet and savory flavors come together in this easy and delicious dish – perfect for any occasion!

7. Vietnamese Pumpkin Soup

How about a bowl of Vietnamese Pumpkin Soup for dinner tonight?

This tasty, nutritious, and filling vegetable soup is perfect for a cozy night in.

With ground pork, butternut squash, garlic, and other flavorful ingredients, this Asian-inspired soup will make your taste buds sing.

And you can have it ready in just half an hour!

Sprinkle with scallions and cilantro and enjoy a warm and comforting meal that’s sure to please.

8. Thai Mushroom Pumpkin Curry

Why not bring the flavors of Thailand to your dinner table tonight with this delicious Thai Mushroom Pumpkin Curry?

This easy one-pot meal is full of flavor, thanks to the red curry paste, coconut milk, and pumpkin puree.

Paired with tofu, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, red chili flakes, and a hint of maple syrup and tamari, this vegan and gluten-free dish is sure to become a family favorite.

Serve this curry with your favorite toppings, such as toasted cashews, Thai basil, cilantro, lime wedges, and Sriracha, for an extra kick.

9. Chicken Pumpkin Curry

Take your dinner to the next level with this delicious Chicken Pumpkin Curry!

This one-skillet meal is perfect for chilly autumn nights and is sure to become a family favorite.

The curry powder and cayenne pepper add a subtle spiciness to the creamy pumpkin sauce, while the chicken is juicy and tender.

Plus, the addition of garlic, onion, and tomato sauce makes for a flavorful and comforting dish.

Serve it over rice for a cozy and delicious dinner that your family will love!

10. Japanese Pumpkin Katsu Curry

This Japanese Pumpkin Katsu Curry is an amazing combination of flavors that is sure to please!

It’s a simple yet elegant dish that comes together easily and quickly, and the flavors will have you coming back for more.

The creamy pumpkin katsu is made with parmesan cheese, butter, and a light coating of panko or breadcrumbs for a delicious crunch.

Serve this dish with cooked rice for a complete meal that is sure to impress!

11. Korean Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge)

Not too sweet but just sweet enough, this Korean Hobakjuk is the perfect winter comfort food!

This vegan and gluten-free pumpkin porridge is made with kabocha squash, sugar, sweet rice flour, sea salt, and water.

It’s nutritious, and it’s ready in just 20 minutes!

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to warm up on a cold winter day, you have to try this Hobakjuk.

Plus, it’s so simple to make – here’s a tip – you can use hot water to dissolve the sugar and sweet rice flour to make the porridge smooth and creamy!

12. Sweet and Savory Kabocha Pumpkin Recipe

Simple, sweet, and savory – this kabocha pumpkin recipe is the perfect side dish for any meal.

The creamy orange flesh is cooked until tender, then combined with sugar, soy sauce, and dashi for a flavor that is both sweet and savory.

This dish is incredibly easy to make and will have your family asking for seconds!

For a hint of heat, you can also add red pepper flakes.

For a vegan version, use vegetable stock instead of dashi.

13. Miso-glazed Roast Pumpkin Recipe

Who can say no to the delicious combination of miso and pumpkin?

This Miso-glazed Roast Pumpkin recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a cozy and satisfying meal.

The roasted pumpkin is infused with the flavors of miso, honey or maple syrup, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and a hint of lemon for a truly unique flavor.

This sweet and savory dish is sure to be a hit with family and friends.

For best results, be sure to use high-quality miso and roast the pumpkin until it’s golden and crispy.

14. Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Wild Rice and Miso Mushrooms

I never thought a soup could be so comforting until I tried this roasted pumpkin soup with wild rice and miso mushrooms.

The combination of roasted pumpkin, mushrooms, dashi, soy sauce, white miso, and wild rice make this soup thick and hearty.

Every bite is full of flavor and sure to keep you warm on a cold day.

Plus, it’s very easy to make and ready in just an hour.

To make this dish even more delicious, try adding some freshly grated ginger and garlic.

For an extra kick, add a pinch of red chili flakes.

15. Steamed Pumpkin with Beef Mince Sauce (Pumpkin Soboro-an)

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the most delicious.

This Steamed Pumpkin with Beef Mince Sauce is an easy yet tasty dish that will be a hit with the whole family.

The combination of beef mince, ginger, dashi stock, mirin, soy sauce, cornflour, sugar, oil, and sake creates a savory sauce that pairs perfectly with the steamed pumpkin.

Enjoy this as a main dish or a side, and don’t forget to top it with a sprinkle of green onions or sesame seeds for extra flavor.

Here’s a tip: if you’re looking for a richer flavor, add a little more soy sauce and mirin to the sauce.

16. Chinese Pumpkin Cake (南瓜饼)

Just imagine a delicious Chinese Pumpkin Cake with its golden crispy crust, gooey and sticky inside, and sweet red bean paste filling!

This healthy and delicious dessert or snack is perfect for any time of day and any special occasion, and it’s even gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

Whether you use the traditional frying method or the air fryer method, you’ll be sure to enjoy this delicious treat.


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This post is all about making the most of the fall season with some delicious Asian-inspired pumpkin recipes. From savory dishes like Japanese Pumpkin Curry to sweet treats like Pumpkin Roti Jala, you'll find something here to make before fall ends. Enjoy the warm, comforting flavors of these unique and flavorful dishes from all around Asia!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 477 kcal


  • Thai Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
  • Homemade Thai Pumpkin Curry
  • Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry (Authentic Recipe)
  • Thai Pumpkin Laksa
  • Pumpkin, Red Lentil & Coconut Curry with Spinach
  • Pan Fried Miso Butter Pumpkin
  • Vietnamese Pumpkin Soup
  • Thai Mushroom Pumpkin Curry
  • Chicken Pumpkin Curry
  • Japanese Pumpkin Katsu Curry
  • Korean Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge)
  • Sweet and Savory Kabocha Pumpkin Recipe
  • Miso-glazed Roast Pumpkin Recipe
  • Roasted pumpkin soup with wild rice and miso mushrooms
  • Steamed Pumpkin with Beef Mince Sauce (Pumpkin Soboro-an)
  • Chinese Pumpkin Cakes


  • Choose your favorite recipe from this list.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less.
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