Pumpkin & Chickpea Hot Pot
From Nigella Lawson. With a bit of red Thai curry paste, some cans of garbanzo beans and coconut milk, regular pumpkin is turned into an aromatic hot pot that can be served as a mildly spiced vegetarian curry, with more paste added for heat rather than warmth, with plain-cooked rice. Or think of it as a rich, chunky soup and pour into bowls and make sure everyone has a crusty wedge or two of good bread to dunk in, absorbing the sweet, spiced juice. This is good, fragrant weeknight cooking. Feel free to substitute butternut squash for the pumpkin.