We carved large pumpkins with the kids yesterday and I have a load of the flesh that I was going to make a curry with. However my MIL said that she'd heard that the large orange pumpkins are now grown just for use as halloween lanterns and not for using as food.
I have slight anxiety issues (don't mind be mocked on this as it sounds so stupid!), but they are fine to eat aren't they. I'm presuming what she means is that they're aren't grown with the idea of being used for cooking rather than they are unsafe to cook.
I think she means what HeiniousHecate said about them being grown for size not flavour, but she saisd they couldn't be used for cooking and because I am slightly over thinking things atm I was worried I was going to poison me and DP. If it's just the flavour I'll chuck in extra spices.
Thank you all for your help and not laughing at me too much . Deep down I did know it was a silly question.
Last year I just used a carrot cake recipe and substituted grated pumpkin for carrot. This year I followed the recipe below, but did is as their muffin suggestion as well as in a loaf tin. The one in the loaf tin was a bit of a disaster, but the ones in the muffin cases rose more and were less dense and squidgy.
Thank You everyone. Just thought I'd report back. Pumpkin Curry went down very well with DP (although I think I'll leave the chickpeas out next time), but you are all right about the flavour. It was lacking that sort of sweet depth of flavour that other pumpkins/squashes have. I wonder if roasting it first would help with the flavour?