Vegetarian autumn casserole (Briam me kastana kai manitaria)
4 Tablespoons olive oil
2 leeks, washed and sliced in rings
1 clove garlic (opt.)
250 g (wild) mushrooms, brushed and sliced
1 kg pumpkin, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon curry powder
250 g chestnuts, peeled and boiled
250 g sliced white cabbage
30 g pumpkin seeds
a few sprigs of cilantro (opt.)
In a large pan, heat the olive oil and fry the leek and garlic for a few minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue to stir fry. Add the pumpkin and continue frying for a few minutes more.
Season with cumin, curry, salt, pepper and (optional) cilantro. Mix in the cabbage, chestnuts and pumpkin seeds and transfer the mixture to an oven-proof dish. Cover and bake 30-40 minutes at 180 °C until done. Serve with bulgur or (brown) rice.