Oct 01 2008

Curried Butternut Squash

Published by at 8:11 am under Indian,Vegetarian

Curried Butternut Squash
1 medium butternut squash
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp mustard seed
1/2 tsp cumin seed
3 small green chillies
2 tsp garam masala or curry powder
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
2 tbsp chopped coriander (cilantro)
1 Tbsp cooking oil
salt & pepper

Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash on a cookie sheet with the cut sides facing up. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 50-55 mins.

When the butternut squash is cooled cut it into 1 inch cubes, discarding the skin. In a saute pan, heat the cooking oil and add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When the seeds starts crackling add the onion. Cut the chillies lengthwise and add to the onions. Saute the onion till it turns translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Add the squash and the garam masala (or curry powder). Combine well, cover and cook on low heat for about 10-15 minutes. Add the grated coconut and cilantro and take it off the heat. Serve with chappati or other flat breads.

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  1. Kunalon 22 Jan 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Yet again another amazing recipe reminding me of home, just made it yesterday! Wonder how it would be if you added some green peas or boiled chana dal to it? Will try it out and let you know 🙂

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