Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Butternut Squash Curry

So I've been on a butternut squash kick, and wanted to make this desi style.  I came across this recipe on a Canadian show last year, added a few of my own ingredients and it is delicious!  You can pair it with naan and yogurt or some rice and achar. Either way, it's a winner!


  • 1 medium sized butternut squash cut into square chunks
  • around 1 tspn black mustard seeds
  • about 3/4 tspn salt
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 dried red chilis
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped coriander for garnish


  • heat oil on medium heat
  • add black mustard seeds, once they begin to splutter, add in the bay leaf and dried red chilis, saute for a minute or two, then add in onions
  • once onions begin to change color, add in turmeric and garlic and fry for about 3 minutes, then add in squash and a little bit of water so it doesn't stick to the pot. add salt (you can add more or less depending on your taste) and stir it around
  • cover and let cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • the squash will probably start to get a bit mushy when you stir it around once it's done, but that's fine.  
  • remove from heat, add coriander and give it a stir!

Here are some pics of the finished product:

It's got a great sweet and salty taste, with some heat in every bite!  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Yum, I love Butternut Squash. What a great combination Nadia. Joog Joog Jiyo!

Princess Consuela said...

There is a new cooking channel called "Cooking Channel" (LOL) and they have two Indian chefs with their own shows. Some of the things they make look super yummy and this dish looks like something they would make.