Butternut Squash Curry

I picked up a butternut squash (Thiyya Gummadikaya in Telugu or Sweet pumpkin) from the farmer's market last week without any particular recipe in mind. I have never cooked with butternut squash before and had to ask my mom for a quick curry recipe and to my surprise both my husband and I loved it.

Butternut Squash Curry

Pic Updated March 2013

I picked up a butternut squash (Thiyya Gummadikaya in Telugu or Sweet pumpkin) from the farmer's market last week without any particular recipe in mind. I have never cooked with butternut squash before and had to ask my mom for a quick curry recipe and to my surprise both my husband and I loved it. ...

Butternut Squash Curry

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisineandhra
  • Yield4~6 Serving s 4~6 Serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

Butternut squash - makes about 2 cups chopped
1 lb.
Tamarind paste
1 tbsp
Green chilies
3
Red chilies
3
Urad dal
1 tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Curry leaves
4
Hing (Asafoetida)
pinch
Turmeric
pinch
Sambar powder
1 tsp
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Place the chopped squash pieces with 1/2 cup of water and turmeric in a microwave safe bowl and cook in the microwave for about 8-10 minutes, until the pieces are fork tender. You can also boil the pieces on stove top.
  2. In heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, add urad dal, mustard and cumin seeds, hing and curry leaves. When the seeds splutter, add squash and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add tamarind paste and 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook on medium low flame for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add sambar powder and salt, cook for another 2-3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice.
Butternut Squash Curry
Butternut Squash Curry

The curry was slightly sweet and sour with silky sweetness from the squash and tartness from tamarind paste. Loved it and I packed a little bit in my lunch box for tomorrow.

Next time I want to try Asha's Butternut squash stir-fry and Indira's Butternut squash halwa.

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