This was really exceptional -- I had purchased a calabaza squash, and not having any recipes I searched for one. What luck -- I paired this with grilled chicken breast chunks marinated in yogurt/onion/allspice/pine nuts and some rice. As others said, the smokeyness of the onions/garlic/cumin seed blend so well with the squash. I also added just a drop of honey to mine to get a little more richness. But seriously, perfection.
Delicious! The cumin seeds go very nicely with the calabaza. A very nice inexpensive, healthy and quick recipe with exotic flavors.
This is the first time I remember frying cumin seeds like this--it really does something nice to the flavor. I used butternut squash; I imagine pumpkin should be one of the options for this recipe, given its title, but pumpkin doesn't currently appear on the ingredients list.
This was just delicious and a refreshing new way to serve winter squash. The onions and cumin add such a nice smoky contrast to the sweetness of of the squash. I used calabaza in mine and served it along side a jerk pork tenderloin. About the preparation, it took me about 20 minutes for mine to cook to the point of being tender enough to mash. Other than that the recipe was quite straight forward and easy to follow. Have some leftovers and may even be inspired to grab a roti tomorrow. Thanks!