Borani Kadu (Roasted Butternut Squash Verrines in the Afghan Man

"Butternut squash is sliced thin, roasted snd served parfait-style with plain Greek yogurt. This recipe comes from The Spice Spoon blog and is being posted as per a request."
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  • Preheat your oven to 400º F; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the squash in a large bowl and give it a healthy drizzle of olive oil; toss to coat, then season with turmeric, coriander, cumin and tods again.
  • Arrange squash on the prepared baking sheet and place in oven for 20 minutes; season with sea salt and let cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
  • Spoon yogurt into individual glasses, then layer in squash slices. If you prefer, you can dollop the yogurt onto small plates and top with squash.
  • Sprinkle with dried mint and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Serve with pillowy bread like nan-e-barberi or pita bread.

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  1. This was tasty for DD1 (5 years old), DD2 (18 months) and I. Mind you, it was kind of messy with the turmeric but made the organic unhomoginised yogurt I used pretty. I used only the slender end of a large organic butternut squash so that all the slices were uniform and I served it in the traditional Afghan manner by slathering yogurt on a plate and topping with the rest. Served with a thin version of socca bread to be gluten free. Made for My Food Odyssey - Afghanistan


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