Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

"This was inspired from the lovely little butternut squashes at the Farmer's Market last week. I used my recipe: recipe #84474 as a base, switched the sweet potatoes for butternut squash, and added a can of coconut milk, and came up with this! I did take the time to toast and grind whole cumin and corriander, but feel free to use the already-ground versions of these spices as well. Also, roasting your butternut squash with some salt pepper and curry powder brings a wonderfully deep and carmelized flavor to your curry"
photo by Kim S. photo by Kim S.
photo by Kim S.
photo by Kim S. photo by Kim S.
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  • Place cubed butternut squash on a foil lined baking sheet, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle generously with curry powder, salt and pepper, and roast at 350 for 35-45 minutes, or until tender. You still want them to hold their shape when added to the curry, and not be mush :>.
  • While squash cooks, heat 1-2 tsp of canola oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions and a little bit of salt, and sauté 2-3 minutes, or until they begin to soften.
  • Next, add the curry powder, cumin, corriander and cinnamon, and stir to coat the onions evenly with spices.
  • Add tomatoes with their juices, and the chickpeas, stir to combine.
  • Next, add the spinach, stirring to coat with cooking liquid.
  • When all the spinach is added to the pan, cover and simmer until just wilted, about 3 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and gently stir to combine.
  • Finally, add the roasted butternut squash to the liquid, and stir to coat.
  • Top with fresh chopped cilantro (optional) and serve over basmati rice (I like brown basmati).

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  1. tara portee
    I cut butternut squash in half lengthwise and roasted it with the skin on (it made it a lot easier to peel) and then I cubed it.When I mixed everything together at the end I cooked it all together for about 10 minutes. I really enjoyed this and didn't find it too overwhelming in it's spiciness, but it did have enough to be distinctive and a really nice change for a side dish.
  2. Nikoma
    This is a really great recipe. Made exactly as written (except we didn't serve with rice, didn't need anything more) Used a 3lb butternut which was about perfect! KEEPER!
  3. Kim S.
    This is just super! I did roast my butternut squash initially with garam masala. I didn't have spinach so I didn't use it, but I'm sure it would be great!! I added red pepper flakes but it still wasn't very spicy, and we like spicy! So I added some red curry paste to heat it up a little bit!
  4. SonnyHavens
    Made as directed and served with basmati rice and naan. Next time I'll add a lot more heat.
  5. 932ninja
    This was great! I used fresh kale instead f the frozen spinach and didn't have the canned tomatoes. It was a great fairly easy meal! Thanks for sharing!!!


  1. Momsthecook
    This was fabulous. Just the perfect meal on a blustery fall night. I have an abundance of produce from my CSA right now so I substituted fresh kale for the spinach and added chopped broccoli. After the additions I needed more liquid so I added an additional can of coconut milk. Yummy! Can hardly wait for the leftovers for lunch!


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