Monday, January 5, 2009

Butternut Squash Chutney

Butternut squash, also known in Australia as Butternut pumpkin, is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste that is similar to pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer.It is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, and potassium. It is also an excellent source of vitamin A.Butternut squash is a vegetable that can be roasted and toasted and also be puréed or mashed into soups, casseroles, breads, and muffins. I tried chutney with this awesome vegetable for something new, they tasted really delicious..



2cups Butternut squash pieces
1inch Ginger pieces
5nos Garlic pods
1no Tamarind (marble size)
2nos Green chillies
1no Red chilly
2tsp Oil
Salt

For Tempering:
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
4nos Curry leaves

Heat a tsp of oil n fry ginger pieces n garlic piecs until they turn brown..in the same pan,fry the butternut squash, tamarind piece, red chilly n green chillies one by one until they turn brown too...grind everything into bit coarse paste with enough salt in a blender..

Heat the remaining oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds n urad dal with curryleaves, let them splutters.. add them to the butternut squash chutney..

Serve them as side for dosais, idlies....

Sending to Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth..

6 comments:

  1. I didn't get what this veg. is if i saw the pic may be I know this one but chutney looks so yum yum

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  2. Nice recipe with butternut. Thanks for sharing. Wish you a very happy new year.

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  3. andhra cuisine right? i have tasted sorakai chutney. not this one. sounds yummy.

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  4. yummmm!!! I love anything to do w/ butternut squash.... Thanx for sending it over to the chutney/dip mania!!:)

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  5. Nice recipe.

    Most of the times, i go with yellow squash with a bit diff recipe

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  6. Moved to Ireland recently. Have to cook with whatever I get here. Saw this butternut Squash and tried with sambar. No on at home liked and it was not tasting good in sambar. Then saw your receipe and tried this chutney. My kids liked it a lot. And now atleast weekly once we will have dosa with this chutney.
    Thanks.

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