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Butternut Squash with Nigella Seeds


This recipe shocases Nigella Seeds and Turmeric. Serves 4 as a side dish.


1 Small butternut squash
1 teaspoon nigella seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 green chilli
salt to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil or butter


Peel the butternut squash, scoop out seeds and cut it into small bite-size cubes.

Heat the oil in a flat bottomed pan on medium heat. Add the nigella seeds.

Once the seeds start to sizzle a bit in the pan (and you start to smell them releasing their flavour), add the green chilli.

After about 10 seconds, add the squash. Cover and let the squash cook for about 5 minutes.

Give the squash a stir during this time to make sure the pieces are not sticking to the bottom of the pan. If the vegetables start getting dry, add a teaspoon or two of water.

The squash should be about halfway cooked now. Add the turmeric and salt and stir the squash to evenly coat.

Cover and cook until the squash is soft (about 5-10 minutes). Keep checking under the lid to make sure the squash is not getting too dry, and give it a stir and/or a splash of water as needed.

Source: Food52

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