Butternut Squash Curry

I LOVE Indian food – the spicier the better for me. I’ve found since going vegetarian, that it’s more difficult to find a decent curry. When I order takeaways, they tend to use vegetables that you can tell are not fresh and for me it really affects the taste, and at certain restaurants they may use all the fresh ingredients but it really lacks texture & flavour. On Friday I set out to make my own with a bunch of stuff I had in the fridge, as a little ‘fakeaway’ if you like and it was delicious.

Ingredients:
– 1 Butternut Squash
– 1 Onion (diced)
– 2 Garlic Cloves
– Oil (I used olive oil, but any will be fine)
– 2 Heaped tbsp Curry paste
– 300ml Vegetable Stock
– 1 Can of Chickpeas
– 1 Can of Chopped Tomatoes
– Fresh Tomatoes (optional, but delicious)
– Handful of Coriander
– Greek Yoghurt (optional, depending on how spicy you like it)
– Anything extra to serve with – I had pilau rice

Method:
To start with I diced the onion & garlic, then chopped the butternut squash into cubes. I popped these into a roasting tray and drizzled with olive oil ready to roast. These were then put into a 200c oven for around 20-30 minutes (keep checking back as my butternut squash ended up a little bit browner than I would have liked as I was engrossed in Sex & The City!)

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Once these were suitable roasted, I transferred everything over to a wok and added my curry paste (I opted for medium spice balti paste) and then I left this to simmer for around 3 minutes

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Once all ingredients are coated in paste and smelling rather delicious, it’s time to add the vegetable stock, tomatoes, chickpeas & a pinch of your coriander. Once all these have been added, leave to simmer for around 15 minutes

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Around 5 minutes before serving, I added the rest of the coriander and a half a tsp of yoghurt and stirred through before serving with pilau rice

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When I took this photo I must have been so hungry from the delicious smells in my kitchen that I missed the rogue bit of butternut squash there totally ruining the photo and to be honest driving me mad as I write this ha! But there you have it – simple, delicious, healthy & *almost* as if you’re having a takeaway 🙂

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