I have been thinking of flavorful but healthy recipes to make during Thanksgiving. I am still thinking about all the different items to put on the table, and have yet to come up with a full menu. We‘ll probably have friends over and visit others too. Let’s start off with butternut squash for a healthy start to the holidays.
Bold and Beautiful Butternut Squash
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger/garlic paste
1 cup butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 tsp oil
Pinch of salt
Cilantro for garnish
Green chillies, finely chopped (optional)
Heat oil in pan/wok, and add cumin seeds. When they start to sputter, add the butternut squash and the salt ,minced green chilies and ginger/garlic paste. Mix well. Cook covered for a few minutes until tender, then let simmer uncovered for a couple of minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro.Variations: You can make zucchini , pumpkin or potatoes the same way. Add lemon juice for a little tang. Add your favorite herbs for a subtle flavor.
Wish you all Happy Healthy Holidays!!