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Chapter: Vegetable Recipes
Section: Butternut and Other Winter Squashes
Recipe: Slow cooker Indian-spiced butternut squash

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Slow cooker Indian-spiced butternut squash
2 Tbsp oil
2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 brown cardamom pods
1 2-inch cinnamon stick
1 yellow or red onion, peeled, cut in quarters, and sliced
1 medium tomato, diced
2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ground coriander
3 lbs butternut squash, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (approx. 6 cups)
1 large jalapeņo or 3-4 Thai or serrano chile peppers, seeded and chopped
1 tsp garam masala
1-2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Cilantro, for garnish (optional)

In a small sauce pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the fenugreek,
cumin, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly,
until the mixture sizzles. Add the onion and cook for another minute or
two, stirring, until the onion browns slightly. Add to the slow cooker and
turn it on HIGH.

Add the tomato, turmeric and coriander, and mix well. Cover and cook for 3
minutes. Add the squash, and mix again. Turn the cooker to LOW and cook for
4 hours, stirring once each hour.

Add the jalapeņo, garam masala, 1 tsp of salt, cayenne and lemon juice.
Stir gently, leaving some chunks of squash whole while others get mashed
into the sauce. Taste, and add more salt if needed.

Garnish with cilantro if you like it (I don't), and serve hot.

Adapted from Anupy Singla's The Indian Slow Cooker.
Found at The Perfect Pantry
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