Squash with cardamom and nigella seeds

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October 13, 2014 by dgarnett2013

Squash with cardamom and nigella seeds: Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi

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Great with broccoli and endamame salad and curry leaf and lemon rice.

Serves 4

  • 20g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into 1cm-thick slices
  • 1 large butternut squash (1 kg), peeled and cut into 3cm pieces
  • Salt
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds, plus extra to garnish
  • ½ tsp each ground cumin and coriander
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • 4 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 green chilli, halved lengthways
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 100g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander

 

Heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Put the butter and oil in a large sauté pan, and fry the onion for eight minutes over medium heat until soft. Add the butternut, turn the heat up to medium-high and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it starts to colour.

Remove from the heat and add half a teaspoon of salt, the seeds, spices, chilli and sugar. Mix and transfer to an ovenproof dish large enough to hold everything snugly. Pour in the stock and roast for 30 minutes, by which point the butternut should be tender and all the liquid absorbed or evaporated.

 Serve warm with yoghurt spooned on top, a sprinkling of chopped coriander and a few nigella seeds.

Eaten with JD and Michael the day Kit came back from Manchester.

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