Posts Tagged ‘squash’


Butternut Squash & Almond Baked Crumble

Butternut Squash & Almond Baked Crumble is a comforting, warming supper and stands well on its own, without the need for any side dish. It is rich and creamy tasting and is full of goodness.


Butternut squash Badam Halwa

This is one the simple and yummy halwa that is easy to make and tastes great. The richness of the halwa comes from the almonds added to it. Also this halwa is almost healthy as it inculdes a large amount of veggie in it. It has less fat than the traditional badam halwa but tastes almost similar to it.


Butternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce

Butternut Squash Gnocchi in Coconut Curry Sauce is an Indian-Italian inspired fusion recipe. Italian cuisine is my favorite and this is an Indian twist to a classic Italian soft dumpling – gnocchi. Hope you enjoy!



Butternut Squash Pasta

Creamy Butternut squash sauce with spiral pasta is a light, savory pasta dish with beautiful spring colors. Garnishing with beetroot adds gourmet touch.


Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto is simple, delicious and easy to prepare recipe that can be served at any time. It can be served with any side of green vegetables.


Contest 2011 November Winners

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

I really enjoyed all the entries for last month. Many people used butternut squash in the recipes. In fact, four of top five are all recipes with butternut squash. Here are the my top five entries and two top winners from those: 1st Place: Sangeeta Jagan (Butternut Squash Badam Halwa) 2nd Place: Jayne Miller (Butternut Squash […]



Contest 2012 November Winners

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

I was really impressed with the November recipes using Squash. There were some very unique recipes. Congratulations to the winners and the top five participants: 1st Place: Geeta Rao (Spicy Squash Cakes) 2nd Place: Hetal Jain (Squash Ice Cream on warm Squash Halwa) Congratulations to both of you!!   Thank you to everyone else that also participated in […]


Contest November 2011

Friday, November 4th, 2011

For Thanksgiving, this month’s contest is make any recipe using squash as the main ingredient. It can be any type of squash (ex. Pumpkin is in the squash family). You may make any type of recipe such as an appetizer, main dish, or dessert.  The rules for November are the following: Any recipe that uses […]


Contest November 2012

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

I enjoyed last year’s contest for Thanksgiving, so it will be the same this year. This month’s contest is make any recipe using squash as the main ingredient. It can be any type of squash (ex. Pumpkin is in the squash family). You may make any type of recipe such as an appetizer, main dish, […]


Lauki ka Raita – Bottle Gourd with Yogurt

Lauki raita is a refreshing yogurt-based dish made with spiced lauki and yogurt. Lauki is also known as bottle gourd, doodhi, ghia. Lauki raita is healthy and tastes delicious. Serve this as a side dish with any Indian flat bread or over the rice.


Spicy Squash – Kaddu Ki Subji

This is a north Indian dish, spicy, sweet and sour taste all in one. Typically this dish is served with puri and kachori (puri stuffed with urad dal).


Spicy Squash Cakes

Spicy Squash Cakes are the perfect appetizers for the holiday season. These are easy to make and taste great!


Squash Ice Cream on Warm Squash Halwa

My contribution to this month’s recipe contest using squash is a low fat spiced squash ice cream served on warm squash halwa with squash seeds brittle wedge. This is a hot/cold dessert recipe here which I came up with and prepared during the thanksgiving weekend. It was a big hit with our friends- kids, grown-ups and people from all cultures. Hope you enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed planning, making and serving it.


Zucchini Rice

Zucchini rice is a great compliment for any occasion. Serve as is, with soup, yogurt, and pickle.