2 t sunflower oil
2 t fennel seeds
2 t cumin seeds
1 T minced garlic
1 small can tomatoes
1 large butternut squash peeled and diced
2 t grated ginger
1 t salt
½ – 1 can coconut milk plus some water
2 T ground coriander
½ t turmeric
2 t lemon juice
Generous amount of black pepper
Cilantro, finely chopped
¼ – 1 t Cayenne, optional
Heat oil in heavy bottomed pan, add a seed. If it sizzles the oil is ready. Add rest of seeds and let sizzle a few seconds, add garlic, fry until golden, add tomatoes and saute for a few minutes stirring often to avoid burning.
Add coconut milk, ginger, turmeric, coriander and salt, stir followed by squash and then water to about an inch below top of squash, bring to a simmer and cover, turn heat to low, cook til squash is done, about 30 minutes. Add lemon juice, pepper, cilantro.
Try using these same spices with other cooked winter squash to make a squash soup.
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Menu for March 10.