Thai butternut squash curry

Suitable for vegetarians


This vegetarian curry is a delicious and healthy take on the typical Indian takeaway dish. A great dinner for when the evenings are colder and you just want something comforting.


Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

For the curry

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Thai red curry paste
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped or grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
  • 3 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and diced 
  • 500ml / 17½‚Äč fl oz. of water 
  • 400g / 14oz. tin of low-fat coconut milk
  • 1 large tin of chickpeas (400g / 14oz.) drained
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced

Side serving

  • 300g / 10½oz. of wholegrain basmati rice

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan.
  2. When hot, add the curry paste, garlic, ginger, onions and red pepper and cook for 10 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Next add the butternut squash and the water, bring to the boil before turning down the heat to low and simmering for 20 minutes.
  4. Boil the rice according to packet instructions, leaving out any salt.
  5. After your curry has simmered for 20 minutes, add the coconut milk and chickpeas, cooking for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Add the lime juice and coriander just before serving with the rice.

Serving Suggestions

Mix through spinach leaves near the end to add a pop of colour to your dish

info

This dish is suitable for freezing. Just make sure to cool before freezing in portions.

About this Recipe

This recipe was developed by safefood nutritionists for our weight-mate app.

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Thai butternut squash curry

Serves

4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

45 Minutes

45 Minutes

Cost

Low

Low

5-a-day

4 Of Your 5 A Day

4 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Saucepan, Wooden Spoon

Chopping BoardChopping KnifeSaucepanWooden Spoon
Energy
2170kj
514kcal
%
Fat
7.2g
10%
Saturates
1g
5%
Sugars
19.9g
22%
Salt
0.8g
13%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (811g)
Energy268Kj 2170Kj
63Kcal 514Kcal
Fat0.9g 7.2g
(of which saturates)0.1g 1g
Carbohydrate11.4g 92.7g
(of which sugars)2.5g 19.9g
Protein1.8g 14.6g
Salt0.1g 0.8g
Fibre1.2g 9.7g

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