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March 8, 2013


Butternut squash is a staple fall/winter vegetable very similar to pumpkin and tastes lovely with warm spices like sage and cinnamon. While we have pumpkin in India, butternut squash is not found in Indian cooking. Being so similar to pumpkin, I thought it would taste great cooked with Indian spices. Often for a weeknight meal, I don’t feel like making multiple dishes and so making a vegetable pulao is a good way to get your vegetables and rice in one dish. Pulao or pilaf is a dish  found in various cuisines of the world including South Asian, Persian and Greek and usually refers to rice prepared with different spices, vegetables or meat. I’ve added chickpeas into the dish to add the daily dose of protein, making this a complete one pot meal. For this pulao, I first roast the butternut squash and chickpeas together with some spices before adding it to…

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