Indian Butternut Squash Curry

This Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian curry dish simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk. | platingsandpairings.com

Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian squash curry simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk.

This Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian curry dish simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk. | platingsandpairings.com

Confession: I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with meal delivery services. It’s just so much more easy to drive home after work and have a box of groceries waiting for you, rather than going to the grocery store, standing in line, unloading the car, and then cooking. Obviously I LOVE to cook – I don’t, however, have a grocery shopping obsession. I fit the grocery store in when I can, usually heading there on my lunch break and picking up what I need for that night’s dinner.

This is why I love Blue Apron! They deliver to your house all the ingredients you need to prepare and you just get to do the fun part – Cook their delicious recipes. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Blue Apron recipes feature seasonal, unique ingredients that are hard to find at your typical grocery store.
  • They offer flexible plans. The classic 2 person plan will set you up to receive one delivery a
  • Each menu is between 500 and 700 calories per person. The ingredients are incredibly fresh and sourced from small family farms and artisans.
  • Most meals can be prepared in 35 minutes or less.

My last box arrived with the ingredients to make this amazing Butternut Squash Curry. Perfect for Meatless Monday.

This Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian curry dish simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk. | platingsandpairings.com

This Butternut Squash Curry is definitely a recipe that I will continue to make on my own, even without the help of Blue Apron delivering the ingredients to my front door. I like that the ingredients are easy to find in the local grocery store and the fact that it’s a healthy and quick weeknight dinner option.

You can always win me over with a spicy, fragrant dish that’s served over a steaming bowl of rice. Bonus points if you give me a glass of Riesling to sip on the side!

Butternut Squash Curry Recipe

This Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian curry dish simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk. | platingsandpairings.com

Indian Butternut Squash Curry

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: butternut squash curry, squash curry, squash curry indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 594 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings

This Indian Butternut Squash Curry is a delicious vegetarian squash curry simmered with fragrant spices and rich coconut milk.

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 pounds butternut squash peeled and diced (about 4 cups)
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 2-inch piece ginger peeled and minced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups light coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Rice for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add squash and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes, or until slightly softened.

  2. To the skillet add garlic, ginger and spices. Cook, about 1 minute, until fragrant. Add shallot and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened. 

  3. Add the coconut milk to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes, or until thickened. (Be careful not to boil, as the coconut milk may separate.) Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Serve curry on top of rice, topped with chopped cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Indian Butternut Squash Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 594 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Potassium 1539mg 44%
Total Carbohydrates 110g 37%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 9g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 802.6%
Vitamin C 100%
Calcium 23.5%
Iron 23.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Wine Pairings for Butternut Squash Curry:

  • Dry Riesling is a great match for this squash curry. It’s hint of sweetness will tame down the heat while its acidity stands up to the bold blend of spices.
  • Gewurztraminer is another lightly sweet wine that pairs nicely with this dish.

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15 comments

  1. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    This looks so delicious! I love vibrant dishes like this – it makes eating even more enjoyable 🙂 I’ve never tried Blue Apron, but I have tried most of the other services. They’re so helpful during the holidays especially!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I agree Marlynn! Plus, the gift of a subscription would be great at holiday time too!

      Reply

  2. Pech

    Squash curry sounds so great today since it’s colder and dark and dreary!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      This is definitely a go-to comfort food on chilly days!

      Reply

  3. April

    I haven’t tried out any of the meal delivery services yet but I have some friends who really love Blue Apron.

    Reply

  4. Alma @ Writer India

    This looks so scrumptious! I love lively dishes similar to this– it makes eating a lot more pleasurable.

    Reply

  5. Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman

    We are crazy for butternut squash this time of year, and this looks amazing! We are having Indian food tomorrow, so I will add it too the menu and give it a try.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I hope you enjoy Renee!

      Reply

  6. Picky person

    Your tag line says “Can I pour you a glass of wine”. Yes, I’m sure you can; as in you are able. You really should ask, “MAY I pour you a glass of wine”.

    Reply

  7. Keiko Okawa


    It was delicious! I will definitely be making it from now on.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I’m so happy to hear that you liked this dish Keiko!

      Reply

  8. Consuelo Matte


    I made it and it was A M A Z I N G!!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      So happy to hear that you liked the curry Consuelo!

      Reply

  9. Barbara


    The recipe looks great, but blue apron is a terrible choice for vegetarians. You get three meals of their choice and if you don’t like any of the meals, that’s too bad. I’ll stick to my grocery store.

    Reply

  10. Betty


    My husband and I agreed that the curry is missing something, we are just not sure what it is! Maybe it’s because we spent ten days in India last month and I’m trying to copy some of the things we ate while there. I thought the texture of the squash (once it softened) made the curry a bit too much like a thick sauce. We ate two helpings with rice, and I pureed the rest. We will consider it a soup.

    Reply

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