| |

Squash Curry with a Kick: A Fragrant Jamie Oliver Recipe.

Fragrant Squash Curry - Jamie Oliver

A Weeknight Win: Jamie Oliver’s Fragrant Squash Curry. Calling all busy bees! Craving a flavorful and easy weeknight meal? Look no further than Jamie Oliver’s Fragrant Squash Curry. This vegetarian dish is packed with warm spices, creamy coconut milk, and tender roasted butternut squash. It’s also easily prepped ahead for a stress-free dinner. Dive in and enjoy!

The Beauty of Roasted Butternut Squash

The star of the show is the butternut squash. Jamie cleverly skips the peeling step, saving you time and effort. Roasting the squash brings out its natural sweetness and caramelizes the edges for a deeper flavor profile.

The Spice Symphony for the Squash Curry

The magic truly happens in the pan. Coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, and curry powder are dry-fried to release their aromatic oils, creating a warm and inviting fragrance. Then comes the vibrant trio of chopped onion, garlic, and ginger, adding another layer of depth.

Fragrant Squash Curry - Jamie Oliver
Fragrant Squash Curry – Jamie Oliver

A Touch of Sweetness

Cherry tomatoes burst with juicy goodness, while pineapple rings (don’t forget the juice!) bring a touch of unexpected sweetness. Blended with creamy coconut milk, this fragrant mixture forms the base of the curry.

Chickpeas for Protein Power

For a satisfying protein punch, chickpeas are added to the mix. They soak up all the delicious flavors of the curry and add a pleasant texture.

The Perfect Prep

The beauty of this recipe is its flexibility. You can make it ahead of time and let the flavors meld overnight in the fridge. Then, when dinnertime rolls around, simply reheat it in the oven for a quick and satisfying meal.

Fresh Finish

While this curry is delightful on its own, a sprinkle of fresh coriander leaves adds a pop of color and a final burst of freshness.

Perfect Pairings for Fragrant Squash Curry

Jamie Oliver’s Fragrant Squash Curry is a flavorful vegetarian dish that can be enjoyed on its own, but why not elevate it with some delicious accompaniments? Here are some perfect pairings to consider:

Carbs:

  • Fluffy Coconut Rice: This is a classic pairing that complements the creamy texture and fragrant spices of the curry. You can easily cook coconut rice by adding a can of coconut milk to your pot of rice along with water.
  • Naan Bread: Warm, fluffy naan bread is perfect for scooping up all the delicious curry sauce. You can find pre-made naan at most grocery stores, or try making your own for a fun and rewarding project.
  • Roti: Similar to naan, roti is an unleavened flatbread that’s popular in Indian cuisine. It’s a lighter option than naan and pairs well with the curry.

Sides:

  • Raita: This cooling yogurt-based condiment is a common accompaniment to curries. It helps to balance the heat and adds a refreshing touch. You can find raita pre-made in some grocery stores, or you can easily make your own with cucumber, mint, and yogurt.
  • Papadums: These thin, crispy lentil wafers add a nice textural contrast to the curry. You can warm them up in a dry pan or oven for a few minutes before serving.
  • Cucumber Salad: A simple salad of chopped cucumber, red onion, and a light vinaigrette is a refreshing side dish that cuts through the richness of the curry.
Fragrant Squash Curry - Jamie Oliver
Fragrant Squash Curry – Jamie Oliver

Tips for the Butternut Squash Curry:

  • Adjust the Spice Level: This recipe is naturally mild, but you can easily adjust the spice level to your preference. Add a pinch of chili flakes or a chopped fresh chili pepper for more heat.
  • Leftovers Magic: This curry reheats well, so it’s a great option for meal prepping. Leftovers can be enjoyed for lunch the next day or frozen for later.
  • Get Creative with Toppings: Chopped nuts, a dollop of Greek yogurt, or a drizzle of hot sauce are all delicious ways to add a personal touch to your curry.

With these pairings and tips, you can turn Jamie Oliver’s Fragrant Squash Curry into a complete and satisfying meal that everyone will enjoy.

A Caribbean Twist: Tips and Tricks

This fragrant curry is a delicious base, but feel free to adjust it to your own taste! Here are a few tips inspired by my Caribbean background, including some tweaks on the pineapple content:

  • Spice it Up: Like many Caribbean dishes, this curry can handle a kick. If you enjoy bolder flavors, add a pinch of chili flakes, chopped fresh chilies, or a drizzle of your favorite hot sauce. I tried NouBess Hot and Spicy Sauce, and it was fantastic!
  • Bite-Sized Squash: For a more enjoyable texture, cut the butternut squash into bite-sized pieces or even smaller.
  • Soup or Curry? You Decide!: The consistency of this curry can be adjusted depending on your preference. I found it a bit thick for my liking, so I thinned it out with some chicken stock. If you prefer a soupier curry, add more broth or water, vegetable stock works perfectly here for a vegetarian option.
  • The Pineapple Perfect Balance: The recipe calls for tinned pineapple rings, but the size isn’t specified. Here’s my take on the pineapple:
    • A Touch of Sweetness: While the curry is flavorful, it can benefit from a touch of sweetness. Pineapple rings add a nice contrast and depth.
    • Finding Your Pineapple Balance: Two 20-oz cans of pineapple were a bit overpowering. One 20-oz can or even a 15-oz can is a good starting point.
    • Not a Pineapple Fan? If you’re not a huge fan of pineapple, don’t skip it entirely! Add at least 4-6 rings for a subtle sweetness that complements the other flavors.

With these simple tweaks, you can transform this Fragrant Squash Curry into a flavorful and satisfying dish that reflects your own unique preferences.

So ditch the takeout menu and whip up Jamie Oliver’s Fragrant Squash Curry. It’s a simple, flavorful, and satisfying vegetarian option that’s perfect for busy weeknights.

Fragrant Squash Curry - Jamie Oliver

A Weeknight Win: Jamie Oliver’s Fragrant Squash Curry

Craving a cozy and flavorful vegetarian meal? Look no further! This Jamie Oliver Fragrant Squash Curry is packed with warm spices, creamy coconut milk, and tender roasted butternut squash. It's easy to make, perfect for meal prep, and can be customized to your spice level. Get ready for a taste explosion!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 8
Calories 69 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 butternut squash (1.2kg)
  • olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 cm piece of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon medium curry powder
  • 300 g ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tinned pineapple rings in juice
  • 1 x 400 ml tin of light coconut milk
  • 1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas
  • 2 sprigs of coriander to serve (optional)

Instructions
 

  • GET AHEAD You can make this on the day, if you prefer. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Scrub the squash (there’s no need to peel it), carefully halve it lengthways and deseed, then chop into 2cm chunks. Place in a roasting tray, toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then roast for 1 hour, or until soft and caramelized.
  • Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop the onion, peel the garlic and ginger, and dry fry in a non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat with the coriander and fenugreek seeds and the curry powder, stirring until lightly charred all over. Add the tomatoes and pineapple rings (reserving the juice), and cook for 10 minutes to soften and char, stirring regularly. Tip it all into a blender, add the coconut milk and blitz until very smooth. Return to the pan, tip in the chickpeas, juice and all, and simmer gently until the sauce is thickened. Stir in the roasted squash, then season the curry to perfection, tasting and tweaking, and loosening with the reserved pineapple juice. Cool, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • TO SERVE Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/gas 2. Place the covered pan of curry in the oven until hot through – about 1 hour. Nice with picked coriander leaves.

Notes

Tips:

  • Adjust the Spice Level: This recipe is naturally mild, but you can easily adjust the spice level to your preference. Add a pinch of chili flakes or a chopped fresh chili pepper for more heat.
  • Leftovers Magic: This curry reheats well, so it’s a great option for meal prepping. Leftovers can be enjoyed for lunch the next day or frozen for later.
  • Get Creative with Toppings: Chopped nuts, a dollop of Greek yogurt, or a drizzle of hot sauce are all delicious ways to add a personal touch to your curry.
With these pairings and tips, you can turn Jamie Oliver’s Fragrant Squash Curry into a complete and satisfying meal that everyone will enjoy.

A Caribbean Twist: Tips and Tricks

This fragrant curry is a delicious base, but feel free to adjust it to your own taste! Here are a few tips inspired by my Caribbean background, including some tweaks on the pineapple content:
  • Spice it Up: This curry can handle a kick like many Caribbean dishes. If you enjoy bolder flavors, add a pinch of chili flakes, chopped fresh chilies, or a drizzle of your favorite hot sauce. I tried NouBess Hot and Spicy sauce, and it was fantastic!
  • Bite-Sized Squash: For a more enjoyable texture, cut the butternut squash into bite-sized pieces or even smaller.
  • Soup or Curry? You Decide!: The consistency of this curry can be adjusted depending on your preference. I found it a bit thick for my liking, so I thinned it out with some chicken stock. If you prefer a soupier curry, add more broth or water, vegetable stock works perfectly here for a vegetarian option.
  • The Pineapple Perfect Balance: The recipe calls for tinned pineapple rings, but the size isn’t specified. Here’s my take on the pineapple:
    • A Touch of Sweetness: While the curry is flavorful, it can benefit from a touch of sweetness. Pineapple rings add a nice contrast and depth.
    • Finding Your Pineapple Balance: Two 20-oz cans of pineapple were a bit overpowering. One 20-oz can or even a 15-oz can is a good starting point.
    • Not a Pineapple Fan? If you’re not a huge fan of pineapple, don’t skip it entirely! Add at least 4-6 rings for a subtle sweetness that complements the other flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 469mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 10159IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword curry, soup recipes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Tried this recipe?Mention @noubesscaribbean or tag #noubesscaribbean!

Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.

Time to stock up your Pantry! Shop Noubess.comCheck out Noubess Shop!

Corn Allergy:

Always choose ingredients without corn or corn derivatives.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.