The other day in the grocery i saw this beautiful petite Squash( it looked like dosakaya to me ) and fallen love with it. Never bought the spaghetti squash but i knew we can make delicious side dish with it in microwave itself. These are very cheap during this time and are in abundance. You can steam spaghetti squash in the microwave for a no-fuss side dish. Here is my recipe for spaghetti squash in Indian Style. This dish is on its way to WHB hosted by What's on My Plate
How to cook squash:
Pierce the spaghetti squash with fork , you should extend all the way to the center( like steam vents )
Cook it for 10 -15 mins in the microwave.
If the steam doesnt start to comeout from the squash cook for 5 -10 more min until the steam vents out.
Let it cool for 10 min
Cut the squash length wise and remove the seeds( dark yellow strands ).
Use fork and run through the length and you will see spaghetti strands ( see picture )
How to prepare Side Dish:
In a big microwave safe bowl( corelle or pyrex ) add 2 tbsp oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and heat for 2 min until the dal turn golden brown
Add chopped green chillies and onions and cook for 1 more min
Add chopped red bell peppers and ciook for 30 sec
Chop the tomatoes , add to the bowl and cook for 1 more min
Now add salt and the stranded squash, mix everything and cook for 2 min covered
Adjust salt to taste and garnish with coriander
You can serve this as an elegant and delicious side dish! You can even add peas, grated cheese, or simply olive oil, garlic and black pepper. But i found this Spaghetti Squash with Indian twist very interesting! This dish can pack quite a flavor and nutrition punch! This dish is going to HEART OF THE MATTER _ Quick and Easy.
Normally in Indian cuisine we use cubed squash in curries or grated squash for dessert. Cooking squash this way is very easy and moreover this is one pot dish. Hence, this will be my entry for Microwave Cooking: Side dish.
Tags: Spaghetti Squash, Squash Curry, 100% Microwave Curry.