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.


Srivalli said...

vwery innovative entry for click too...thanks for your participation!

FH said...

Isn't Spaghetti Squash yummy! It's amazing how the inside become noodles when cooked. Looks great!:)

Raks said...

Thats so cool...!!!

Kribha said...

This is a beautiful way to do the squash. But I've never tried it before. Are you sending this for the 'click' event?

Finla said...

What a ubusual but wonderful idea

Namratha said...

wow such a colourful dish Kalva, makes me want to eat it right away...nice idea :)

Kalva said...

Thanks Srivalli,
But i could not send this one for the CLICK event as these noodles are not from flour!!

Kalva said...

Yes Asha, when i fisrt saw i was so tempted to bring home. It was so cute i didnt want to cook it. I was admiring its beauty at it for about a week!

Kalva said...

Kribha i could not send this entry to click as this is not from Flour. Should come up with something for the event soon!

Kalva said...

Thanks Raks kitchen, Namrata, Happy cook and Kribha for your wonderful comments!

Dori said...

The color of this dish is great! It's nice to cook in microwave to keep all the nutrients too.

Kalva said...

Yes Meeso, this was my first time using this squash and i had absolute fun making it!

Truffle said...

Thanks for contributing. The roundup should be posted on monday.

Laurie Constantino said...

I've avoided spaghetti squash since the one time I used it I thought it was watery and bland. It looks like you've fixed that problem with a wonderful combination of spices and other ingredients. Good job - thanks!

Kalva said...

Thanks Laurie, yes squash by itself was very bland, to revive my taste buds, i had to use the spices, green chillies and tomatoes.. No more complaints!!

Anonymous said...

looks colorful
let me see if i can find the squash next time i go for shopping

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