Roasted butternut squash in a mildly seasoned broth with onions and tomatoes, this butternut squash stew is perfect for a night when you just want to tuck and sleep in. This preparation, however, started off as a soup. It was a slightly cooler evening and perfect for a warm bowl of soup.
Normally while preparing soups, I start with chopped veggies and at the end would put everything through the blender. So was going to be the case with this stew too. I had the recipe cooked and ready to put through the blender. Before blending, I just tasted the stew for seasoning and in that one bite I could taste the onions, the tomatoes, the garlic and the squash, individually. Each had its own texture and flavour and together they all complimented each other perfectly. And so I decided to put the blender back and enjoy the butternut squash stew as is, with all its myriad flavours and textures.
I love roasting butternut squash. It enhances the sweetness of the squash.
This same recipe could be used to prepare pumpkin stew as well.
Roasted Butternut Squash Stew
By Ashima Goyal Siraj
Preparation time: |Cooking time: |Serves: 2
300 gms butternut squash, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
6-7 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 green chilly, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
3 cups of vegetable stock
Salt to taste
6 tbsp Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 220ºC. Put the butternut squash pieces in an ovenproof dish. Add the chopped garlic and dried thyme and rosemary. Drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil. Mix well and roast in oven for 15 mins.
- Heat the remaining 4 tbsp oil in a deep pot. Add the onions and green chilly. Sauté for 5 mins till the onion becomes soft.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Ladle into soup bowls and serve hot.
Add the roasted butternut squash and garlic along with all the juices into the pot. Top with the stock. Mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. If you want to make a soup, use a stick blender to blend the stew into a thick soup. Add more water if required.