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Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry

Comfort food at its best. This Thai inspired curry is creamy, spicy, and filling. The sweet squash and textured chickpeas are the perfect backdrop for the curry spices. This soup packs a punch of flavor! Serve with rice, a squeeze from a fresh lime, and top with jalapenos, cilantro, and chopped cashews.

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Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry

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Creamy, spicy, and filling.



2 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cubed

Olive oil

Kosher salt

3 tablespoons olive oil

2” fresh ginger, grated

1 onion, diced

5 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 ½ teaspoon cumin

1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

2 teaspoon curry powder

2 sprigs fresh thyme leaves

3 tablespoons red thai curry paste

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon allspice

2 tablespoons brown sugar

¼ cup honey

1 tablespoon fish sauce

2 cups chicken stock

2 cans coconut milk

2 cans chick peas

Cooked rice, for serving

Limes, for squeezing over the curry

Toppings – optional:

Crushed cashews

Pumpkin seeds

Chopped cilantro

Chopped green onions

Jalapenos, sliced


Preheat oven to 450*. Toss the squash with olive oil and kosher salt and put on a lined baking sheet.

Roast for 20 – 30 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large dutch oven. Cook the ginger and onion over

medium heat until they are soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Sprinkle in the

turmeric, cumin, paprika, and curry powder, and gently work them into the onion mixture. Add the

fresh thyme leaves and the red thai curry paste, cinnamon, nutmeg allspice, brown sugar, and honey.

Again stirring them to combine with the onions. Add the fish sauce and chicken stock and whisk until

fully combined. Pour in the coconut milk and whisk again until well incorporated. Add in the butternut

squash and chickpeas and bring to a simmer for 10-25 minutes to let the flavors come together and the

chickpeas to heat through. Serve over rice, with a healthy squeeze of lime and topped with the

suggestions above.


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