Kuri Squash Curry

      kuri squash

Now that fall is around the corner, we love using locally grown squash and produce to make hearty meals. I love using Kuri squash. This squash has a butter chesnutty flavour and adds great flavour and texture and cooks nicely into a green curry.

Not only is squash a tasty vegetable that is easy to prepare but it is also loaded with antioxidants like beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory properties. Squash are also filled with seeds that can be roasted to make a delicious and healthy snack. As a tip coat your seeds with your favourite toppings like salt, curry powder or garlic salt and roast on low heat like 250F for 20-25min to minimize loss of nutrients from heat.

This squash is really tasty and the curry I made below is very dense and filling perfect for a cold fall night.

Thai Green Kuri Squash
Adapted from Carpe Season


1 TBSP Coconut Oil
1 Yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
2 TBSP Green curry paste
2 TBSP curry powder
1 Can of Coconut milk, I used low fat coconut milk
2.5 TBSP Soy Sauce, I used lite soy sauce (it’s lower in sodium)
2 TBSP Sweet Chili Sauce
1 Kuri Squash, peeled and cut into cubes
1 TBSP Brown Sugar
Juice of Half a lime
1/4 cup of water or chicken stock
salt and pepper
1 Yellow Pepper, sliced
1 head of broccoli, florets
1 Can Chickpeas
Garnish with: Chopped green onions and cilantro

Cooked brown basmati rice


1. Heat a large pot on medium heat and melt the coconut oil, sautee the ginger, garlic and onions until the onions are translucent
2. Add the curry paste and curry powder and cook a few more minutes
3. Add the kuri squash, coconut milk, water, sugar, lime juice, soy sauce and chili paste, bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer until the squash is just about done, about 15 minutes
4. Add the broccoli, peppers and chickpeas, cook for about 5 minutes more until the vegetables are tender crisp
5. Pour over cooked rice and top with chopped green onions, cilantro and some fresh squeezed lime juice


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