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Butternut Squash and Garbanzo Curry

by Spicie Foodie on November 23, 2012

Butternut Squash and Garbanzo Curry (Vegetarian) Recipe by Spicie Foodie

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving holiday? I hope you had a lovely celebration. After the heavy and indulgent turkey dinners I’m sure many of you are looking for lighter options. This butternut squash and garbanzo curry is not only light but also low on the calories. Plus there’s not meat (i.e. no turkey) so it doesn’t leave our bellies feeling overstuffed.

Butternut Squash and Garbanzo Curry (Vegetarian) Recipe by Spicie Foodie

The meal is quite simple to prepare and you might already have everything in your pantry. If you are tired of squash then feel free to substitute it for potatoes. Unfortunately I cannot take credit for the perfect nan bread and turmeric rice you see in the photos. They are leftovers from an Indian dinner take out. But you can easily steam some Basmati rice and add a little bit of ground turmeric to the pot. As for the nan bread it is easily available at the grocery store if you don’t have the time to bake some.

Butternut Squash and Garbanzo Curry (Vegetarian) Recipe by Spicie Foodie

Let’s get to the recipe.

5.0 from 5 reviews
Butternut Squash and Garbanzo Curry
 
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Recipe type: Curry, Dinner, Lunch, Fast, Low-Fat
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 small Butternut Squash, halved-seeded and peeled
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ large red onion,thinly sliced
  • 1 small can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • ½ can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 sliced red chile, more or less adjusting to taste
  • small piece of fresh ginger, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tsp store bought Indian curry powder*
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp dried fennel seed
  • 1 dried curry leaf
  • ¼ tsp yellow mustard seed
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 small container of regular fat Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Once the Butternut squash has been seeded and peeled, cut into even sized bite size cubes. Heat the oil, once warm add the onions and cook until translucent. Next add the cubed Butternut squash and sliced fresh chile(s) and saute for 3 minutes. Next add the drained garbanzo beans and stir. Add all of the spices to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes until spices release their scent. Next add the half can of tomatoes, water/broth and stir well. Partially cover and cook until the squash is tender.
  2. Uncover and turn heat down to lowest setting. Pour the Greek yogurt into the pan and stir until well combined. Continue simmering for another 5-8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Notes
*We prefer spicier food so I use about 1 tbsp. of curry powder, but I highly suggest you start with a little then add as you taste and go. *

 

Butternut Squash and Garbanzo Curry (Vegetarian) Recipe by Spicie Foodie

I know the ingredients list seems long but as you can see the process is quite simple. This recipe is one of my go to fast dinners and I change the butternut squash for other seasonal vegetables. Enjoy it and have a great weekend.

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{ 53 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Faseela November 23, 2012 at 1:38 PM

yummy curry

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2 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Thanks!

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3 Rosa November 23, 2012 at 1:46 PM

A healthy and toothsome curry! This pairing is perfect.

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Thank you Rosa!

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5 What's Baking?? November 23, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Just the color of this dish bawled me over. Imagine how deliciously this tastes.

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6 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

It’s a striking color;)

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7 Dr. Ben November 23, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I just found your site through a Pinterest link. This recipe looks absolutely amazing.

I also love the clean, smooth layout and the amazing pictures and graphics. It’s so attractive and really draws your eye into the centre and keeps it there. Great site.

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8 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Thanks Dr. Ben!

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9 yummychunklet November 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I just love your food styling. I think I’d be more inclined to style more if I had a background that I didn’t mind others seeing!

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10 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Thank you! You really don’t need anything fancy. A simple cardboard sheet, a wall, or long table will suffice for the background;)

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11 sunithi November 23, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Ah, my kind of recipe :) Love spicy garbanzos ! Love the nann bread sticking out :)

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12 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Thanks Sunithi!

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13 Victoria of Flavors of the Sun November 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Beautiful curry. Beautiful photos. What a lovely recipe for a simple, healthy vegetarian dish.

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14 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Thank you Victoria!

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15 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) November 23, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Delicious! I was just about to complement you on the perfect Saffron rice but then I kept reading and saw it was from take out. LOL. This curry sounds like the perfect day-after-thanksgiving-meal!

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16 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Hehe, yeah I can’t take credit for it. Now I’ll have to redeem myself and make some soon. Thanks Alyssa!

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 23, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I love this vegetarian curry – the colors are so vibrant and I can almost smell the aromatics! Scrumptious!

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18 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Thank you Laura!

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19 cheapethniceatz November 23, 2012 at 8:31 PM

So many wonderful flavors at play here and what a perfect dish to warm us up after the coming cold days.

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20 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Thank you Evelyne. It certainly will warm us up:)

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21 Holly November 23, 2012 at 9:19 PM

You had me at the title. I’ve been craving curry for some time and this looks so accessible and easy to make, I’m totally buying the ingredients at the market tomorrow to make this ASAP!

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22 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Glad I could help Holly, hehe;) Enjoy the curry!

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23 Kimberly (unrivaledkitch) November 23, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Gorgeous Curry Nancy! the photos are stunning as usual :)

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24 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Thank you Kimberly:)

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25 Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake November 24, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Your photos are beautiful..makes me crave for curries! I’ve never had squash in my curries before but it looks very creamy and delicious.

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26 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Thank you Jenny! You should try it because squash pairs perfectly with the spices.

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27 Ramona November 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Curry hits the spot anytime…. well for me at least. :) Looks gorgeous. :)

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28 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

It really does Ramona:) Thank you sweetie!

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29 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 24, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Butternut and chickpea…my favourites. The curry must be delectable!

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30 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Thank you Angie!

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31 Patty November 25, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Never tired of squash, especially prepared this way with so much flavor!!!
Beautiful photos;-)
I’m so ready to move on from turkey….once a year feast but once the kitchen is cleaned up and the platters put away..bring on the veggie fare ;-)

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32 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Thank you Patty! I can relate as I’m not the biggest turkey fan, veggies however I can never get tired of:) Hope you had a lovely holiday.

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33 Yelena November 25, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Dear Nancy, I did not have a chance to say happy Thanksgiving to you! I don’t know if you celebrated it or not but anyway, I hope you had a good family dinner. Thank you for being a good friend!

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34 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Yelena you are such a sweetheart:) We don’t celebrate it but I thank you for the gesture and friendship. Spasiba!

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35 Parsley Sage November 25, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Mmm…great turkey detox! Stunning curry, darling!

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36 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Thank you:)!

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37 claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine November 25, 2012 at 3:51 PM

oh my almost missed this one and I love it! The buttery taste with that sweetness and chickpeas sounds wonderful! hope you had a great Turkey day!

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38 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Thanks Claudia and I hope you did too:)

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39 mjskit November 25, 2012 at 7:43 PM

When I look at your pictures I have to laugh at my total lack of styling creativity. I mean – an aluminum can? Never would have entered my mind, but you on the other hand, makes it a beautiful little container. :) Love the pictures and definitely love the dish!

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40 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Hehe, I know an aluminum can:) Seems a bit silly no? Thank you MJ!

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41 Priscilla | ShesCookin November 25, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Looks wonderful, Nancy and, yes, perfect for post-Turkey day! Not tired of squash yet, but if I use carrots and potatoes, I won’t have to go to the store at all :) Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!

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42 Spicie Foodie November 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Thank you Priscilla! I hope you had a lovely holiday. Yes, carrots would also be wonderful. You too enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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43 Girlnpurpledres November 26, 2012 at 12:35 AM

That looks and sounds incredibly amazing! Delicious – I so love your photos!

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44 Spicie Foodie November 26, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Thanks:)!

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45 Phong Hong November 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Nancy, that is an awesome curry! Love the colour too, warm and appetizing :)

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46 Spicie Foodie November 26, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Thank you Phong!

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47 Holly November 26, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Just wanted to write another note that I made this for lunches this week and had to use a greek yogurt with honey in it (inattentive shopping on my part) and it was still excellent. Even cold. :) You made my week.

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48 Spicie Foodie November 26, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Hi Holly,
That’s great glad you made it. I’m sure the honey added a nice sweetness;)

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49 Frank @Memorie di Angelina November 26, 2012 at 2:42 PM

And let me tell you, my belly could use a rest, lol! Along with the rest of me…

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50 Spicie Foodie November 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Hehe:)

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51 Anne November 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I’m always looking for new curry recipes, and this one seems great. I LOVE butternut and chickpeas. Can’t wait to cook it!

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52 Spicie Foodie November 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Thanks Anne and enjoy it.

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53 Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) December 5, 2012 at 7:50 PM

This curry looks so rich, flavorful, and delicious! I love creamy curries, and adding chickpeas on top of that must make it extra tasty. : )

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