Ambercup squash is not only a great accompaniment for pasta as shown in my last recipe post, but it also goes amazingly well with quinoa as you'll see in this recipe.
In my opinion, squashes and carrots are good friends, so I paired them to make a creamy, spicy curry full of flavors. Once you mix in the quinoa, you'll get a satiating, full-fledged meal that will enchant your taste buds and make your belly happy. To top it off, the dish is sprinkled with cilantro for that extra green freshness.If you can't find an ambercup squash, just swap it for a butternut squash. In case you're using the latter, just make sure to peel the squash before using it (this step is not necessary for an ambercup squash).
Ambercup Squash Curry with Carrots and Quinoa
For the Quinoa
- 350 g quinoa I had tri-color quinoa, but any type is good
- 750 ml vegetable broth
For the Curry
- 1 mid-size ambercup squash
- 500 g carrots
- 1 red onion
- 4 tablespoons rapeseed oil or coconut oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 25 g ginger one finger-sized knob
- 5 teaspoons hot curry powder
- 1 teaspoons ground fenugreek
- 400 ml coconut milk 1 can
- 1 red chili chopped finely
- 3 teaspoons of salt
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- Rinse the quinoa under hot water in very fine sieve. Cook the quinoa with the vegetable broth for 15-20 minutes, until the quinoa has absorbed all the broth.
- For the curry, wash the ambercup squash, cut off the ends and discard them. Cut the squash into half, remove the seeds, and cut the squash halves into bite size pieces.
- Peel the carrots and chop them coarsely.
- Peel the onion, garlic and ginger, and chop them finely (especially the latter two). Fry 4 tablespoons of oil until translucent, then add the garlic, the ginger, the curry powder and the fenugreek. Cook until everything smells good.
- Add coconut milk, squash pieces, carrot pieces, chili, and salt, and cook on medium heat until the squash and the carrots are soft. Once done, add the lemon juice and taste test. Adjust with more salt if needed.
- Mix the quinoa gently with the curry.
- Wash the cilantro, chop it coarsely, and sprinkle it on top before serving.