Butternut squash stir fry

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Easy to make butternut squash palya goes well as a side dish for rasam rice, or with rotti, chapathi as well.
Butternut squash is a type of winter squash with orange skin and a bright orange interior.
The taste of butternut squash is fairly mild, and a little bit nutty
Butternut squash is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, fiber….

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Butternut squash stir fry

PLease watch the above video for detailed video instructions.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 people


  • 1 small Butternut squash
  • Or around 3 cups of cut squash
  • 1 or 2 spoons of water
  • ¼ cup fresh grated coconut
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • leaves Generous amount of Finely chopped coriander

For seasoning:

  • 3 tsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1.5 tsp urad dal
  • 2 to 4 finely chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp salt or salt to taste


  • Wash, peel the skin, scoop the seeds out
  • and cut as shown here
  • You can use mandolin slicer as well to cut the squash

For making playa:

  • Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan on medium heat Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, after it sputters add Dals . Fry it until the dals turn golden brown
  • Add chopped green chilies, fry it for a few seconds, then add curry leaves, chopped squash, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Mix it well, sprinkle 1 or 2 spoons of water,
  • mix it and cover it. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat
  • After 3 to 4 minutes, check the palya.
  • Check whether the squash is cooked, if not cover it and cook. sprinkle more water if needed.
  • Once the squash is well cooked, coconut, mix it well and turn off the heat
  • add chopped coriander leaves and mix it well and turn off the heat
  • Palya is ready to serve.