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Butternut squash stir fry

Butternut squash stir fry recipe | Butternut squash dry curry recipe | Vegan and gluten free side dish | palya recipes | No onion No garlic recipe
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.
Servings 1 to 2 people
Prep Time 5+ minutes
Cook Time 5 to 6 minutes


  1. Wash, peel the skin, scoop the seeds out
  2. and cut as shown here
  3. You can use mandolin slicer as well to cut the squash
For making playa:
  1. 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
  2. Add chopped green chilies, fry it for a few seconds, then add curry leaves, chopped squash, turmeric powder and salt.
  3. Mix it well, sprinkle 1 or 2 spoons of water,
  4. mix it and cover it. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat
  5. After 3 to 4 minutes, check the palya.
  6. Check whether the squash is cooked, if not cover it and cook. sprinkle more water if needed.
  7. Once the squash is well cooked, coconut, mix it well and turn off the heat
  8. add chopped coriander leaves and mix it well and turn off the heat
  9. Palya is ready to serve.
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