How to Make Butternut Squash Coconut Thoran

This recipe is really easy to make, traditionally it is a South Indian dish called a Mathanga Thoran it would serve very well on anyone's Thanksgiving table. So grab your squash and get cooking.

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How to Make Butternut Squash Coconut Thoran Recipe
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1
Peel and cube the butternut squash. Put it into a pot or kadhai.

Peel and cube the butternut squash. Put it into a pot or kadhai.

2
Add in 1/4 tsp turmeric.

Add in 1/4 tsp turmeric.

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3
Add in a bit of salt for starters.

Add in a bit of salt for starters.

4
Add in about 2 cups of water. Enough to cover the squash. Bring things to a boil.

Add in about 2 cups of water. Enough to cover the squash. Bring things to a boil.

5
 Boil the squash until it's tender. This should take about 15 minutes or so. Meanwhile chop the shallots and chilies.

Boil the squash until it's tender. This should take about 15 minutes or so. Meanwhile chop the shallots and chilies.

6
If you've got onion or chili goggles, use them.

If you've got onion or chili goggles, use them.

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Put the shallots, chilies and cumin seeds into a grinder.

Put the shallots, chilies and cumin seeds into a grinder.

8
Whirl everything into a paste.

Whirl everything into a paste.

9
Drain the cooked squash.

Drain the cooked squash.

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Place 1 Tbs of coconut oil in a hot skillet or kadhai. When the oil is hot, toss in the mustard seeds and urad dal.

Place 1 Tbs of coconut oil in a hot skillet or kadhai. When the oil is hot, toss in the mustard seeds and urad dal.

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 When the mustard seeds start top sputter, add in the curry leaves and dried red chili halves. stir it around for a couple of seconds then add in the shallot chili paste.

When the mustard seeds start top sputter, add in the curry leaves and dried red chili halves. stir it around for a couple of seconds then add in the shallot chili paste.

12
Let it cook and sizzle, stirring it around, then adding the dried or fresh coconut.

Let it cook and sizzle, stirring it around, then adding the dried or fresh coconut.

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Cook it for another few minutes. Add in the cooked squash/pumpkin pieces.

Cook it for another few minutes. Add in the cooked squash/pumpkin pieces.

14
Mix everything together well. Check the dish for salt. If it needs more, add some. When you're ready serve it up!

Mix everything together well. Check the dish for salt. If it needs more, add some. When you're ready serve it up!

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