Monday, 27 February 2012

Stir-fried Butternut Squash and Sweet potato with dried chilli

 Random Recipes is one year old. It is easily one of my favourite blogger challenge, mainly for the torturous buzz every month of what god awful monstrosity of a recipe I get stuck with to cook and attempt to eat. Fortunately I've never had a really bad recipe, apart from that infernal squid. I have however had many pleasant surprises along the way. For this months challenge we had to go back to the first book we chose our recipes from and pick again. Last time, I picked Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape and got quite a nice recipe for a chicken and papaya curry so I was quite looking forward to seeing what I landed on this month.

This month I landed in the vegetarian section and got a rather simple but very tasty sounding dish that the book stated was suitable as part of a main meal, so with it being a vegetarian meal and out of the vegetarian section I decided to have it with the most juiciest and the biggest piece of sirloin steak I could find in my freezer...

Stir-fried Butternut Squash and Sweet potato with dried chilli
half a butternut squash
half a sweet potato
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp onion seeds
2 garlic cloves
3-4 dried chillis
salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Peel the squash and spud and chop into little 1 cm cubes.
Boil for a few minutes in salted water until slightly soft, drain well.
Heat the oil in a pan and toasted the two types of seeds gently for 30 seconds.
Add the garlic and fry gently.
Tip in the chillis
Add the squash and spud and fry until they are very tender and slightly crispy

Serve hot and enjoy

Sweet, hot and spicy. a very tasty side dish that would go quite well with a lot of dishes. The recipe stated to use squash but recommended trying sweet potato, yams and pumpkin. I would advise going easy on the chillis, I used three and it was very fiery so adjust to your own personal taste


  1. I know I should be singing the praises of the lovely stir-fried butternut squash but that steak... wowzer!!!... it all looks very lovely... haven't had butternut squash in a while but this looks very tempting, so I may just give it a go... thank you so much for taking part and sticking with me for the past year, it is very greatly appreciated x

  2. Two of my favourite things squash and sweet potato all the lovely sweet yummy carbohydrate...perfect comfort food.

  3. Stir fried butternut squash and sweet potato - now I am interested.

  4. Definitely going to try this now - sweet potatoes are so popular here and they come in a few different colours too, that could look really nice I think. Provided, of course, that it's served next to a whopper of a steak! I think these flavours would work nicely in a soup as well. Bar the steak. Possibly.

  5. Next time we get a squash in our veg box, I'll give this a go - yum!

  6. Great this! Next time, I will create this for my kids. They will surely like this because they really love eating squash.

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