Butternut Squash Dry-Fry

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Meat Free Mowgli

By Nisha Katona

Published 2022

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The simplest of preparations, this squash dry-fry makes a perfect side dish to any of my curries, or can form part of a selection of small sharing dishes for an Indian feast.


  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 small butte


  1. Heat the oil in a wide-based pan that has a lid over a medium heat. When hot, add the mustard seeds and let them sizzle until fragrant, then add the chopped squash. Stir to coat in the oil, before adding the salt, chilli powder and turmeric. Cover and cook for 10–12 minutes, or until the squash is cooked through.
  2. Add the lemon juice and taste for seasoning befo