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Spaghetti Squash Coconut Sevai



First of, thanks to all my Facebook friends who drooled and went gaga over this dish - that is my best motivation to keep trying new recipes and blogging them

I have worked with Spaghetti squash in the past, but once to bake it and one other time to make a halwa, all well before I started writing this blog. However, this unbelievable gem of a veggie went off my radar for a long time. This was one of the easiest recipe decisions to make in so far as keeping the preparation simple yet tasteful.
The trick is to allow the squash to shine and be the hero of the dish and not overpower it with too many spices. Add a tsp of coconut oil and  fresh grated coconut enhanced the taste of the squash and made for a delectable meal. Without further ado here goes
My sweet husband putting in the muscle to unstring the squash

And voila

Ingredients


  • 1 medium sized squash cut down the middle vertically and spaghetti unstrung from the sides and into a bowl
  • 1/2 cup of fresh frozen grated coconut thawed
  • 2 Tbsp roasted cashews
  • 2-3 finely chopped green chilies (ours were homegrown)
  • 1/tsp of mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • 1tsp of urad dal
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1tsp of coconut oil
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp juice of freshly squeezed lemon
  • Cilantro for garnish


Method

  1. Splutter mustards, urad and hing in the said amount of olive oil
  2. Add the chilies and allow them to cook for 30 secs 
  3. Add the squash noodles
  4. Add the the water and keep closed for about 3 minutes and allow it to cook until al-dente
  5. Open and allow the water to evaporate. 
  6. Add salt and coconut  and cashews and turn them in to the squash
  7. Once cooked, transfer to a serving dish squeeze the lemon and.garnish with cilantro and serve hot





Spaghetti Squash Coconut Sevai



First of, thanks to all my Facebook friends who drooled and went gaga over this dish - that is my best motivation to keep trying new recipes and blogging them

I have worked with Spaghetti squash in the past, but once to bake it and one other time to make a halwa, all well before I started writing this blog. However, this unbelievable gem of a veggie went off my radar for a long time. This was one of the easiest recipe decisions to make in so far as keeping the preparation simple yet tasteful.
The trick is to allow the squash to shine and be the hero of the dish and not overpower it with too many spices. Add a tsp of coconut oil and  fresh grated coconut enhanced the taste of the squash and made for a delectable meal. Without further ado here goes
My sweet husband putting in the muscle to unstring the squash

And voila

Ingredients


  • 1 medium sized squash cut down the middle vertically and spaghetti unstrung from the sides and into a bowl
  • 1/2 cup of fresh frozen grated coconut thawed
  • 2 Tbsp roasted cashews
  • 2-3 finely chopped green chilies (ours were homegrown)
  • 1/tsp of mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • 1tsp of urad dal
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1tsp of coconut oil
  • pinch of asafetida
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp juice of freshly squeezed lemon
  • Cilantro for garnish


Method

  1. Splutter mustards, urad and hing in the said amount of olive oil
  2. Add the chilies and allow them to cook for 30 secs 
  3. Add the squash noodles
  4. Add the the water and keep closed for about 3 minutes and allow it to cook until al-dente
  5. Open and allow the water to evaporate. 
  6. Add salt and coconut  and cashews and turn them in to the squash
  7. Once cooked, transfer to a serving dish squeeze the lemon and.garnish with cilantro and serve hot





21 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks so tasty.. new dish for me..

Archana Potdar said...

Hi Priya! Long time. I am drooling over your dish here. Do I get you right these are the strings that are in the squash?

Looks yum.

Beena.stephy said...

New to me . looks delicious

divya said...

wow nice presentation...looks so tasty

Mythreyi said...

This is amazing Priya, very well done, On my grocery trip next time, I am buying this wonder veggie!

Gita Jaishankar said...

What an innovative idea to use spaghetti squash, love the fact that this is such a healthy and low-carb dish too...bookmarked, looks good Priya :)

Vidhya Iyer said...

This is absolutely new to me and new way to use squash..

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Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious spaghetti sevai I will make it when I buy spaghetti squash next time.

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Hasna Hamza Layin said...

Wow..I kno nothing abt ths veg...luks so gud

Rajani said...

Such a unique way to use squash. What tool/implement did you use to 'noodle' the squash? Could not gather from the pics.

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Kalyani said...

been a long time since I visited you Priya ! how have you been my dear ? thats a cracker of a recipe :) I re-read the title thrice wanting to make sure I understood it correctly - thought it was a italian - south indian fusion, but what an awesome way to use squash... way to go, gal ! :) :)

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