We love a good Butternuet & Chickpea Curry and this deliciously simple, chef-curated recipe doesn't disappoint. Time to bust out the pots and pans!
Diced Butternut Squash
Brown Basmati Rice
Vegetable Stock Powder(ContainsCelery)
Green Bullet Chilli
North Indian Style Curry Powder
Light Coconut Milk
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Pop the diced squash onto a baking tray and sprinkle over half of the ground cumin, add a drizzle of oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat the squash well, then arrange in a single layer. Pop on the top shelf of the oven and cook for 25-30 mins, until tender and golden. Turn halfway through cooking.
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with a pinch of salt, for the rice. When boiling, stir in the brown rice and half the stock powder. Bring to the boil again and cook for 25 mins. TIP: Add more water if it starts to evaporate too much. When cooked, drain the rice thoroughly in a sieve and return to the saucepan, off the heat. Cover with a lid to keep warm.
While the rice cooks, halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces. Peel and grate the ginger. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all). Halve the chilli lengthways, deseed then finely chop. Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a sieve.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, cook until soft, stirring occasionally, 3-4 mins. Stir in the ginger, garlic, ground turmeric, North Indian style curry powder, remaining cumin and as much chilli as you dare. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the chickpeas to coat in the mixture, then add the coconut milk, water (see ingredients for amount) and remaining stock powder to the pan.
Bring the curry to the boil then reduce the heat and cover with a lid. Simmer until thick and creamy, stirring occasionally, 8-12 mins. When cooked, stir in the spinach one handful at a time and gently stir until wilted.
Once everything is ready, stir the roasted squash and half the coriander through the curry and season to taste with salt and pepper if needed. Stir the nigella seeds through the rice. Serve the rice and curry in bowls. Sprinkle over the remaining coriander. Enjoy!