Originally posted on SimplyRecipes
- 1 2-lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded, diced into 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch cubes, yielding about 6 cups of cubed squash (see how to cut and peel a butternut squash) – Can also use acorn, delicata, blue hubbard or any of your favorite squash.
- Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons yellow curry powder
- 1 teaspoon whole mustard seeds (if you substitute ground mustard, only use 1/4 teaspoon)
- A dash of ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sour cream (can substitute plain yogurt)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (can substitute parsley)
Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large, thick-bottomed stock pot on medium heat. Add a dab of butter to the olive oil. Working in two batches so as not to crowd the pan, add the cubed butternut squash to the pan. Toss to coat all sides with oil. Sprinkle a little salt over the squash. Then spread out in an even layer and let cook, stirring only occasionally, so that the edges and sides get lightly browned. You may need to adjust the heat up to ensure browning, or down to prevent burning or drying out. Add more oil and butter for the additional batches. Remove from pan and set aside.