Thursday, April 21, 2011

HOW TO COOK WINTER SQUASH ? WINTER TURBAN SQUASH RECIPE

HOW TO COOK WINTER SQUASH  FRUIT? TURBAN SQUASH RECIPE
In this post, I don’t have a recipe to share with you. I will write one in my next post.
Recently, I came across this unique fruit in Wikipedia, which is called TURBAN SQUASH. It is a member of the squash variety, and being a squash, it is thus not far from the pumpkin and zucchini family too.


We don’t have turban squash in Malaysia and personally I haven’t seen one in the supermarkets either, though there are some other imported varieties.

I find this squash to be so beautifully crafted, colored and perhaps deliciously flavored too…yum yum :) I thought I must share this beauty with my friends and call upon any of you who knows how to cook “turban squash” to please do guest post recipe for me.
 For that, I will have back links with your blog and will give a special mention about you, your blog and your URL in the post. I don’t like to have too many back links, so I am very choosy on this- in my books, you are very lucky if selected. Excessive back links will drown your URL

Please let me know in my comment box on your interest to participate or suggestions on how to cook this exotic fruit. You can also email your recipe right away by using my email form at “CONTACT”, on the above Tab menu. Of course, I will need some photos too. Just can’t wait to get your respond on this. Would be so much fun getting a variety of recipes from all of you. I will select  5  recipes to be published.
The health benefits of winter squashes
Turban squash is categorized as a winter squash and can be harvested whenever the fruits have turned a deep, solid color and the skin is hard. Most of the crop is harvested before heavy frosts hit the planting area

Winter squash is a low-calorie and a good source of complex vegetable carbohydrates

It is an excellent source of vitamin A, a great source of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber and manganese, and a good source of folate, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin B1 (thiamin), copper, tryptophan, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B3 (niacin) and vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).

It is also a source of niacin, iron and beta carotene. Usually, the darker the skin is, the higher the beta carotene content

39 comments:

  1. Honestly, have not heard of this Maznah until I show your post. Maybe when am free, will google and see how its done.

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  2. If I'm not wrong this is exactly like winter squash right. We love this one, I used to make normal curries or dhals using this. I have also made muffins using this which tasted absolutely delicious. You can make use of this just like other squash or pumpkin. Hope this helps for you :)

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  3. Hi Maznah,
    thanks for your comments and letting me know about my comment box. Have seen the same problem with other blogs too, just don't know why.

    Have change it to the drop-down comment box. Am happy to post my recipes on my blog but can you please send me a message on my email on how can I do this?

    Just to let know know also - all my recipes are halal as we don't cook pork at home for religious purpose although I do have it outside once a while.

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  4. Thank you for your quick response. I would be more than glad to do the guest post, but I don't live in Germany any more. We moved to India a month ago. I have recipes using squash but not the picture of squash, let me know what you think regarding this.
    BTW I'm glad to follow your lovely blog :)

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  5. Might make a good "Serawa"...replacing the banana..

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  6. in my country INDIA i have not seen this TURBAN SQUASH, but pumpkin is available in plenty. we cook them with other vegetables. we eat them boiled or saute them slightly in oil to serve with dal and rice.

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  7. Delizioso, mi piace molto! Grazie per la visita, ciao!

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  8. Thank you so much for your kind comments and inviting me back to ur blog.. I am so surprised and overwhelmingly honored to be invited as a guest host.. I would love too ! I have dealt with squash family, but this variety is so new to me.. I might have to google about this more.. :)
    So happy to follow u :)

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  9. Hi Maznah.
    Never seen this before in my life. Sorry.., cannot help you with this. I am from Malaysia too by the way.

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  10. Same- I'm sorry I cannot help but I've never seen or heard of this. (From the US)

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  11. This is really exotic, it looks like pumpkin though....never seen this one in India.. I will keeep looking in the markets and if I come across it somewhere, I will give it a try.

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  12. hI, Me too. Never seen thing so far. I will search more picture of this. There are any vegetables or fruits in our province that have no name. I will post soon after I can determine what we call it here in the Philippines.

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  13. Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog and directing me to yours...Turban Squash? will have to ask my produce store if they even have it..as I never heard of it...I usually eat winter squash and most of my vegetables end up in a vegetable soup or stew...but you have peaked my interest, will definitely look into it.....I have a few Turkish friends that I will definitely ask about it...bet they have recipes....will get back to you.

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  14. Hi Maznah, first time that I see something like this! Would love to help you out with a guest post but I will first have to find it :) I only know the normal winter squash and that we eat with sugar and butter. It is quite delicious :)

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  15. Thank you so much for stopping by. Followed your blog. We lived in Singapore for 9 years. I am so surprised how you found turban squash in Malaysia as I used to shop Johur to get fresh veggies. I have not seen it there. Please don't waste it. I think it is hard to cut it. You can make soup.

    Here is my recipe of how to make soup. You can omit seeds.
    http://rajikitchen.blogspot.com/2009/02/ingredients-1-tablespoon-canola-oil-1.html

    You can email me at rajee@momsfocusonline.com and let me know how you like it. I can put your link in my recipe blog.

    Rajee from Mom's Focus
    http://momsfocusonline.com

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  16. I will be happy to contribute as soon as I complete a nice cartoon "recipe" for you. Thanks.

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  17. I'd love to help but the only way I know to cook squash is to bake it in the oven, and I've never seen this squash before! I look forward to reading some recipes though for it.

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  18. If it is very like pumpkin, maybe can try making like the dessert I loved, when I visit Thailand.

    They dig the flesh out leaving 1cm whole with its skins intact.

    Then they prepare some kind of pumpkin/jelly/caremel mixture and pour these inside this fruit.

    I have not seen this done in Malaysia though!

    Cheers

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  19. Thank you for stopping by! I really do appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment...I read each and everyone of them. I hope your day is a good one and that you will come back again soon. Take care. Nelson Souzza :)

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  20. Thanks for following me at Cheapskate4Life! I'm now following your blog too!

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  21. Hi, thank you for the follow, and thank you for taking time to leave a comment. I'm stopping by to return the follow.

    I hope that you have a wonderful Easter!

    Cindy

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  22. Thank you for inviting me and I thought I had to make a recipe at the beginning. I have no talent for this art.
    I'm glad I can do something else and I'm honored to be part of this project.
    Thank you very much for inviting me.
    Cheers

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  23. looks delicious, what more it seems, certainly delicious

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  24. I liked foods and reading the recipes...great yummy!

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  25. I have an award for you. It's at the last post I wrote.
    Hope you like it.
    Ana

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  26. What a beautiful fruit, it comes in those colours?Shaped like a pumpkin too?

    I hv always been fascinated wth pumpkins. To imagine the world's largest pumpkin wth a record of 1810pounds!

    Wonder how this fruit/(vege?) taste like!

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  27. Thank you sooooo much for your kind visit (s). For those who will do guest post, my million thanks to you all too. Looking forward. Thank s so much Ana Luisa for the special award ,to only 6 of us . I will be more than happy to visit your blogs ,my great blogger friends- Nava-k, umm Mymoonah, Alfandi, fantacy and practicality, Mehjabeen, Lunaticg, Carlie, Shobha, Speedy and Klaat, Beader Bubbe, Nelieta, Rajee, Cindy Paul, Carol -Facing 50, Where2, Nelson Souza, Emma B, Purple Froggie Clay(Cindy), Ana Luisa, Sugeng prajittno, FX Fernan, The Southern Fried Bride and woman724. Also my special thanks to Sar@said with her comment in french...cool

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  28. hi wan, surprise when woman 724 said the biggest pumpkin weighs 1810 lbs- i guess that's about 725 kg of pumpkin, amazing!! if bake into pies from this, how many pieces can i get eh?..enuf to party lol..i will do a nusantara pumpkin dessert for you.

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  29. hi all. i just got an email from sardonic salad a cartoonist blog, who will be doing guest post- extract email here> I have read your comment, and we would love to do a winter squash cartoon for you!
    Do you have anything specific you would like to see in the cartoon, or would you just like us to see what we can come up with? We have a few ideas already, so I should be able to send you something later this week, if that would work for you.
    Regards,
    Chad

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  30. hi all , got another emai from ayeesha who will also do guest post, here > At the moment I'm in my mum's place, I haven't got the camera, so not sure about the squash picture and I think it's not possible to find squash in India. I have got the picture of my recipe and the link. Please check it out, if you are still interested, I'm very much glad to do the post. This time I promise that I'll reply you as quickly as possible :)

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  31. Balqis too has email me her poem on turban fruit. i am so happy for that, so i put a note here, cos she just confirmed acceptance. great !

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  32. Nice. Never seen this kind of pumpkin before...

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