Monday, May 30, 2011

CREAM OF WINTER SQUASH RECIPE. WINTER SQUASH CREAM DE LA CREAM RECIPE. SPICED CREAM OF SQUASH RECIPE



FOOD ART- SQUASH VARIETIES....image from Wikimedia Commons file photo
























 A SPECIAL GUEST POST BY MEHJABEEN  ARIF

CREAM OF SQUASH RECIPE .
MEHJABEEN- San Francisco, California.
Holding a degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics, I can promise to give my readers a whole new dimension on healthy cooking :)


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YELLOW WINTER SQUASH... image from Wikimedia Commons file
I am finally here posting my First Guest Blog.. I should say it feels nice.. After a long hunt for a squash family member.. I finally settled for yellow squash.. and working with this for the first time.
Well, decided to make a guilt free soup with no oil or any kind of fat.. Lately I have been trying to discover oil free foods.. and this wonderful bowl definitely tops the charts.. Its a whole meal by itself.

To be honest, I was slightly surprised by the amazing creamy soupy consistency it had finally.

Ingredients :

Yellow Squash - 2 no. (small)
Masoor Dhal - 50 gm
Potato - 1 no. (medium)
Onion - 1 no. (small)
Garlic - 3 pods
Chilli Powder - 1tsp
Coriander Powder - 1tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro Leaves - for garnishing
Salt / Pepper - to taste

CREAM OF SQUASH
Preparation:
Dice the vegetables and add in the pressure cooker.Rinse the Dhal and add them to the vegetables..
1. Now add the spice powders.. and pressure cook for 2 whistles or until soft..
2. Let it cook and blend it to a puree.. garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves..
3. Adjust salt / pepper to your taste.

Tips & Tricks
1. It tends to easily get burnt when pressure cooking, U might want to be careful.
2. One can add cream for richer results..

Many thanks to  Mehjabeen for the special recipe- url banner at side bar

25 comments:

  1. Healthy cooking for a healthy body! It's fat free so, good for everyone. Thank you for the recipe, Mehjabeen. :)

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  2. That sounds really yummy.

    Been away visiting my parents and had no real internet access except through my phone. I think I missed some of your posts. Have a nice Day!

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  3. Spicy and creamy..wow...this I'll have to try..

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  4. Yellow squash.. what a beautiful photo.

    All the colors on these fruits, veges..the flowers and the butterflies and the birds..

    Nature as is, so peaceful and pleasing to ones soul..

    Cheers
    KATRINA

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  5. it looks like delicious..i ll try to prepare..thanks for sharing this information...

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  7. i like squash, i guess i still learnt from my mom that eating squash can make a good vision, and yes i stil got a 20 20 vision...

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  8. I have made this but did not puree or blend as prefer the crunchy taste from ingredients.

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  9. This soup looks very creamy...hard to believe it is low in fat. Thanks for the recipe, I will let you know if I get to test it out. Have a nice day.

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  10. Yum! Anything low in fat is perfect for us. This is a beautiful looking soup and easy to make. I will definitely give this a try. Thank you for the guest post. I will check out your blog.

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  11. I will defenetely try this recipe, sounds delicious and the best thing is that is healthy :)






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  12. hi wan and mehjabeen, looks creamy alright.
    i have never heard of squash with dhall before.
    must try this.
    thanks for sharing.
    i jumpa bidn semalam/

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  15. Hi Everyone. Thanks for your wonderful comments.. It is so encouraging.. do let me know the results after trying.. I am so glad you guys liked it.. And many Thanks to Cooking-Varieties for giving me a chance to guest blog here..

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  16. A million thanks to a dear friend Mehjabeen Arif for your willingness to do this Guest Post for me.
    Such a delicious recipe. i will like to try this out myself too. All the best to you Mehjabeen..have a wonderful day ..

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  17. i love the idea of using a pressure cooker!! this looks delicious!

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  19. Hi wan, I missed a lot of recipes in your blog...I will spend time reading all of them. As of now, I am trying to find myself on my online ventures...hehe...God bless you friend and you for dropping in my place....:)

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  20. Yummy looking soup! Great post.

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  21. Hi, dear! Thanks for dropping a comment on my blog. Your blog is really fantastic! This soup is definitely healthy, with massor dal in it, which I love. I didn't try squash yet, but now, with your recipe in hand, I shall try it very soon!!

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  22. This looks lovely. I love squash so this is definitely a recipe to bookmark.

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