Spicy butternut squash mash with lentils recipe

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10 min


40 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 270 kCal 14%
Fat 8g 11%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%

Spice up your dish by trying this flavoursome butternut squash recipe. Add red lentils, chillis and cumin seeds to make this tasty dhal mash


  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2.5cm piece of ginger
  • 2tbsps vegetable oil
  • 2tsps cumin seeds
  • Pinch of dried chillies
  • 2tbsps Achari curry paste (or any curry paste/powder)
  • 350g peeled and thinly sliced butternut squash
  • 200g rinsed red lentils
  • 300ml hot vegetable stock or water


  • Peel and slice the onion and garlic clove and coarsely grate the ginger.

  • Warm a large pan, add the vegetable oil, the onion, garlic and ginger, cumin seeds and dried chillies. Fry for 5 mins until browning.

  • Remove about a third of the mixture from the pan and set aside. Add the curry paste and cook for 1 min, then add the sliced butternut squash and red lentils.

  • Pour in the hot vegetable stock or water. Simmer, covered, for 30 mins, adding more water if necessary, then mash in the pan.

  • Spoon the rest of the spicy onions on top and serve.

Top tip for making Spicy butternut squash mash with lentils

Not a fan of butternut squash? Why not use sweet potato instead? Just cook it the same way you would regular potatoes.

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