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Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed W/spicy Biryani (Veg/vegan)

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $4.09 One serving costs about $4.09

$4.09 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,vegan,gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan side dish Indian,Asian
spoonacular Score:82%

Spoonacular Score: 82%

 

Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with spicy Biryani (Veg/vegan) is a side dish that serves 4. For $4.09 per serving, this recipe covers 36% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains roughly 15g of protein, 13g of fat, and a total of 514 calories. 2 people have made this recipe and would make it again. Head to the store and pick up onion, garam masala, cilantro, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan diet. It is a rather expensive recipe for fans of Indian food. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 92%, which is outstanding. Similar recipes are Spicy Stuffed Acorn Squash, Spicy Cod Fillet with Coconut-Squash Sauce Over Roasted Acorn Squash, and Stuffed Acorn Squash (Vegan).

Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Chenin Blanc are great choices for Asian. The best wine for Asian food depends on the cuisine and dish - of course - but these acidic whites pair with a number of traditional meals, spicy or not. One wine you could try is Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling. It has 4.6 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 11 dollars.

Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling

"...a surprisingly complex and outstanding value in nearly-dry Riesling... Lemon, green apple, wet stone, and lightly floral aromas are followed by a crisp, slate-saturated palate and a finish of juicy citrus and apple, nut oils, mineral salts, and wet stone..."-Wine Advocate"This wine has to be one of the best deals in Mosel Riesling. Ernst Loosen's 'introductory' Riesling is marked by flavors of fresh peach and apricot, balanced by a fair amount of refreshing acidity. A great aperitif."- Food & Wine Magazine

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
4  acorn squashes
acorn squashes
0.5 cup
0.5 cup basmati rice soaked in water
basmati rice soaked in water
1 cup
1 cup water
water
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps garam masala
garam masala
1 medium
1 medium red diced onion
red diced onion
4 small
4 small sweet diced peppers
sweet diced peppers
1 handful
1 handful cashew nuts- a bit
cashew nuts- a bit
1 handful
1 handful cashew nuts- a bit
cashew nuts- a bit
some
some saffron
saffron
1 handful
1 handful cilantro
cilantro
1 handful
1 handful cilantro
cilantro
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps biryani paste- recipe below
biryani paste- recipe below
1 medium
1 medium onion
onion
some
some salt
salt
some
some black coarse pepper
black coarse pepper
some
some pam original flavor
pam original flavor
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
vegetable oil
1 medium
1 medium white diced onion
white diced onion
1
1  diced beefsteak tomato
diced beefsteak tomato
4 cloves
4 cloves garlic
garlic
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps ginger
ginger
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp chili powder
chili powder
1 handful
1 handful cilantro
cilantro
1 handful
1 handful cilantro
cilantro
5 Tbsps
5 Tbsps hefty biryani paste
hefty biryani paste
0.5 Tbsps
0.5 Tbsps vegetable oil
vegetable oil
4  acorn squashes
4
acorn squashes
0.5 cup basmati rice soaked in water
0.5 cup
basmati rice soaked in water
1 cup water
1 cup
water
3 Tbsps garam masala
3 Tbsps
garam masala
1 medium red diced onion
1 medium
red diced onion
4 small sweet diced peppers
4 small
sweet diced peppers
1 handful cashew nuts- a bit
1 handful
cashew nuts- a bit
1 handful cashew nuts- a bit
1 handful
cashew nuts- a bit
some saffron
some
saffron
1 handful cilantro
1 handful
cilantro
1 handful cilantro
1 handful
cilantro
4 Tbsps biryani paste- recipe below
4 Tbsps
biryani paste- recipe below
1 medium onion
1 medium
onion
some salt
some
salt
some black coarse pepper
some
black coarse pepper
some pam original flavor
some
pam original flavor
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 medium white diced onion
1 medium
white diced onion
1  diced beefsteak tomato
1
diced beefsteak tomato
4 cloves garlic
4 cloves
garlic
2 Tbsps ginger
2 Tbsps
ginger
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1 handful cilantro
1 handful
cilantro
1 handful cilantro
1 handful
cilantro
5 Tbsps hefty biryani paste
5 Tbsps
hefty biryani paste
0.5 Tbsps vegetable oil
0.5 Tbsps
vegetable oil

Equipment

food processor
food processor
baking sheet
baking sheet
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
food processor
food processor
baking sheet
baking sheet
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet place the squash halves, spray with PAM and sprinkle with 1-2 tbsp garam masala. Place in the oven and BROIL till tender and charred- about 10-15 minutes. While the squashes are roasting, in a large skillet, spray with PAM and add vegetable oil and set over medium heat. Add the cashews and saute until fragrant and slightly darkened. Add onions and peppers, sprinkle with black pepper and saute until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Once the onions and peppers are soft, but now brown, add the soaked basmati rice (make sure not to get any water in it!). Saute for 5-7 minutes. You want to toast the the rice. Remove the squash from the oven and cool for a few minutes before handling. Score the squash into small cubes, WITHOUT cutting through the skin. Scoop the cubes out into a bowl and set aside. Keep the shell aside, DONT throw out! Once the rice is toasted add 1 cup of water, pinch of saffron, cover and cook on medium-low heat, about 15 minutes. You want the rice to be cooked thru, not mushy so dont mix it around too much! Once the rice is cooked, add the cubed squash, tossing gently (you dont want the squash to break and mush around the rice). Add the Biryani paste and toss to coat. Mix in 3/4 of the chopped cilantro. Taste for salt and biryani flavor- it should be strong, spicy and aromatic. In a small skillet, spray with PAM and set over medium-high heat. Add onion slices, and saute without breaking up the circles. Cook until brown-ish about 4-5 minutes. Set aside. Fill each squash bowl with rice, just coming over the top. Top each one with an onion round and sprinkle with remaining chopped cilantro. Serve with yogurt or raita. Biryani paste: In a medium skillet, spray with pam, add oil and set over medium-high flame. Add onions and tomatoes, saute until golden-brown about 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chili powder and cilantro. Saute until vegetables are soft and fragrant about 4-5 minutes. Add the biryani paste and mix well, making sure all the veggies are coated. Remove from the heat and let cool (10-15 minutes). In a grinder/food processor, add the biryani mixture and grind until smooth (slightly chunky is ok). Store in an air tight container. Can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, or in the freezer- for a while!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.28
Ingredient
4 acorn squashes
½ cups basmati rice soaked in water
3 tablespoons garam masala
1 medium red diced onion
4 smalls sweet diced peppers
1 handful cashew nuts- a bit
1 handful cashew nuts- a bit
some saffron
1 handful cilantro
1 handful cilantro
4 tablespoons biryani paste- recipe below
1 medium onion
some black coarse pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium white diced onion
1 diced beefsteak tomato
4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons ginger
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 handful cilantro
1 handful cilantro
5 tablespoons hefty biryani paste
½ tablespoons vegetable oil
Price
$3.79
$0.69
$1.89
$0.37
$0.91
$0.54
$0.54
$0.64
$0.13
$0.13
$1.82
$0.24
$0.01
$0.05
$0.24
$1.88
$0.27
$0.08
$0.34
$0.13
$0.13
$2.28
$0.03
$17.14

Nutritional Information

Quickview
556 Calories
16g Protein
15g Total Fat
97g Carbs
45% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
556k
28%

Fat
15g
24%

  Saturated Fat
2g
17%

Carbohydrates
97g
32%

  Sugar
11g
12%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
1688mg
73%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
33%

Vitamin C
127mg
155%

Manganese
2mg
112%

Vitamin A
3467IU
69%

Potassium
2257mg
65%

Vitamin B6
1mg
64%

Magnesium
240mg
60%

Fiber
14g
59%

Vitamin B1
0.85mg
57%

Copper
1mg
51%

Vitamin K
52µg
50%

Phosphorus
407mg
41%

Iron
6mg
36%

Folate
126µg
32%

Vitamin B3
5mg
26%

Vitamin B5
2mg
25%

Calcium
229mg
23%

Zinc
3mg
21%

Selenium
12µg
18%

Vitamin E
2mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.24mg
14%

covered percent of daily need

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