Indian Twist on Roasted Butternut Squash

butternut squash
Having Indian friends over for Thanksgiving? Going to an Indian family’s home for a holiday dinner?
An Indian Thanksgiving dinner might look a little different. Along with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce will also be some Indian food favorites.
Indians love their own food.
I don’t remember a Thanksgiving growing up that didn’t include a full spread of Indian traditional dishes also. And I loved every last bite of it all.
For my own family, instead of making two different spreads I’m blending traditional Thanksgiving dishes and giving them an Indian twist. If you’re looking to make your Indian guests feel extra special or want to warm up on a cold Winter day, try this Indian twist on the classic roasted butternut squash.
This was the perfect snack to warm up to during our first snow of the season!

handi foil pans
Handi-foil knows me well! The sweet folks at handi-foil sent me a variety of  baking pans to help me out with all my holiday cooking. It was like I just got an extra helping hand in the kitchen!

butternut squash
There is plenty of pre-cut butternut squash in the produce section at the grocery store, but I wanted a much smaller dice then what was available. So, I decided to do it myself. Peel it well. Butternut squash has a very thick skin.

butternut squash recipes
Add olive oil, spices, salt, pepper and chickpeas. Easy toss and clean-up after!  Roast in oven for 1 hour, turning once.

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpeas from


Indian Twist on Roasted Butternut Squash


  • 1 butternut squash (around 3 lbs.), diced
  • 1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans/chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon pre-made curry spice blend (or just garam masala, coriander powder and chili powder)
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. Mix the butternut squash, chickpeas, olive oil and spices and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread on a large baking sheet or pan and roast for 1 hour until it is golden brown.
  4. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro sprinkled on top.

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    I need to try this – it sounds delicious!

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    yum! minus the chickpeas. not a fan

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