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Butternut Squash and Couscous Patties

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  • Author: Soni Sinha
  • Total Time: 35 mins


Indian spices and smoky char marks offset the sweetest of the squash in these fun party appetizers.


  • Peeled and Cubed Butternut Squash-1 lb
  • Couscous-1/2 cup
  • Water-1 cup
  • Fresh Ginger crushed-1 tbsp
  • Ground Cumin-1 tbsp
  • Ground Coriander-1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala-1 tbsp
  • Fresh Coriander chopped-1 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil- to pan fry
  • Chat Masala-to sprinkle


  1. Boil the cubed Butternut Squash in some water for about 10-15 until all cooked. Mash it and keep aside.
  2. Bring a cup of water to a boil and add the couscous. Mix well, cover with a lid and switch off the heat.Let it sit for about two minutes.Fluff it with a fork.
  3. Mix a cup of cooked couscous into the squash along with the ginger,all the spices and coriander.
  4. Add salt.
  5. Take a small portion in your hands to make round disks.
  6. Heat about 2 tbsp of oil in a non stick pan and swirl the oil all over.Place the patties in a single layer.
  7. Keep the heat on medium and let it develop a golden color on one side before flipping and repeat the process for the other side too.
  8. Arrange in a tray along with some salad. Sprinkle chat masala all over. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Appetizer
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