Roasted Butternut Squash with Golden Coconut Cream & Tomato Achaar

April 13, 2022

This is a recipe adaptation from one of Chitra at Brooklyn Delhi's favorite cookbook authors, Asha Gomez (I Cook in Color: Bright Flavors from My Kitchen and around the World and My Two Souths). Asha once posted this stunning dish on Instagram and Chitra instantly knew she had to try it for herself. Now, it's a staple in her repertoire of go-to recipes. Chitra's shortcut is to take Brooklyn Delhi Golden Coconut Curry and heat it up with a touch of coconut cream to fill the roasted butternut squash with and then top it all off with a healthy dollop of Brooklyn Delhi Tomato Achaar.



4 small Local Roots butternut squash

4 Tbsps. Local Roots unsalted butter


Coarsely ground black pepper

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves


1 jar Brooklyn Delhi Golden Coconut Curry Simmer Sauce

½ cup coconut cream

Brooklyn Delhi Tomato Achaar



1. To roast butternut squash, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut butternut squash in half and remove the seeds and stringy parts.

2. Score the flesh side of the squashes horizontally and vertically. Place the squash halves on the sheet pan, skin side down. Rub each half with 1 ½ teaspoons butter. Drizzle honey evenly all over the squashes and season them with black pepper, salt and thyme leaves. Place the sheet pan in the oven and roast for about 45-55 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.

3. In the meantime, pour 1 jar of Golden Coconut Curry Simmer Sauce in a pan. Heat and reduce the sauce until it thickens up a bit. Stir in coconut cream and salt to taste. Heat to serving temperature.

4. To serve, place a butternut squash half on a plate and spoon Golden Coconut Cream over the squash. Top with Tomato Achaar for heat and a little more coconut cream.


Recipe by Asha Gomez, adapted by Chitra Agrawal at Brooklyn Delhi / @ashagomez, @chitra

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