Spicy Curry Butternut Squash Hummus and Aloo Matar

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on November 22, 2011

I don’t know about  you, but I’m cold. My fingers haven’t been a normal temperature since September.

Yesterday, I decided I was going to be a tough Canadian girl and head outside for a run just after sunrise, despite the fact that it was only about –4C. If you know me, you may know that I don’t do cold very well. Despite being born in New Brunswick and enduring many crazy Winters, I just hate the cold.

I left the house with 3/4 length pants, a light zip-up mesh jacket from Costco (you know the ones with all the air vents), a baseball cap, and running gloves. I figured I would be a bit cold to start off and then I’d warm up. No problem, right?

Well, it turns out I’m not so tough…and I was dressed like a fool! A jacket with mesh air vents all over it? What was I thinking? I didn’t even make it half way down my street before feeling like my body would break off like an ice chunk if I took one more step. I stopped in my tracks and flew like a bat out of hell all the way home! All I remember is thinking that I was dying. So much for tough…

I knew if I turned back there would be a strong possibility that I may not make it back outside again, but I gave myself a little pep talk and took just a couple minutes to put on some warmer clothes. I threw on a light Nike jacket and a headband around my ears and I was off once again! Half the battle is showing up. Granted, I was still wearing 3/4 length pants, but you win some you lose some.

After about 5 minutes of warming up, I ended up having a wonderful 4-mile run. The sun came out and the cold didn’t bother me much now that I was dressed properly. I returned with rosy cheeks and a new outlook on the day before me.

Moral of the story: Dress for success.

…and eat really spicy Indian food which is what we’ve been doing a lot lately!


I’ve turned Eric into a real curry fan, despite his claims that he doesn’t like spicy food. Well, I’m not buying it anymore!

Last week, we found ourselves eating at the Whole Foods food bar like we often do when we’re in Mississauga. I tried a dish called Aloo Matar (which I read is a classic Punjabi dish). With a base of potatoes and green peas sautéed with Indian spices, it’s the perfect comforting, stick-to-your-ribs, warm-me-up meal. I knew I had to try to make this at home.

You can see the dish in the photo just below the sign! It sure isn’t a pretty dish, but it’s amazing regardless.


My first attempt was pretty good, although I would like to compare them side by side! I used this All Recipes Aloo Matar recipe and adapted it to what I had in my pantry. I didn’t have ginger garlic paste, so I used fresh garlic and ginger and then changed a bunch of other things.

Aloo Matar (attempt 1)

  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lb potatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch chili pepper and paprika


It turned out really good, but I kept feeling like something was missing. Maybe it was the garlic ginger paste or fenugreek leaves? If anyone has a kick-butt authentic Aloo matar recipe, please let me know!


I made my Butternut Squash Mac N Cheeze again last week (obsessed) and had some roasted butternut squash to use up, so I thought it would be fun to make a curry-flavoured hummus. I added a cup of roasted squash, tweaked my favourite hummus recipe, and then added spices to taste. It paired wonderfully with the Aloo Matar and it was fun to dip the pita bread in and mix it all together.



Spicy Curry Butternut Squash Hummus

You control how spicy you want this hummus! The butternut squash adds a light sweetness which is nicely contrasted by the curry powder, tahini, and cumin. Serve with a warm pita and your favourite Indian dish.

Yield: 2 cups


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cooked butternut squash
  • One 15-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2-3 tsp good-quality curry powder, to taste


1. With the processor running, drop in two garlic cloves to mince. Scrape down side of bowl, and add in the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth. Adjust curry spices to taste and add more water if necessary to attain your desired consistency. Garnish with garam masala and a bit of olive oil if desired. Serve with pita bread, crackers, tortilla wraps, vegetables, etc.



At first, I wasn’t sure if I was crazy over this hummus, but it really grew on me after a few tastes. I don’t think the batch lasted longer than 2 days!

We’re definitely feeling warmer over here, but more spicy food will be needed soon…

and maybe a Snuggie or two.

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Cat @Breakfast to Bed November 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

this is my FAVORITE INDIAN RECIPE OF ALL TIME. This is why i am obsessed with/stalk your blog. You rock my life, Angela. You really do. Who says the best thing to come from Canada is hockey fights and Alex Trebek!! (jk, my bff is Canadian-though she prefers to be referred to as a Quebec Native)


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 22, 2011 at 9:43 am

Yum! I love Indian food! This looks great! Hahah I am not tough when it comes to cold either….!


Hannah November 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

Oh my I LOVE curry! This sounds so different from most of your recipes. You could put any root vegetable in hummus, probably! Hmmm sweet potato hummus would be really good, too.


Carolyn @ HealthKitten.com November 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

Ooo…I’m going to have to try this one! Love spicy food in the winter!

Also, you’re nuts for dressing so light for your run! ;) I’m running in the local 5k “Turkey Trot” Thanksgiving morning and the temps are supposed to get into the 50’s!! YAY! A nice change over last year’s -10F!!

You should try having naan bread instead of pita…I love love love garlic naan bread fresh out of the oven! *drool*


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

You read my mind…I’ve been thinking about making a vegan naan bread for a while now!


Michaela November 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Please do! I made Naan over thanksgiving (adapted from an allrecipes recipe), and it was good…but not great! I’d love to have one of your recipes for it.


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat November 22, 2011 at 9:50 am

I think I’d like the hummus even without the curry.


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 22, 2011 at 9:51 am

I did the opposite on my run this weekend – it was dreary looking outside and I assumed that meant cold. I was all dressed to stay warm and ended up running 8 miles in 776 degree weather. In pants and a jacket. Oy.

Whole Foods’ hot bar is my savior during the holiday season – aloo mater is one I love. Thanks for doing the dirty work of re-creating it. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 9:59 am

haha that’s definitely happened to me before too! I think I always under-dress because I worry about being too hot.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

Ooh love it already! I went through a phase after moving back from the Middle East where the last type of food I wanted to eat was curry (we had it practically every day there) but now I’m back to my Indian-food loving self and this sounds delicious! Can’t say I’ve tried fenugreek (well, consciously anyway – I’m sure the food I ate in Bahrain contained it) so I don’t really know whether or not that’s your missing ingredient, but I’ll be giving your recipe a try for sure!


Shruti November 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

Hi Angela,
My two cents on your attempt to make Indian food : As I see the fresh ginger-garlic wouldnt have affected the Potato curry. Infact it is best to use fresh ingredients. As far as my knowledge goes, our Indian curries taste the best when you use authentic Indian masalas. I usually get my garam masala from Indian stores around here. They are imported from India. Also try using other oils like canola,sunflower as coconut oil gives a taste which these curries dont go along with. Many Indian recipes are coconut oil based but they are rare.
Hope this helps!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

Thanks for your help! I agree the coconut oil probably wasn’t the best oil to use although it was quite yummy regardless.
I used this Garam Masala http://arvindas.com/a/shop/index.php/all-products.html and I really like this spice line. Would you consider this authentic?


Jaya November 23, 2011 at 12:30 am

Here are my couple of suggestions on the aalu mattar
– make it in a pressure cooker
– make sure the oil is quite hot,and increase the oil just a tad
– use this order- cumin seeds, bay leaf, onion ginger garlic, saute a few minutes- throw in potatoes, let them get a little sauted, add all your spices, saute some more and then add tomatoes. (use tomatoe sauce in addition to fresh tomatoes and tomato paste ) it will give it a nice wetness and even tiny bit of water, lastly add peas, and then pressure cook it for 4 to 5
minutes, open the lid and go crazy with chives and cilantro…


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2011 at 7:39 am

thanks Jaya!


Faith @ For the Health of It November 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

I love how easy Indian food is to veganize – and there’s something about soft, mild peas that is so awesome with spicy!


Desi @ The Palate Peacemaker November 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

Angela, I’m LOVIN’ on your creativity. Especially since your creativity is pairing Indian food + hummus… two of my favorite things. I’ll definitely be trying this out soon… :) Thanks!


Stacy @ Say it with Sprinkles November 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

I love the feeling of tasting something really delicious and being excited to recreate it! If it doesn’t come out as planned the first time, I’m usually that much more determined to get it right! =)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

I agree, it’s a fun challenge! Whole foods has great recipes


Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) November 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

Presidents Choice makes a delicious garam masala hummus and I have been trying to re-create it but I’m finding it turns out too sweet and cinnamony. For some reason I never though to add curry to the mix so I’ll have to try that! The Aloo Matar looks delicious as well, I’ll be trying that soon too!


Cait's Plate November 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

Indian food is one thing that I’ve always wanted to try to make at home but feel so intimidated by. This looks so doable and I love it!

Also – I’d be all over that hummus like…hummus on a pita :)


Andrea November 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

Is there any substitution for tahini that you know of? I’ve been wanting to make hummus for a while now but cannot find tahini at any of my local grocery stores!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 10:06 am

Hmm if you can find sesame seeds, you could try making your own?


Andrea November 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Thank you!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

This is one of my absolute favorite Indian dishes! So glad you came up with a recipe for it. My dad grew up in India and would make us lots of Indian food when we were kids (not so much anymore) but this was never one of them. I’d have to wait for restaurant outings to get this :)


kathleen @ the daily crumb November 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

delicious angela!! my love affair with butternut squash shall continue with this recipe :)


Ashley November 22, 2011 at 10:11 am

This looks amazing– especially since I’ve never had Indian food, at all!


Jamie @ Don't Forget The Cinnamon November 22, 2011 at 10:16 am

Ooh definitely want to try this hummus recipe!! I’m a HUGE pumpkin hummus fan so I feel like I would love butternut squash hummus as well!

And I’m with you on the cold! I attend school in Vermont and have yet to figure out how to handle the winter!


Jenny @ Simply be...me November 22, 2011 at 10:19 am

I’ve really been enjoying the winter runs! It snowed on my first one and I slightly overdressed. I’m trying to get in as many runs as possible before the temperatures really drop!
We love curry in our house!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

same here….and before the slippery snow!


Jazz November 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

I LOVE this Indian food blog, I don’t really know what the names mean in English, but everything I’ve made has been amazing! http://www.sailusfood.com/


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

tks I will check it out!!


Hayley @ Oat Couture November 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

I completely know what you mean, I was sat at my laptop the other day wearing GLOVES! Who’d ve thunk it would get this cold in Cyprus of all places! Lovely looking recipe! Butternut squash is EVERYWHERE recently, not that I’m complaining! :)


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh November 22, 2011 at 10:32 am

These aren’t something I would normally make but I need to break out of my box and they look really good! Thanks for doing the “test” phase of great recipes for the rest of us to gobble up!


DG November 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

My thoughts are it’s better to use the fresh ginger and garlic, but I would have used an oil like canola or sesame (not the roasted kind, just plain sesame oil). Also, the fenugreek does have a very pronounced flavor. I make Indian food quite often, but I never take Indian recipes off of a site like all recipes. Not that it’ll necessarily be bad, but there are so many other websites that seem to be based in India that always yield such better results. The only problem is that they sometimes write the name of spices with words we don’t hear in North America, so you need to look them up, and also, they’ll put everything in grams and conversions will be necessary (unless you have a scale, which I don’t).


Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers November 22, 2011 at 10:43 am

I love making Indian recipes at home. Thanks for this one. The hubs will appreciate the extra spice!


Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes November 22, 2011 at 10:53 am

My goodness, this looks divine! Love all those spices and flavors! Sounds delicious!


Varsha November 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

Hi Angela,
You see Punjabi cooking doesn’t really use coconut oil; it’s more of ghee or other mellow vegetable oils. My mother uses barely 1/2 tsp of cumin and adds turmeric, coriander powder, fennel and green chillies and no sugar.
It is best to mix your own garam masala – it’s more flavorful & cheaper. Also, curries are usually eaten with naans, rotis or chappathis.
Good luck.


Amanda November 22, 2011 at 10:55 am

I can’t wait to try this hummus recipe! My husband and I are a little obsessed with homemade hummus (it’s so much better than store bought!) and I often just eat it straight up with a spoon. I have a recipe for Moroccan spiced hummus if you’re interested:



Maddie November 22, 2011 at 10:57 am

If you want to make really good, authentic Indian food, you must get one of Madhur Jaffrey’s cookbooks. I have been using her Asian Vegetarian cookbook for years and the pages are literally falling out. The recipes look daunting because the ingredient lists are long, but it’s mostly just spices that require nothing more than a bit of measuring.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Thanks for the suggestion!


Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner November 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

aahh, Angela! Do you have a pair of tights for winter running? If you don’t, I HIGHLY recommend getting a pair. You will love them forever and it will make a difference on running in the cold. They are a bit pricey but they last for years.

I love how bright colored that hummus is.. looks good!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

No I don’t but I think I really need a pair!


Addy November 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

I love love love this post!! #1: Aloo Matar has to be one of the BEST foods on the planet, period. Definitely perfect fall-weather food. #2: I have 3 butternut squashes sitting on my counter. 3. Overzealous? I think so. But the hummus sounds delish, and will help me use it up faster! Thanks Angela!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

heh I hope you like it!


jenna November 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

i want to like curry….i just don’t know if i do though. first i’m so scared to make it at home. i never have the right spices. and i have a curry powder…i just don’t know if it’s the ‘right’ curry powder. lol that makes no sense. curry confuses me.


Gayatri November 22, 2011 at 11:11 am

Hi Angela,

I cook Indian food quite a lot and although most of my recipes are hand me downs from family, I look at Sanjeev Kapoor’s website a lot. Here’s a link to the Aloo matar recipe. The taste lies in its simplicity. http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/aloo-matar.aspx

PS – I’ve had problems with his website since the redesign a couple of months ago, so if the link doesn’t work, pls google Sanjeev Kapoor Aloo Matar :)


Ashley November 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

I looove aloo matar. I find Indian dishes really difficult to successfully recreate at home. It’s so hard to get the mixes of spices and everything else just right. The butternut squash hummus sounds really yummy!


Sara Grambusch November 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

That hummus sounds great but everything I’ve done with butternut squash this year has been a disaster. I seriously don’t know what the problem is but I’m leaving that squash alone for now!


Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco November 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

Hummus+ Butternut Squash? Genius! By the way, how do you get your pictures with ingredients in the pan to look so pretty? All your pictures are gorgeous. ;)


Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. November 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

I love stealing ideas from WF salad bar…the ingredients listings are just too hard not to steal tips from! Love the idea of squash hummus, definitely bookmarking this! Thanks for sharing :)


Kris | iheartwellness.com November 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I’m a whole foods hot bar ingredient snapper as well!! I come home and try to remake what I just ate! I did this last week with their vegan pumpkin soup….swooonnnnn!!!

I love, love, love Indian food, so these are musts on my list!!!!



Moni'sMeals November 22, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I love Indian Food! Eat it 3-4 times a month.
I find myself peeking at WFoods salad bar list too!

So I am going to make this butternut squash hummus after Thanksgiving! I can’t wait!!! I will let you know how it goes. :)


Robyn November 22, 2011 at 12:42 pm

how much do i love that my city gets a shout out in this post! SO MUCH! yay mississauga!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

:) so happy Mississauga has a whole foods now!


Jen @newellnd November 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

It really is great the Mississauga has so many great things to offer….Whole Foods being one of my favourites though also having a Crate & Barrel has been a great addition.


Irina G (Fit Flexitarian) November 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm

As someone who is totally obsessed with hummus, I have never in my life heard of the butternut squash variation and, I have to tell you, I already know I have been seriously missing out! This looks like it tastes AMAZING and I totally can’t wait to try it. Thanks!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Enjoy Irina!


[email protected] KatieDid November 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I’m actually traveling in Denmark right now and the weather is gray, dark, and cold (still having a great time though!). But we’ve been having incredibly comforting meals, and a lovely spicy thai dish is on the menu for tonight in fact! I definitely feel your pain on the weather front, but warm meals always make it better.


Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy November 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Both recipes look delicious! I love Indian food, I just need to make it more often!


[email protected] November 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Love non-traditional hummus. And my snuggie!


alyssa November 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Curry is the best….. The moosewood cookbook has a cauliflower curry that is to die for… And paired with samosas it is even more divine! This recipe is dinner tonight… Thanks!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

mm that sounds interesting! I will have to check it out :)


Michaela November 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Angela, I might just be obsessed with you. I LOVE INDIAN FOOD. And, BUTTERNUT squash HUMMUS??? GENIUS!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I made these recipes are just for you! ;)


Anna @ The Guiltless Life November 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Indian food is my favourite but I haven’t been brave enough to try it at home yet! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try – every recipe of yours I try works out perfectly!

I’m from the Caribbean so living in Vancouver – even though it is the mildest temperature in Canada in wintertime – I find it so cold still! I’m gradually getting better year by year but give me the sun any day! I definitely found dressing helps – long underwear especially!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Yes that would be a big climate change! Do you find you miss the sunshine?


kate November 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Try adding asafoetida, aka hing. It’s an Indian spice used in many dishes to bring out the flavor of other spices.


Shady November 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

This is my first winter as a runner and boy was it chilly yesterday. I’m worried about the snow and all the safety issues that comes along with it but (so far) I much prefer running in -4 to running in the heat and humidity of the summer.


[email protected] healthy helper blog! November 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

AAAAAH! Both of these look amazing! I love indian food! And anything based off a Whole Foods hot bar is bound to be amazing!


Heather Nauta November 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm

haha… I did the same thing going for a run this morning! Definitely going with full-length pants next time… I LOVE this idea for curried squash hummus, and will for sure be making it very soon! Sorry, I can’t help you on and authentic aloo matar, but sometimes I find a little dash of lemon/lime juice or apple cider vinegar gives that little extra flavor boost I need :)


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 22, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Way to go, Angela, with the Indian food at home. It’s not always easy to duplicate the flavors of any ethnic food and to do it at home and in batches that don’t feed an army if you need to test, and re-test, recipes…so you rock for nailing these two.

Thanks for saving us all money by the DIY and at-home recipes :)


Char @ www.charskitchen.ca November 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Oooooohhh I love Aloo Matar! And any curry, really. We eat a lot of it around here, though I have yet to try making this particular dish. Creamy Chana Masala (with coconut mylk) is my favourite! :)


hannah alehandra November 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Oh Angela, you read my mind! I just love Indian food. And this looks delightful indeed… Kiss from England.xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/


Bees November 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Very cool that you’re trying Indian cooking.. it can be complicated! :-)

Some suggestions on the aloo matar –
-you need very little oil–just enough to coat the onions so that they can saute down
-you can def use fresh ginger and garlic, but “mashing” them after a rough chop is best
-after the onions are cooked, you can add fresh chopped tomatoes and cook them until they have lost their structural integrity and have become gravy-like (instead of tomato paste/puree)
-I’m not that familiar with paprika but Indian cooking typically uses red chilli powder; i would then add this + garam masala + turmeric to the tomatoes to create the right gravy before adding potatoes/peas
-instead of cooking the potatoes in the gravy, you can pre-cook them (ie boiled/pressure cooked) and then chop/add them to the gravy. I add peas at the end so that they just become tender and don’t turn to mush.
-i would skip the sugar, esp white sugar in Indian cooking
-i would also not cook the cilantro –i add the chopped cilantro at the end, after turning the stove off–it’ll cook properly in the residual heat.

-you can also serve this garnished w/ sweet onions and cilantro. you can also replace the potatoes with paneer or tofu.

wow.. that is long.. well i hope it is helpful!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Wow thank you for the tips!


Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

ugh I really struggle to get ‘outdoors’ for a workout in colder weather too! Awesome job in getting in your run!


Drisana (SoulShineBlog) November 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I love the Indian food at the Whole Foods hot bar and they usually have a least a few different vegan options, which is great! This Aloo Matar looks perfect for a cold day :)


sarah November 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

It’s definitely the fenugreek leaves. You can use fenugreek seeds (grind them up in a coffee grinder), and you’ll get the authentic flavour you’re after!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I’ve never actually eaten Indian food before! But I’ve always wanted to try it. This looks really great and perfect for the cold weather. I love hearty potato dishes around this time of year!

Kudos for braving the cold run! I haven’t been running outside lately because I’m way too much of a wimp. :P


Jen @newellnd November 22, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I love the Whole Foods Square One salad and hot bar…my boyfriend and I go there as our “fast food”
I was so excited to see the detox salad featured on your blog and now I am just as excited to try making the Aloo Mattar.
Next time you are in the neighbourhood and heading to Whole Foods shoot me an email, maybe we could arrange a double date.


Kelli November 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I made the aloo matar for dinner tonight and it was excellent. The only thing I changed was to add some chick peas to up the protein. Thanks for another great recipe, Angela!


Kait November 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

YUM! Also, I love this: “I didn’t have ginger garlic paste, so I used fresh garlic and ginger and then changed a bunch of other things.” Haha


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2011 at 8:42 am

hehe…story of my life right?


Diana November 22, 2011 at 9:56 pm

hmmm…spicy curry butternut squash hummus…YUP I love every word in that recipe title. How do you think of these things brilliant girl??


Alicia @beingLA November 22, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I can’t believe you went out for a run in that cold…I live in LA and was complaining about it being cold last night–I can’t even imagine the cold you’re enduring!! Thanks for sharing the butternut squash recipes. I bought a huge butternut squash a couple of weeks ago and have been wondering what to make with it…I’ve decided on the Butternut Squash Mac N’ Cheese :)


Michaela November 23, 2011 at 2:06 am

haha, I just bought long running tights :D
Kudos for giving it another shot!!
omg, I just had that dish last week and absolutely loved it! Thanks for the recipe, you saved me some time re-creating it. Now I will just follow your instructions :)


Angela W November 23, 2011 at 2:46 am

Yummmm!!! I’ve fallen in love with Indian food! My spice tolerance has dramatically improved this year :) I still make your Black Eyed Pea Masala all the time, often with chick peas instead…mmm. My hubby and I still can’t get enough of that recipe – thanks so much!! Can’t wait to try this one!


Katrina November 23, 2011 at 6:48 am

I especially love that hummus! Great recipe :)


Alyssa (Down To Earth) November 23, 2011 at 6:50 am

I never had curry or garam masala until about 6 months ago and when I first tried them, magical things happened. They’re such tasty and unique spices…I use them now about once a week for dinner or even on top of pop corn (with a little sugar, sprinkled) as a snack!
So, thanks for the new recipes! I cannot wait to try them :)


Lot-O-Choc November 23, 2011 at 7:26 am

Mmm your butternut squash houmous looks good! Its been getting really cold here recently too..i went out for a run this morning but made sure that i wrapped up extra warm ahah!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers November 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

I love the idea of Butternut Squash Hummus it sounds delicious and the best part is I have all the ingredients in the house!!


Becca November 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

Just stir in a tablespoon of olive oil into each serving and I bet it will taste more authentic. The Whole Foods version (and most versions I’ve tried) are fairly oily. But you know what? Fat adds flavor! When I made this at home, I added some healthy flax oil on each serving and it made a world of a difference.


Anne November 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

Fenugreek leaves are really key in making authentic tasting indian food. You can get a giant box for very little at Food Basics or other more ethnic-friendly grocery stores, in the indian food section. Another good tip is to toast whole seeds (cumin, mustard, etc.) in a bit of oil and then grind them yourself (if grinding is necessary, sometimes not) to create a flavour that store-bought already ground spices just cannot replicate.

Have fun with your indian cooking adventures!


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

Thanks for the tip Anne!


luv what you do November 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

You go girl! When I moved back to Chicago I stocked up on winter running gear. Never thought to put squash in hummus. Will try it next week!1


Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland November 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

And now I’m having serious Indian food cravings, but have plans for Mexican for dinner. Womp. Perhaps instead of Thanksgiving leftovers on Friday, I will be making this! It looks fantastic! Even if it isn’t spot on the flavour, I love that it uses ingredients I already have in my pantry. That’s the problem with Indian cooking for me many times is that I don’t want to run to the store and purchase several products that I won’t be able to use in other dishes. I can’t wait to try this!


Kathy November 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

You are SO creative Angela!


Kt November 23, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Good for you for your chilly run! Vegan Yum Yum cookbook has seriously the YUMMIEST Aloo Matar recipe of all time.


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Really? How did I not know that…I own that book! I need to check it out!


Krystle November 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I added dijon mustard, more garam masala and tomato paste. It was delish! Also, I have been on a three week Oh She Glows kick making a new recipe everyday! I’m obsessed! Thank you so much for this wonderful blog :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) November 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

So happy to hear that Krystle!


Pooja November 28, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Hey, I’m new to your blog, but I’m loving it! I’m a college student and I’m basically at where you were in college (skinny and vegan in high school and I gave it up for THIS?! haha). Don’t know if this was suggested, but I’d experiment with adding cilantro, fenugreek and turmeric to the matar. I also add asafoetida and pretty much double the amount of garam masala. Sorry for the spice overload! My mother is an avid Indian cook and I guess I get my love of spices from her!


Pooja November 28, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Correction: Not fenugreek. My bad, I don’t know where I got that from! I meant coriander seed. Fenugreek is used in aloo matar too, but not as commonly and it’s a bit bitter, so use at your own risk. I love it though!


Kathryn November 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I just got back from a Las Vegas vacation, I’m SO broke and I have everything I need to make this! That is the best win of the vacation! Hope you had a lovely holiday!


Marie December 4, 2011 at 8:50 am

So I just made the spicy curry butternut squash yesterday. This was the first time I had ever had hummus and oh my was it good! This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing! Loving this so much I’m eating it for breakfast right now. :)


Faye Michelle October 9, 2016 at 10:38 pm

I may also try this over quinoa!


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