Nadiya's Heartwarming Chickpea & Butternut Squash Curry Recipe

Nadiya's Heartwarming Chickpea & Butternut Squash Curry Recipe

30 April 2024

Imagine tender butternut squash, hearty chickpeas, and a medley of aromatic spices simmering in a creamy broth. This mouthwatering curry recipe from Nadiya Hussain will not only satisfy your taste buds but also fill your heart with warmth.





Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

35 minutes


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp ginger paste

2 tbsp tomato paste

1 tbsp Curry powder

1 tbsp Schwartz mango and lime seasoning

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

500g butternut squash, cubed

600ml vegetable broth

200ml full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream

1 can chickpeas, drained

Coriander and lime wedges to garnish


1Preheat a cast iron casserole dish or medium saucepan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger paste and cook, stirring often, for another 2 minutes.

2 Add the tomato paste, curry powder and Schwartz seasoning and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the colour of the tomato paste has deepened slightly. Add the butternut squash and slowly pour in the broth. Bring up to a boil, lower the heat slightly, and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, until the squash is fork tender.

3 Once tender, stir in the coconut milk/heavy cream and add the chickpeas. Continue to cook until warmed through, about 3 minutes.

4 Serve over steamed rice and garnish with coriander and lime wedges.

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This tasty chickpea & butternut squash curry recipe from Nadiya Hussain is a heartwarming vegetarian crowd-pleaser perfect for family get-togethers. Packed with flavour, this curry will quickly become a family favourite.    

When you've got a family get together, or need to feed a crowd, it can be scary, I know. But trust me, if you can make people happy with food? That is the best feeling ever.

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Serve with a steaming bowl of fragrant basmati rice, fluffy naan bread or warm rotis to scoop up every last bit of this deliciousness. For an extra burst of freshness, consider adding a side of cooling cucumber raita or a zesty lime pickle.

So gather your loved ones, savour the aromatic aromas wafting from the kitchen, and indulge in this heart-warming Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry. Thanks to Nadiya's amazing recipe, you'll create not just a meal, but a delightful experience that will bring smiles and satisfaction to your family's faces.

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