Sometimes, living with a man can be frustrating.
Like yesterday, when I re-made this recipe for the blog, after having tested it a few days before.
Being the newly-organized person I am (cc: New Year’s resolutions), I made sure to order extra Greek yogurt for this recipe.
In the final steps, when I went to grab the yogurt from the fridge to fold into the perfectly simmered sauce, that’s when I realized: Lu had eaten all the Greek yogurt.
Now, let me preface this story by saying that Lu never eats Greek yogurt on his own. I’ll make an after-dinner dessert with Greek yo, bananas, blueberries, strawberries and gluten-free granola and offer to make him one and he’ll always say, “No, it’s okay,” which I know means, “I don’t want to eat a whole bowl, but I’ll have some of yours – and probably eat more of it than you do.”
Thus, I didn’t think he would open the yogurt himself. Well, I was proven wrong.
It’s okay, he didn’t know. It’s funny, because Lu typically doesn’t go into the refrigerator, unless it’s to get the following: fruit, hummus, carrots, olives, almond milk or, Inspiralized recipe testing leftovers.
He’s more of a pantry guy (popcorn, mango slices, nuts, almond butter, etc.)
Anyway, I wanted to add something creamy to this recipe so that when I photographed it, it looked true to the recipe. Unfortunately, all I had was ricotta cheese – which tasted delicious, but made the sauce grainy (as you can see in these pictures.)
So, when you make yours, the sauce will be creamier, not so coagulated-looking. It will be perfect, as long as your roommate doesn’t polish off the last of the Greek yogurt.
But honestly, this spiralized twist on a classic Indian dish is amazing – the sweetness in the butternut squash complements the strong flavors of the spices. Actually, my inspiration for this recipe was from this Indian butternut squash curry I had in London, when I was there on a work trip a few years ago (in my previous, non-Inspiralized life.)
The chicken adds a lean protein to this meal, but if you’re vegetarian – try tofu or even some paneer cheese! Once you’ve got the sauce down, you can add it on anything (even some spiralized rice!)
Do you like Indian food? Do you have any classics you’d like to see me Inspiralize?
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