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Squash Varieties

 Published 2012-Mar-29   Updated 2018-Nov-06
(Gourds, Melons, Pumpkin, Ashgourd, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Bottlegourd)


All the plant species from the Cucurbita genus are referred to as gourds or squashes. These include pumpkins, American squash varieties like acorn squash, yellow squash, zucchini, spaghetti squash etc, cucumbers, melons and Asian gourds like bottle gourd, ash gourd,ridge gourd, ivy gourd, pointed gourd, snake gourd etc. Most of these are fruits but they do not have any sweetness or some have a mild sweetness. Hence they are consumed as vegetables when matured. Most of these can be consumed raw. Because of their mild flavor they are also used to make many sweet dishes around the world.

I have shared some recipes made with different squashes. You may try the same recipe with different squashes.

Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash Poriyal Acorn Squash Poriyal      

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Halwa Butternut Squash Halwa      

Chayote Squash

Chow Chow Pachadi Chow Chow Pachadi      

Opo Squash (Bottle Gourd)

Bottlegourd Laddu Bottlegourd Laddu Sorakkai Kurma (Bottle Gourd Korma) Sorakkai Kurma (Bottle Gourd Korma) Lauki Sabzi (Bottle gourd Curry) Lauki Sabzi (Bottle gourd Curry) ottle Gourd Bread Bottle Gourd Bread
Doodhi ka Halwa (Bottlegourd Halwa) Doodhi ka Halwa (Bottlegourd Halwa) Methi Lauki Dal Methi Lauki Dal    

Pointed Gourd

Parwal Aloo ki SabziParwal Aloo ki Sabzi      

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Halwa Spaghetti Squash Halwa      

Yellow Squash

Yellow Squash Kurma Yellow Squash Kurma Yellow Squash Raita Yellow Squash Raita Yellow Squash Pachadi Yellow Squash Pachadi  

Zucchini Squash

Zucchini Dal Zucchini Dal Zuccini Chutney Zuccini Chutney Zucchini Curry Zucchini Curry  

Indian Round Squash (Tinda)

Tinday Ki Sabzi Tinday Ki Sabzi      

Other recipe in which squash can be included

Bisi Bele Bath Bisi Bele Bath Sambhar Sambhar Mixed Vegetable Kurma Mixed Vegetable Kurma Mour Kulambu Mour Kulambu

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Comments (4)

Person   ()
I received a squash from an Indian neighbor. It is aporox 12" Ling and 2" diameter. Very light in color. How do I ook it
Person   ()
Hi Jeanne, In India bottle gourd is very common. So I am guessing it must be that. Actually most gourds have plenty of water content and cane be used to make savory and sweet dishes. You can try any of the above recipes using the gourd you have.
Person   ()
mango ice cream
1. one mango
2.cup of cream
3.1 table spoon sugar
1. cut the mango from the top.
2. now take mango seed out of it
3. take a bowl and mix the suger with cream.
4.fill the mixture into the mango and close the top of the mango.
5.let the mango be in refregrator for 1 hour.
6.take mango out and peal it. cut it into small round slices and serve it.
Person   ()
Thanks for sharing Divya.

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