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Dec 16, 2009

Custard Squash Pickle

Have you heard of custard squash? I never heard of these before. One of our friends gave some squashes to us. I didn’t know what kind of squashes they were! So I searched on the net and gathered some information about these squashes. I came to know that these are also called as “Pattypan Squashes”.

Image Source: The Cook's Thesaurus

More information about these squashes can be read here and here, if interested.

On a different note, you are going to see a big change in my blog from the New Year. Is it this? Is it that? Keep guessing. :)

(I’ll let you know soon, most probably next week!)


  • 4 Custard Squashes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 5 or 6 dry Red Chilies (less or more depending on the taste)
  • ½ tsp Coriander Seeds (Dhaniyalu, Dhaniya)
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek Seeds (Menthulu, Methi)
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • A pinch of Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)
  • ½ tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cumin seeds + coriander seeds + fenugreek seeds and finally red chilies. Sauté for some time and then transfer to a plate and keep aside.

In the same pan, add the chopped squashes and sauté well for some time. Also add turmeric and hing and mix well. Turn off the flame after some time.

Later, add all these to a blender and grind into a smooth paste by adding tamarind pulp and salt. Add little water as needed.

That’s it! A mouth-watering pickle is ready to eat with steaming hot rice!! Yummy!!


Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Yumm!!spicy squash pickle sounds interesting and delicious Uma..

அண்ணாமலையான் said... [Reply]

hi only a few days had start to read ur blog. its interesting. keep it up.

priya said... [Reply]

different and nice....never heard of this pickle..looks delicious!

my kitchen said... [Reply]

My MIL will do in similar manner. Tastes good with hot rice

Tina said... [Reply]

Squash pickle sounds great.....

jayasree said... [Reply]

You are a true telugu gal.. any veggie is made into a chutney...Great going.

those squashes look cute..

Looking forward to the maha change in your place.

kitchen queen said... [Reply]

Nice yummmmmmmmmmmmmm pickle to go with anything.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said... [Reply]

Yummy dish and a different try

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

Never heard abt custard squash before.Very new to me.

Finla said... [Reply]

Looks really yumm, ,ever owuld havethought of making pickles with squash.

Unknown said... [Reply]

the chutney looks so yumm and the squash is totally new to me...and whats the change? Are you having your own domain:))

Pavithra Elangovan said... [Reply]

Looks yummy , love chutney in any vegetable.

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Nice innovation.....must try this squash.Hey I guess its going to be your blog anniversary?What ever it is all the best.

Cilantro said... [Reply]

Lovely chutney...are you going to have your new domain?

Sarah Naveen said... [Reply]

Thats sounds a great and interesting pickle..great job!!yummy!!

Cham said... [Reply]

I have seen this squash but never used... Pickle sounds good idea to give a try!
R u going to get ur own domain?

Padma said... [Reply]

A very different chutney... looks yumm.

Uma said... [Reply]

Good guesses girls!! But I won't say a thing until next week. So keep guessing :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

New to me!!sounds great!!yum

Shri said... [Reply]

You turn any ingredient into very traditional dishes..Love it!Can;t wait for the surprise!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Looks lovely and can't wait till next week.

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

I too saw these cute squashes recently...didn't know what to do with those, so I didn't even buy them...I can try your now...looks good Uma :)

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

I too saw these cute squashes recently...didn't know what to do with those, so I didn't even buy them...I can try your now...looks good Uma :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

Have seen pattypan squash in Farmville!! :P Looks appetizing Uma.

Raks said... [Reply]

I too have seen this beauties in store,looks yumm!

I guess two things,may be u r going to own a domain or

You must be changing ur camera to DSLR camera!!

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

How cute those squashes look! They exactly look like custard pies! Anyway, the idea of making pickles out of these must be simply delectable and awesome!

Namitha said... [Reply]

New to me..sounds yumm :-)

Dolly Sharma said... [Reply]

Uma, Thanks for the info about the custard Squash. Never heard abt them but I vaguely remember seeing them. Your chutney looks yummy. Have never tried making chutneys with all these different vegetables. Also eagerly awaiting your new LOOK !!!!.

Ammu said... [Reply]

Sounds new to me. Very spicy & hot.

Anupama said... [Reply]

I have never heard of this variety of squash... I bet this pickle has N number of uses and comes in handy when cooked and stored :-)

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