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19 September, 2018

Roasted, Curried Spaghetti Squash or Upma

Comments : 9 Posted in : Gluten free baking, Main course, snack on by : apsara Tags: , , , , ,

Talk about spaghetti squash in the summer! 

I have been making this incredibly easy and simple snack/ meal in my home for a year now, and have had multiple friends ask for the recipe.  I  finally got down to posting the recipe today!

Make this for your kids while we get this wonderful vegetable and see how they enjoy the squash noodles!

It is so simple, and you need exactly 2 ingredients- a squash and a lemon, technically, not including the curry and seasoning 🙂 And it can make a whole meal for one person or a snack for four people. The best part is, it has VERY LITTLE CARBS!!!

Step-wise pics for reference:

After baking at 375 F for 40-50 min:

Scoop with fork to get noodle like consistency

After tossing in spices, that literally takes only 5 minutes

Here’s the recipe

Bake and CUrried Spaghetti Squash (GF, vegan, low-calorie)

  • Servings: 1-4
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 medium spaghetti squash

coconut oil spray

For seasoning:

1 tsp. mustard seeds

2 green chilies cut lengthwise

1 tsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. chana dal

2 tbsp. cashew halves

1 tsp. fresh curry leaves

Salt to taste

Juice of 1 lemon

Cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2.  Cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise in half and scoop out the seeds
  3. Lightly spray the cut side with the cooking spray and place face down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Bake for 40-50 min
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit before scooping out the flesh into a bowl with a fork
  6. Heat a shallow pan and add sesame oil, mustard seeds, chana dal, cashew halves and allow the mustard seeds to pop
  7. When the mustard seeds  pop, add curry leaves and green chilies
  8. Carefully add the baked squash, turn off the heat, add salt, and mix well
  9. Garnish with cilantro, squeeze a lemon and serve warm    


9 thoughts on : Roasted, Curried Spaghetti Squash or Upma

  • Seema
    September 19, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Will try this for sure. Thanks Apsara 😀

    • apsara
      September 19, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Thank you Seema. Let me know how it turns out!

  • Suchi
    September 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Will definitely try this and will let you know… think you for sharing…

    • apsara
      September 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm

      You’re welcome, Suchi! Hope you all like the taste too

  • February 22, 2020 at 1:50 am

    WOW! This came out so delicious! I do the same thing, taking inspiration from a recipe and then changing it up. I had some left over roasted sweet potatoes so I just carmelized onions, browned the turkey in a pan, added some other vegetables, red thai chili paste, and a bit of lemongrass (along with everything you put in the recipe) and it came out amazingly delicious! My fiance was shocked because I put it together rather quickly and it was so yummy 🙂

    • apsara
      February 24, 2020 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you for your feedback. Those are great adaptations to the recipe

  • February 26, 2020 at 12:11 am

    This looks tasty but might I suggest that you swap cage-free organic for pastured organic. From what I know, it seems like a kinder option!

  • February 27, 2020 at 12:41 am

    I make something very similar and freeze it. The trick is to reheat it in the oven and not the microwave (which makes it weird and soggy).

  • February 28, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Wow, great idea! Definitely will give try this!

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