Afghani Sweet Pumpkin Kaddo Bowraniis

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Afghani Sweet Pumpkin Kaddo Bowraniis

This Afghani Sweet Pumpkin Kaddo Bowraniis very tasty, and fairly easy. It's one of those meals where the different steps fit together really well - Making the yogurt sauce and the meat sauce fits just perfectly into the time that the pumpkin takes to cook in the oven.

Ingredients of Afghani Sweet Pumpkin Kaddo Bowraniis
1 -- Pumpkin --
24 pound fresh weight
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
0.25 cup Splenda; - or Sugar if desired
0.5 teaspoon Cinnamon; - ground
1 -- Yogurt Sauce --
1 cup plain yogurt; - thicker Greek yogurt is best
1 clove Garlic crushed
0.125 teaspoon Kosher salt; - to taste
0.125 teaspoon Black pepper; - to taste
1 -- Meat Sauce --
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium onions chopped
1 pound Lamb, lean ground; - or beef
1 clove Garlic crushed
1 pinch Kosher Salt; - to taste
1 dash Black pepper; - fresh ground, to taste
1 cup tomato sauce
0.5 cup water

Method of Afghani Sweet Pumpkin Kaddo Bowraniis
Cut the pumpkin into quarters. Remove seeds and strings, peel the skin with a vegetable peeler, and cut down into about 2-inch chunks.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in an oven proof skillet (such as an AllClad) Brown the pumpkin pieces, turning frequently, until golden brown (about 5 minutes) taking care not to scorch it. Mix sugar and cinnamon, and sprinkle over pumpkin. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, or until tender.
While this seems like a lot of sugar, the dish does not come out sweet in the end, and it needs this much the sugar. If you want to cut carbs & calories, use Splenda instead of sugar
While the pumpkin is baking, make the yogurt sauce and the meat sauce.
Yogurt sauce: mix together yogurt with one clove of crushed garlic in a bowl; season to taste with salt & pepper.
Meat sauce: in a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of oil and cook the onions until lightly browned. Add ground lamb or beef, the second clove of crushed garlic, and salt & pepper. Mix well and cook until meat is browned. Add tomato sauce and water, mix thoroughly and bring to a simmer, lower heat, and cook about 20 minutes until it cooks down to a thick sauce.
A vegetarian version of the sauce can be made by eliminating the meat.
To serve: spoon yogurt sauce onto dinner plates, add a portion of the cooked pumpkin, and top with meat sauce.
Serves 4 as a main course or 6 as an appetizer.
This goes nicely with a rice pilaf or cooked quinoa.
As served at the Helmand restaurant in Boston.
Each (dinner portion) serving contains an estimated:
Cals: 570, FatCals: 350, TotalFat: 40g
SatFat: 14g, PolyFat: 3g, MonoFat: 23g
Chol: 84mg, Na: 300mg, K: 1175mg
TotalCarbs: 29g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars:10g
NetCarbs: 24g, Protein: 26g

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