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Tandoori Spaghetti Squash prepared by kitchen cabinet member Shoba Kousik (Indian dishes). Wade Spees/Staff Monday, August 14, 2017

Tandoori Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients

2 tablespoons tandoori masala

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

¼ teaspoon salt

Water

1 medium spaghetti squash

½ lemon, juiced

Cilantro, for garnish

Directions

Stir together the tandoori masala, salt and oil. Slowly add water to the paste until it attains a spreadable consistency.

Halve the squash vertically. Remove seeds. Piece skin gently with a fork and apply tandoori paste to flesh. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cover the prepared squash with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. When baked, the oil will collect in the middle of the squash: You can retain the oil to use as a sauce or dispose of it.

Use a fork to scrape out spaghetti-like strands of squash. Drizzle with lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.

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