Butternut Squash which is also known as Kaddu, halwa kaddu, kashiphal, mitha kaddu, petha in various regional languages in India has high medicinal properties and is a rich source of nutrients . Butternut squash, butternut pumpkin which grows on a vine, comes from the cucurbitaceae family, which includes gourds and melons. Once called “the apple of God,” the butternut squash was prized by Indians, who believed its seeds increased fertility.It has a sweet, nutty taste and is almost indistinguishable from pumpkin.
Gratin is a widespread culinary technique in which an ingredient are topped with a browned crust, often using breadcrumbs, grated cheese, egg and/or butter. Gratin originated in French cuisine and is usually prepared in a shallow dish of some kind. (source wikipedia)
Butternut Squash Gratin is a combination of squash, cheese, some herbs which are then topped with bead crumbs and baked to make a crispy brown cover. It is usually served as a side or in breakfast. The dish is not just delicious but is an absolute healthy choice for the weight watchers.