Alter the chilli powder amount according to your preference. Peeling the squash is quite difficult, but I have found that a carrot peeler is the most useful tool for this job.
Used different ingredients. I used chickpeas instead of pinto beans, very delicious. - 25 Nov 2009
Really tasty; watch out for the spices - sauteing them with the onion is quite stinky, I had cinnamon up my nose all afternoon! Also, don't make the mistake of using chili flakes as a replacement for chili powder, it'll blow your face off. I'd recommend adding a little spice at a time, it's quite hot otherwise. - 25 Nov 2009
I only added half as much chili powder as suggested (and then half as much cinnamon) and it still nearly blew my head off. All I could taste was chili, no other flavours came through. If I made this again, I would probably only use 2 tsp of chili, or maybe even less, and I would use ground cumin seeds rather than whole. - 18 Apr 2012