Apr 25, 2013

Zucchini Curry

A simple n quick dish to go along with chapati or rice...

Recipe Source - simple indian recipes

Zucchini - 2
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Tomato - 2 (finely chopped or pureed)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green Chillies - 2 (finely chopped)
Coriander-cumin powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp (or as needed)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro/coriander leaves - for garnish
Salt - as needed
Hing - 1/2tsp (optional)- i used it
Oil - 2 tbsp

Method :-

Chop the zucchini into big chunks. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and shallow fry the pieces. Keep it aside.

Remove the zucchini pieces from the pan, add a tbsp of oil and crackle the mustard,cumin seeds n hing.
Saute the onions with the green chillies for 10 minutes until they turn nice golden brown.
Add the ginger- garlic paste and fry for a minute.
Add the tomato pieces/puree and let the mixture cook for atleast 10 minutes until the  tomatoes are pulpy.
Add all the dry spice powders- chilly powder, coriander-cumin powder , turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt.
Add the zucchini pieces and required water. Bring the gravy to a boil .
Simmer the gravy till oil floats on top.
Garnish with Cilantro/Coriander leaves.remove from fire.
Serve hot with chapati/rice....


Note :-If desired you can even add 1/2 cup thick coconut milk ,just before removing it from fire.


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