Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Zucchini Subzi

A friend of mine had asked me how to cook zucchini. So here's a simple indian subzi made with zucchini and tomato. It's pretty much the way you would make any other vegetable.




2 zucchinis, 1 tomato, 1 onion, 1 green chilli
mustard seeds, zeera(cumin) and kadipatta (curry leaves) for tadka
turmeric, salt and red chilli powder for seasoning. (Zeera powder / Dhania powder optional)
1 teaspoon oil

Cut the zucchini and tomato into cubes, chop the onions and green chilli. In a kadai, add a teaspoon of oil and when it heats up, add mustard seeds and zeera. Wait till they pop. Then add the onions, kadipatta and chillies. Once the onions turn translucent, add the zucchini pieces and stir them around and let them cook for 2 mins. Then add the tomatoes. Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder, mix well and cover the kadai with a lid. Leave it for 5 mins. The tomatoes should have disintegrated by now and form some gravy. Add some water and cook it for 2 more minutes and switch off the stove.
Garnish with dhania (corriander) and serve with roti or rice.



Variation: After the curry is done, add 1-2 tablespoons of curd and mix. It gives a wonderful flavour and creamy texture. Good to eat with roti.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Lakshmi Krishnan said...

What a coincidence. I just made the similar subzi but without tomato. I added coconut and garlic paste. I made this just yesterday and wanted to post on the blog. Now I will skip posting on my blog. Yes, this subzi tastes yummy

November 09, 2006 2:01 PM  
Blogger Nature and Me said...

Although I see a lot of Zucchini, I have never ventured to buy them. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

November 12, 2006 8:12 AM  

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