Friday, September 24, 2010

Zucchini Curry.

Hi friends,I never tried or taste this Zucchini Vegetable before I was in India.After coming to America,I saw these kind of Vegetable in the Markets and Indian Stores.It looks same like Cucumber as Keera Dosakaaya,but it does not tastes like Cucumber.It can be found in round or bottle- shaped fruit/Vegetable.We can also get in different colors like Green ,yellow.Its texture is silky ,smooth and mild.It is also called as squash and used as for filing Pizzas,cakes,bread and pastas.I tried this Zucchini with Tomato and it came well and good taste.So friends ,hope you would also like this.


  • Zucchini- 2 no ( I used medium sized yellow color one)
  • Onion- 1no
  • Tomato-1 no
  • RedChillipowder-1/2tsp
  • Tamarind juice-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric/Haldi/Pasupu- a pinch
  • Kothimeer/Coriander leaves/Cilantro-few handful
For Seasoning/Taalimpu/Tadka:

  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Cuminseeds-1/2tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
  • Curryleaves- 4
  • Redchilies- 2no break it in to small pieces
  • Asafoetida-apinch
Cooking Procedure:

  • Wash the Vegetable ;peel off the skin and cut in to medium size cubes.
  • Chop the Onions and Tomatoes.
  • Take a pressure cooker,add oil and heat it.
  • Add the mustard and cumin seeds,when they starts crackle,add  turmeric, redchillypieces and roast it a while.
  • Add the Asafoetida and curryleaves.
  • Next add the Onions and tomatoes and saute it for 5 minutes.
  • Later add teh Zucchini pieces and mix well with the spatula.
  • Add redchillipowder ,salt and sprinkle tamarind juice and mix well .
  • Close the cooker with a lid keeping weight on its top and allow to cook for 3 whistles.
  • Remove the cooker lid,when  the pressure goes down.
  • Serve it by taking on a bowl and garnish with Cilantro.
  • Tastes good with Roti or Rice.
  • You can have the small Zucchini pieces mixed with some Chillipowder and salt with Lemonjuice for the kids.

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