Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Zuchhini Curry with Seasame Powder - A Quicky

Hello friends,


Do you think it can get any simpler thank cooking Zuchhini for dinner? May be potatoes.... but Zuchhini is healthier than potato, for sure, so Zuchhini wins it :)


Here is one of my recipes of Zuchhini that we all like alike. This is a great side that you can whip up in ziffy, I mean seriously just 12-15 min. from start to finish and don't forget healthy too.


Zuchhini Ki Til Wali Sabzi - zuchhini की तिल वाली सब्जी (Zuchhini Curry with Seasame Powder)


Ingredients
Zuchhini - 2 cups (sometimes I peel them too, depending on the condition of their skin, feel free to leave the skin on if it is in nice shape)
Til (Sesame Seeds) - 1/2 cup
Sookhi Lal Mirch (Dry Red Chillies) - 2 (increase or decrease based on your taste)
Namal (Salt) - as per taste
Rai (Mustard Seeds) - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1 tsp
Heeng (Asafoetida) - 1 pinch
Oil - 1 tsps
Preparation

  • Wash and cut zuchhini in to bite size pieces
  • Take a pan, heat it, add oil, add rai, jeera, heeng and let the seeds splutter.
  • Add cut zuchini and namak in the pan and fry for 3 min.
  • Meanwhile, in another wide pan, roast til and lal mirch and grind them to coarse powder.
  • After 2 minutes, cover zuchhini for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add 1 tbsp of the til powder to the curry and mix well (do not over mix or else zuchhini will be all mashed).
  • All done !!!

Serving
Server it as a side dish with roti/paratha and it will be great.


Note: I usually keep the roasted til and lal mirch powder handy, as it is really a pain to grind just 1/2 cup of til. I keep it handy as this powder can be used in pretty much any curry instead of usual coriander/cumin/garam masala combo. One more tip, is if you like til like I do, this powder (it is called Nuvvula Podi in Andhra) that we made above can also be eaten with rice and a tsp of oil. Also, you may notice that I didn't add any turmeric, that is just to retain the green color of zuchhini. Feel free to add it if you like the yellow color.


OK, that's all for now. Till next post, take care.

18 comments:

R said...

this is so simple and creative :)

Nostalgia said...

Looks great. I can eat zucchini as is and still enjoy it. Spicing it up like this will sure be fun.. Thanks for sharing

Nithu Bala said...

Hey Priya, this is very yummy curry..very tempting..

Panchpakwan said...

Zuchini sabji looks innovative...

ruchikacooks said...

Very simple and quick..hubby is not a big fan of Z, but I am, will make it when he is on a tour!

ruchikacooks said...

just wrote a comment..donno if you got it..curry looks nice..I like the event calender you have got!

Priya said...

Bet this curry tastes awesome, love the addition of sesame powder..yumm!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. It was just created one fine day. I had zuchhini and had the sesame powder and I just thought of combining them :)

Kalai said...

nice and a unique dish. Never tried using Zucchini all by itself. With the sesame powder, it should have tasted yummy!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Thanks Kalai, it is a common vegetable in our household as it is so commonly available in grocery stores here in USA.

SathyaSridhar said...

wooow,,,zuchchini sabzi looks perfect n delicious dear,,

Padhu said...

Yummy curry with sesame seeds .Love it very much

simply.food said...

I love cooking with zuchhini.Lovely recipe you have posted here.Thanks for dropping by simply.food.
re appam pan you can easily get it in India.My friend just brought me another one very recently from culcutta.

shriya said...

First time here . You have a very nice collection of recipes. Zucchini sabzi looks yummy and delicious.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The curry looks great. But I drooling at the Mac N Cheese!

SS said...

Simple dish. Probably retains a lot of the original zucchini flavour. Looks good even without haldi. :)

SE said...

hey priya..thanks for the comment about sending the dish to the event..but i presume there's no rice to be used...

anyways..i make radish sautee too..a little diff though..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Thanks everyone for wonderful comments.

@SE sorry did not notice that it should not use rice.

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