Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Zucchini Pachhadi/Chutney

Hello friends,


This is a yummy Zucchini pachhadi (Chutney) recipe from one of my very dear friend, Rajyalakshmi. I love you Raji for teaching me this wonderful chutney. My husband (who usually doesn't like chutneys) and I simply loved it when she brought it for us. I made it last night and it came out really well :)


This is a very nice use of zucchini which so far I only used in curries and dal. It is in season, so very quick and simple, about 5 min. of prep time and 10 more min. of cooking the veggie and grinding it, so real quick.


Zucchini Pachhadi/Chutney




Ingredients
Zuchhini - 4 cups (this will yield about 2 cups chutney)
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Tamarind - 1 lemon size ball (soak in hot water for 10 min.)
Meetha Neem (Curry Leaves) - 8-10 leaves roughly chopped
For Tempering
Chana Dal - 1 tbsp
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Rai (Mustard Seeds) - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1 tsp
Lal Mirch (Whole Red Chillies) - 4-4, broken in pieces
Lahsan (Garlic Cloves) - 4 (I made them rough 2-3 pieces of each garlic, as they will be ground anyways, so no need to fine chop them)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Preparation

  • Peel the Zucchinni and cut into small pieces.
  • Take a pan, add oil.
  • Once it is hot add everything under "For Tempering" and fry it till nice aroma starts coming and seeds start spluttering.
  • Add chopped zucchini, salt and turmeric and cook it until it becomes tender (about 5 minutes).
  • Cool it and grind along with tamarind pulp (I used seedless version, so I added the tamarind as it is and did not really took the pulp out) and meetha neem to a nice paste. 
  • No water is needed unless you really want it to be runny (as tamarind has some water and zucchini by default has some water).

Serving
Serve it with hot rice and a dollop of ghee or with any idli/dosa or I have used it as a spread on bread/roti wrap as well. So, get creative :)


I am sending it to Twenty-20 event of Niloufer.





Also, sending this to Think Spice: Think Tamarind event of PJ.





That's all for now. Till next post, take care :)

29 comments:

Uma said...

looks simply scrumptious. Yum!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Zucchini pachadi with rice looks delicious, nice click

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks bful..wht an awesome colr..mindblowing

Yummy Team said...

Thats a really unique dish. Looks absolutely tasty..

Nitha said...

Looks delicious..

R said...

looks yum! will try it out, raji shared a nice recipe :))

Kiran said...

Zucchini pachadi chala bagundi.Looks very delicious.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks yumm with the ghee on the top..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow luks delicious,mouthwatering here...nice combiantion with rice.

SS blogs here said...

Your pachhadi looks great. Meetha neem is Kadi Patta?

SS blogs here said...

That's good to know! Thanks. :)

Priya said...

never tried zuch in chutney..thanq for the recipe..

Chetana said...

Good use of Zuchchini...new to me.

Sushma Mallya said...

Its a very unique one, love to try this...

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks simple and delicious dear!!!

Kanchan said...

Liked this version, never tried this one, will give it a try sometime.

Priya said...

Fabulous pachadi with zucchini sounds interesting..

Chaitra said...

Very tasty n unique.Never tried this recipe,wud like to try it...
Do drop in sometime

Jay said...

Hey, this dish looks so droolworthy n delicious.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Rice with zuchini pachadi and ghee on to....beautiful :). Nice way of preparing this veggie. I must try it :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Perfect...looks lovely!

Suja Sugathan said...

Unique dish.pachadi with zucchini sounds interesting.. looks great will try this.

Rajee said...

Delicious pachadi. Picture is so inviting, yummy. Yeh, I managed to publish the coconut milk biryani that was lying in my drafts :-)

The Housewife said...

Such an easy and healthy recipe with neem! It looks so good with the nei/ ghee on top of it! Will try it out soon!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Very thoughtful...great recipe. YUM!

simply.food said...

This is a new recipe very innovative.

The Housewife said...

Hey Priya! Planning to make this chutney tomorrow. I was wondering if I could substitute the neem leaves for something else?

Malar Gandhi said...

Never experimented anything with Zucchini so far, this sounds and looks delish...perfect with rice.

SS blogs here said...

Hey Priya.. I just made this Pachhadi.. turned out great! Thanks for the recipe! :)

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