Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Zucchini chutney

Zucchini is a versatile veggie that can be easily used in Indian cooking. I make sambar, kootu and curry with zucchini. This time I wanted to try making chutney and the result was amazing. You can eat this chutney with dosa, adai or idli or with a bowl of hot rice and ghee. Yum! This is my contribution to Nupur's A-Z of vegetables.

Ingredients2 medium zucchini
4 or 5 red chillies (adjust according to taste)
1 small green chilli (for flavor)
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
2 tbsp of urad dal (split black lentils)
2 cloves of garlic (sliced thin) (optional)
1/2 tsp jeera
A pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil as needed

For seasoning
Oil
1/2 tsp of mustard
A few curry leaves
1 red chilli - broken

Method
1. Wash the zucchini, peel the skin and cut into cubes.
2. In a pan roast the red chillies and urad dal without oil. Set aside.
3. Next add oil in the same pan and fry the zucchini till tender.
4. Add the garlic and sauté for a few seconds.
5. Then add the tamarind paste and asafoetida and mix well.
6. Transfer the roasted red chillies, urad dal, raw jeera and zucchini veggie mix to a blender.
7. Add very little water and blend to a paste and add salt to taste.
8. Season with mustard, curry leaves and red chillies.

25 comments:

Poonam said...

Hey, this is new to me. It can be a good dip too with crusty bread sticks! what if the skin is left on?

Asha said...

I have to try this,looks great!:)
I might chop Zucchinis into small cubes instead of grinding smooth for texture.Thanks LK!

Tee said...

Zucchini chutney is a great idea and looks like a perfect companion for dosas,idlis or chapatis.

Saju said...

Great entry, this is one creative recipe! Poonaum is right, it would make a very good dip.

Sharmi said...

zucchini chutney is new and nice. looks great. ya can work as a dip. lot of zucchini entries for "z".

Suganya said...

I was thinking that the chutney recipe that uses peels should work well with zucchini too. Not sure how to put it together though. Thanks for the recipe. Looks like peerkhangai thogayal.

musical said...

Hurray! fabulous recipe, Lakshmi! i still have some zucchinis left, so am gonna' try this one for sure :).

bhags said...

Zucchini chutney, thats a cosmo recipe.....nice one

Vcuisine said...

Looks lovely and interesting recipe. Viji

Nupur said...

That looks very yummy! A must try!

Laavanya said...

That's a neat idea Lakshmi.

N said...

wow, looks good. I saw a recipe for zucchini kitchidi somewhere. was planning to try that out. Now i think i will go for this chutney :)

Hima said...

Never tried zucchini to make chutney. Got to try this.

Siri said...

Hey Lakshmi, Nice creative recipie.. will try it soon ... yum yum..

Raaga said...

My first time here I think... I am not sure. Nice chutney... we make something like this with ridge gourd :-)

Kumudha said...

It looks like hummus. Even though I use zucchinis, i have never used it in a chutney. I should try this sometime!

swapna susarla said...

Hi lakshmik
Very healthy one,

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Jeena said...

Lakshmik I love zucchini what a lovely recipe. :)

I deleted your comment on my blog this morning by accident. :( Sorry! Let me know how the recipe goes this weekend. :)

Suganya said...

Hey Lakshmi, Don't see you blogging that often. Hope everything is fine at yr end!

Kumudha said...

I use zucchini regularly. This chutney looks delicious, I should try it sometime.

Shivapriya said...

Hey Lakshmi,

Where in the world did u vanish... its been a while I haven't seen any new updates at ur blog. Hope everything is fine. Take care.

VegeYum said...

I really liked the sound of this, so I made it, but left it as a curry without turning it into a dip. It was VERY good! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sia said...

where r u lakshmi.. its been long time since u posted. hope everything is fine at ur end...

Pravs said...

i have tried zucchini chutney before..so can imagine the taste of this one :) delish !