Monday, May 10, 2010

Zucchini curry( tori/turaii curry/Savathekai saaru)

Zucchini(tori in Hindi) or Courgette is a small summer squash. It looks very much like cucumber, in Kannada its called as savathekai (cucumber is also called that way). This vegetable is usually steamed, boiled, grilled, fried, barbecued, baked, used in risotto,souffles etc. This veggie is low in calorie rich in folates, potassium etc. I usually make a zucchini curry in a complete south Indian style. I will be sending this recipe to GREEN GOURMET event conducted by Preeti kashyam from write food.
Here goes the recipe..
Zucchini - 3 nos
Onions - 1 nos
Chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Salt for taste
Oil for cooking

To grind:
Tomatoes - 2 nos
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Red chillies - 6 nos
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

For seasoning:
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 stalk
Oil - 2 tbsp

Grind the 'to grind' ingredients into a fine paste and keep aside. Stir fry zucchini (I simply love the aroma that comes while frying it) until its half cooked and keep aside. In a wok, heat oil, add finely chopped onions and stir fry till its golden brown. Now add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a min. Add chilly powder and fry for a min. Now add stir fried zucchini along with the ground paste, salt and enough water. Cover and cook till done. Do the seasoning just before turning of the flame. Serve hot along with rice.

Just see that the zucchini is stir fried well. Do not use very ripe zucchini in this recipe as sweet taste may dominate the curry.


  1. Never tried zucchini in cooking so far, just used to eat it raw, loved ur version so much...will try this for sure.


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