Indian style Zucchini stirfried
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: ~2 person
Very easy and quick zucchini curry flavored with indian spices for everyday meal.
  • Zucchini - 3 medium size diced into cubes.
  • Oil - ½ teaspoon
  • Mustard seed - ½ teaspoon
  • Asafoetida (Hing) - ¼ teaspoon
  • Garlic - 2 finely chopped
  • Turmeric - ½ teaspoon
  • Red chili powder - 1 teaspoon (according to taste)
  • Cumin coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala - ½ teaspoon (optional)
  • Crushed roasted peanuts (optional)
  1. Wash zucchinis properly and chop it into cubes.
  2. Heat the pan and add an oil into it. once the oil is medium hot add mustard seeds and let it crackle.(Be careful here it might splutter so cover it with the lid if needed)
  3. Add asafoetida, turmeric, diced zucchinis and salt to taste. Mix it well.
  4. Cover the pan with lid and let it cook on the slow flame till it is little bit tender. (if needed then sprinkle some water)
  5. When it is almost done add remaining spices like red chili powder, cumin coriander powder and roasted crushed peanuts into it. Stir it nicely and let it cook for 2-3 mins. (Check for the tenderness you prefer it would not take long to cook)
  6. Finally add garam masala and serve it with Chapati (Roti), pack it in the lunchbox or make it for sides.
Peanuts are optional if you have it on hand then add it rather than its fine.

Skip it if you are allergic to nuts.
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