Sunday, February 12, 2012

Zucchini curry

I know I should include more vegetables in my diet and every once in a while I try to explore potential ways to cook and eat certain vegetables that I otherwise would not touch with the proverbial 10 foot pole. Zucchini, cucumber and squash are vegetables that I never eat, fresh or otherwise. But having seen so many delish looking cucumber/squash/zucchini recipes on other blogs inspired me to give this a try. So while grocery shopping, I picked up a zucchini and made curry out of it. I have already made this curry three times now.

1 zucchini (250 g)
1 onion
2-3 green chilis
2 garlic cloves
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 cups water
2 tbs coconut cream
Lemon juice to taste
Salt to taste
1 spring of curry leaves

Wash and peel the skin off with a potato peeler. Cut the zucchini lengthwise first and then cut it in cubes. Cut the onion, green chili and the garlic cloves. Heat some oil in a pan, add the cumin and allow to splutter. Add the onion, green chilis, garlic and curry leaves until fragrant and translucent. Then add the zucchini and saute for a minute or so. Add the turmeric powder and stir until well blended. Add the water and salt. Cook the zucchini until soft. Lastly, add the coconut cream and few drops of lemon juice, taste and adjust the seasoning, before taking the curry away from the stove. Serve warm with rice.

... and an Award
Last week Ridwan of Ridwan's kitchen (Asian-spice mix) was so kind so as to pass on the Liebster award to me. Thank you very much for the award, Ridwan. I feel really honoured and happy. Since Valentine's Day is nearing, I thought this is the perfect timing to post about this Liebster award and pass it on to others. I would like to pass it on to the following bloggers, in alphabetic order:


Riceandcoconut said...

U welcome,U deserve it,keep cooking and share recipe with us ,just like this yummy soup :)

Rathai's recipe said...

Thank you, Ridwan, for your kind words. :)

Ana Regalado said...

That soup looks delish ! Love the creaminess, flavour and color ! Yummy photo , too ! ;D

Sudha said...

OMG,Rathai - thank you so much for the award and so kind of you to think of me:)I'll blog about this pretty soon and let you know.In the meantime, your Zucchini curry looks so delicious and cozy in this cold weather - lovely recipe dear!

kitchen flavours said...

Your zucchini curry sounds wonderful! Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for passing it on to me! I really appreciate it!
Have a love week and wish you HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Mahi said...

Nice curry Rathai! I have tasted this veggie in sambar,and in some other dishes..but I myself never bought it! ;)

Initially thought you have done some sambar. Zuccini with coconut cream..hmm! looks yumm!

Mahi said...

hey..congrats for your award n thanks for sharing it with me! I am honored! Thanks a bunch! :))))))

Purabi Naha said...

Wow, this looks yummy indeed! Happy Valentine's day!!

Anzz said...

Rathai, thank you for the award dear.. it is always an honor..! Will post it soon. The zucchini curry looks fab. Never tried it before... Looks creamy and delicious..!

Only fish recipes said...

Awesome recipes dear...never tried it before.....n thnx for sharing the award :-)

Kanan said...

Thank you so much for passing an award to me. I am glad that you think of me. your zucchini curry looks yummy.

Katarina said...

This sounds delicious!

hemalata said...

Healthy n delicious looking curry.

Sumi said...

interesting recipe..Looks delicious

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

You are so sweet! Thank you so much for this award!!! And I love your curry is quite a temptation...yum~

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

PS...I will share this on my post tomorrow :)

mjskit said...

Congratulations for turning zucchini into a healthy and tasty dish. It looks wonderful!

easyfoodsmith said...

The curry looks delicious and I love the flavours of coconut and garlic in it. Will give it a try for sure!
You definitely deserve this award. & thanks for passing on the award to me. It is indeed very sweet of you :)