This Squash is available as small rounds , long elongated yellow and green variety also ..It is very low on calories but contains many good folates, Vit A and Potassium (K).The texture after cooked is more like melt in your mouth.It is high in water content , this makes it good for dieting purposes.
When purchasing look for a healthy shine , and no blemishes , it can be refrigerated with out being washed and cover in plastic bag for upto 7 days ..
These can be prepared in Breads,Pasta, grilled , sauted and in soups /stews also ..
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Zucchini Capsicum curry
~2 Zucchini cut into wide chunks
~1 green bell peppers (can use red and orange ,it will add more colour to the curry )
~½ potato cut into cubes
For the Gravy paste
~1 large onion ,require ½ of it for paste and other half onion finely chopped for saute.
~3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
~1 inch of ginger chopped
~1 tsp of cumin seeds( roasted over tava/skillet )
~1 tsp of corriander seeds (roasted over tava/skillet)
~1 –2 tsp of pine nuts/cashews
~1 tbs of poppy seeds
~1 tsp of turmeric powder
~1 tsp of black pepper , 1 tbs of red Pepper powder ~ 1-2 tbs of canola oil.
~water to rotato the grinder
mix all in the grinder and make a paste out of it .
~Heat a kadai/ saucepan and add oil ,fry at med all the zucchini , bell peppers pieces and ~potatoes ,approx 7 –8 mints .
~Now take out all and drain in paper towels ..
~Add oil to the saucepan and add the onions first and fry it ,now add the prepared paste to it , fry it at low for some 7 mints and now add ½ cup of warm water ..cook to one boil.
~Add the fried Zucchini, Capsicum and Potato , cook at med for another 5-8 mints .
~Take out,Garnish with fresh Cilantro/Coriannder leaves and serve with roti(Indian Flat Bread)/Vegetable Pulao /rice of your preferences..
Weekend Herb Blogging has greatly influenced my life , Now I always look for new vegetable Dishes and some great ways to prepare them . This one goes to Kalynskitchen for hosting wonderful event WHB .
some more recipes next time , Bon Appetite and Happy Cooking .