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Saturday, December 2, 2006

Zucchini Capsicum Curry For WHB

Zucchini Capsicum Curry







Zucchini also known as Italian Squash (Cucurbita pepo) is a Fruit and is the Jewel of all summer squash belongs to family Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber family ) .Thought to be originated in Mexico.

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
Recipe requirements
~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 .
Method
~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 .

13 comments:

  1. This sounds really delicious. I'm a great admirer of people who can make curry from scratch. I have to use curry paste in a jar, but sometimes it still turns out pretty well. Not as good as yours of course, but not bad at all.

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  2. I'm seeing a lot of zucchini posts recently! Loving it though :)
    This one looks so good! I love the taste of zucchini. I will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing this yum-looking dish, J!

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  3. YAY!! Me first for a change:))

    Hi Mantu, I have recently discovered the taste of Zucchinis and I love the taste.It's so versatile and make yummy dishes.I love the recipe,will deftly try this.

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  4. Dear Kalyn
    thanks for your encouraging words , curry made from scratch taste more authentic and flavourful ,and it always worth it when its enjoyed by loved ones.

    Dear Vani,
    thanks to you too ,for coming by here ,do try it , you will love it ..

    Dear Asha,
    I really want you to be first one here , zucchinis I do think can be made into Curries, Stews ,Pasta and grilled also ..do try it ..

    Hugs and smiles to all of you ...

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  5. Great looking curry Jaya
    Tomar daknam ki Mantu ?

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  6. That looks so yummy! What a nice combination of pepper and zucchini...the gravy looks delicious.

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  7. Zucchini and Capsicum recipe sounds delicious. I have tried grilling zucchini and even made aloo zucchini posto... LOL

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  8. dear Sandeepa,
    thanks , and hain thats true

    dear Trupti'
    I also liked the way you prepare zucchini ...
    dear Lakshmi'
    thanks for coming by .
    Dear mandira'
    ya i also liked zucchini aloo posto alot

    hugs and smiles to all of you , and thanks for encouraging words
    Jaya

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  9. Hi Jayashree
    Nice recipe with Courgette. Will try some time. Thank u for sharing.
    cheers
    rajani

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  10. Looks yummy.

    Madhavi.

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  11. Definitely nice and spicy but a little too hot for some in my family. Next time I'll use less than 1 tbs of red Pepper powder I think. Thanks for the fine recipe.

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    1. Peter - Thanks for trying out the recipe..many a times the spice level of red pepper powder from many brands are different ..how ever if the recipe is too spicy,it's always good to reduce the spice level ..even I have started adding about a tsp or couple of times half a tsp of red pepper powder to the curries I make as my daughter is not fond of spicy food..regards

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