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Zucchini Chutney

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This chutney comes under one of those regular dishes in my kitchen. As, we don't have any Indian store near to us, i make experiments with veggies available in my area. Yesterday, i bought these zucchini in local store. It jus looks like cucumber but  tastes different. Garlic, chili n tomato goes very well with zucchini n with a touch of  tamarind, no one can tell exactly, what the vegetable is..


Source: own
Preparation time: 10mins
Ingredients:
Zucchini: 2, chopped into chunks
Tomato: 1, chopped into 4 pieces
Chili: 5-6, chopped into halves, or to taste
Red chili: 1
Garlic: 4-5 pods
Tamarind paste: 1tsp
Oil: 2tsp
Cumin seeds: 1tsp
Cilantro: to garnish
Salt to taste




Cooking:
1) In a pan, heat oil n add red chili. Fry for 30secs. Now add green chili and fry for 45secs.
2) Now add zucchini n pinch of salt. Cover n cook for 5-7mins or until tender, on medium heat.
3) Add tomato,  tamarind paste,garlic, cumin seeds n cook for 2-3 mins, covered on medium heat.
4) Let them cool n  transfer to a blender. Blend to a smooth paste.
5) Add slat to your taste n garnish with cilantro.
 U can add tempering if u wish. But i like the raw taste and it is healthy too..

Enjoy with rice, idli dosa, or as dip

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