Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Zucchini With Besan (Chickpea) Flour


          Zucchini, I got introduced to this vegetable only after coming here. Initially, I never used to buy this, only after I tasted a raitha with it at a friend's place, I started cooking with it. It blends nicely in curries and dals and you can make a variety of dishes with it. Today's dish is one of my favorites, a simple curry with gram (chickpea) flour, flavored with ajwain, a perfect side to rotis or rice..

Need To Have
  • Zucchini - 2 cups sliced
  • Besan Flour - 4 tablespoons
  • Onion - 1 big chopped
  • Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ajwain - 1/2 teaspoon


Method
          Mix the zucchini with the besan flour, salt, chilli, coriander, cumin and turmeric powders. Heat oil, add the mustard, cumin and ajwain seeds, once it stops spluttering, add the onions and saute it till it turns transparent. Now, add the zucchini mixture, mix well, cover and cook for 5 mins. Remove the lid, add a little oil if needed, keep sauteeing for a couple more mins, till the gram flour starts turning brown here and there. Remove and serve it warm with rotis or rice.
Sending it to Taste Of Pearl City for the Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy event,
                to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the CC - Spring Seasonal Food event,
                to Food Corner for the Midweek Fiesta event and
                to Zesty Palette for Priya's Healthy Diet - Vegetarian Side Dishes event.

Note
Check the zucchinis before cooking, sometimes they turn out to be very bitter in taste.
Do not overcook the zucchinis, they should retain the crunchiness.
Can add amchur (mango seed) powder for some sourness, I forgot to add.






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34 comments:

  1. Such a healthy dish. Love your presentation..

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  2. Sounds interesting and looks delicious and healthy.

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  3. really nice!.....i love zucchini...this is a very nice prep.

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  4. I too do this the same way,but I don't add onions. Next time will try this.

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  5. Looks tempting and yummy. Healthy one too. Nice click and thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
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  6. I like this curry as you made zunka . I love these kind of curries.

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  7. Liked the idea of cooking it,looks very tempting.

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  8. wow..this something interesting.....lovely curry...will try next time......


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  9. The besan flour really adds a different flavour and taste to any of these simple curries. Nice.

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  10. Zucchini with besan sounds totally different and quite brilliant. LOVELY..

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  11. tried this vegetable once but did not like it ... will try this lovely recipe ......

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  12. Healthy and delicious stir fry..

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  13. Completely a fresh idea there...Truly yummy.

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  14. Wow!!such a healthy and delicious dish,will try it soon....
    maha

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  15. have never tried this.. keep wondering how it would taste.. should buy sometime!

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  16. innovative recipe... looks delicious..

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  17. Wowww just loved I love to eat healthy usually I do chutney with zucchini will try def for sure

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  19. I feel Zucchini is an underused vegetable when it comes to Indian cooking. Great to see delicious and easy recipes like these! Must try :)

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  20. Nice touch to the simple recipe...looks yum...

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  21. I am not too fond of zucchini but the chickpea flours adds a lovely dimension to it. I am sure this would taste great! Would love to try this.

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  22. This does look like a tasty way to prepare zucchini. I love the choice of the flour here. Delicious post!

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  23. never tried this. Must be delicious. great recipe

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  24. Healthy and delicious,never tried this way...

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  25. Looks nice, I have never had zuchini prepared the Indian way...

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  26. Zucchini is a versatile veggie... Your preparation is quite different and flavorful... Thank you for sharing with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

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  27. New veggie to me !! looks wonderful and delicious one !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate It :)

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  28. I've got some zucchini in my fridge waiting for me to do something with them...this sounds perfect!

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