Indian style zucchini stir-fry step-by-step recipe with photos.
Zucchini is not a common vegetable in India. I started cooking with it only after moving to Melbourne. And mostly used it in pizza and pasta. When my daughter started solids, zucchini and peas were her favourite puree. She loves this vegetable a lot and zucchini fritters and zucchini muffins are regular for her. We also love to use it as a topping on our pizza. But I wanted to try it out as an Indian dish. When I made it in the form of palya or stir fry, it was an absolute hit in our family. Juicy, tender zucchini cooked with mild spices is a great pair with rotis. Try this dish next time you buy them!
Zucchini is rich in nutrients and most of it's nutrients are in its skin. Zucchini skin is soft, thin and cooks very easily. So don't peel it while cooking.
To make this dish, I make a tempering of cumin seeds, curry leaves, and hing (asafoetida). I then saute freshly grated ginger in it. I then mix it with zucchini, spices, and cook till tender. So simple, yet so delicious!
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Indian style zucchini stir-fry step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Cut zucchini into cubes
2. Temper spices in oil
3. Add zucchini and cook till tender
4. Add garam masala and amchur powder
5. Mix well and increase the flame so that the excess moisture evaporates
Zucchini stir-fry (palya)