Sunday, September 8, 2013

Zucchini chutney

South Indian cuisine is such a fascinating cuisine and my family craves it constantly. My friend Uma is very good with her stuff and specially the chutneys. Learnt a basic from her and decided to experiment with zucchini. It was most amazing. I have tried this with carrots too.

2 sliced zucchinis
1 sliced onions
4/5 cloves garlic
1" piece of ginger
4 red chillies
Curry leaves a few
2 tbsp oil
1/5 tsp hing
1 tsp urad dal
Walnut size ball of tamarind
1 large tomato or 2 tbsp tomato paste 
1 tsp mustard seeds
Salt as per taste 
Heat 1 tbsp oil, add hing, garlic, red chillies, ginger, onion ,tamarind and zucchini.Add tomato in case uou are not using paste.Cook till golden .
Cool and grind to paste.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal and fry till golden.
Add curry leaves and add the paste.
Add salt and tomato paste and cook for 5 mins.
Serve out with idlis , dosa or rice balls .

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