Zucchini Palya/ Sauteed Zucchini

Zucchini still remains an exotic vegetable for me. We never had it back home. Though there is a vegetable called Torri in North India that resembles Zucchini, we south Indians are rather not too familiar with it. I avoided it for a long time, because i used to hate Torri back in my hostel days in Delhi. Recently i got an opportunity to taste the vegetable, at a Thai restaurant. I liked it. There were no fireworks, but it was a decent enough vegetable to adorn the table once a week... (Not more than that for me) I got a small zucchini and prepared a Palya out of it and my husband liked it! here is the recipe

Zucchini 1 small
chilly powder 1 tea spoon
turmeric 1 tea spoon
Corriander powder 1 teaspoon
Amchoor (Dry mango powder) 1/2 teaspoon
Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon
Hing (optional)
curry leaves

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Drop the jeera, curry leaves and hing. Once the spluttering stops, drop the chopped Zucchini and toss. Add salt and saute for a a few more minutes. Once the vegetable starts to get tender add all the spices and mix well. Reduce the heat and cook till done. Finish with chopped cilantro.


CB said...

Hi there , myself pramod in a process to prepare raatouille, but i have problem in finding the translation for zucchini in kannada, could you please tell me whats zucchini in kannada

thank you

Smitha said...

Hi Pramod,
I have never seen Zucchini back home in Karnataka, I wonder we have a name for Zucchini in Kannada at all!
Never the less it is much similar to Mangalore soutekai. I do substitute the vegetable for Zucchinis. I hope this suggestion works.

parwatisingari said...

smitha, southekai or what we call as sambhar bandane?
anyway, I saw a zucchini recipe which I am trying to adapt. I think I shall try heerekai.
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