Sunday, February 28, 2010

Zucchini Chatpata

2 zucchini chopped into 1 inch piece (about ¾ lb )
1 big onion chopped
1 tbs cumin seeds
Salt as per taste
4 tbs oil

Grind to a smooth paste
¼ tbs poppy seeds (if possible soak it in warm water for about 30 minutes)
4 green chilli chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tbs grated coconut
Little bit of tamarind paste (about 1/5 tbs)

1) Grind the ingredients listed under “Grind to a smooth paste: with 3 tbs of water of a smooth paste.
2) Heat oil in a frying pan and put the cumin seeds and after few seconds add the chopped onion and zucchini and fry it for about 10 to 15 minutes. Keep stirring in between to avoid this sticking to the bottom of the pan.
3)Add salt and the paste and fry it for another 5-7 minutes till the water evaporates from the Zucchini.
4) Zucchini chatpata is ready to serve hot with Rice or Roti of your choice. I like it with plain roti.

1 comment:

  1. Best way to eat this spicy touch on bland/watery vegetables:)