Zucchini Ki Bhaji - Stir-fried Zucchini

Zucchini Ki Bhaji. Image © 2006 Petrina Verma Sarkar licensed to About.com
    40 mins
Ratings (17)
This delicious recipe is courtesy my dear friend Lekha Menon. It's easy to cook and so tasty, I for one could eat it all by itself. You of course, can choose to combine it with hot Chapatis or rice and your favorite Daal!

What You'll Need

  • 3 large zucchini
  • 3 tbsps bengal gram flour (besan)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain, bishop's weed)
  • 3 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil

How to Make It

  • Wash the zucchini thoroughly and pat dry. Now cut into quarters lengthwise and then dice into 1" pieces.
  • Put the cut zucchini into a large mixing bowl. Add the bengal gram flour, turmeric, cumin and red chilli powders, salt to taste and mix well to coat all the zucchini pieces. Keep aside for later.
  • Heat the oil in a deep pan on a medium flame, till hot.
  • Add the cumin and ajwain seeds and cook till they stop spluttering. Now add the zucchini and mix well.
  • Simmer the flame and cook till the bengal gram flour coating is cooked - it will look golden and give off a cooked aroma. Ideally the zucchini will also be cooked by this time.
  • Serve hot with Chapatis or rice and your favorite Daal!