Monday, December 22, 2008

Zucchini Chutney

Zucchini, a small summer squash, is botanically a fruit but on gastronomic terms, it is treated as a vegetable.Zucchini helps to cure asthma as it contains Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Zucchini helps to prevent diseases, like scurvy, bruising etc, caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C. Eating zucchini also helps to support the arrangement of capillaries. Regular intake of zucchini effectively lowers high homocysteine levels. Zucchini also prevents the risk of having multiple sclerosis (MS). Zucchinis have high water content (over 95%), so they make perfect food for people on diet. Zucchini contains useful amounts of folate, potassium, and vitamin A, necessary for a human body. Zucchini contains Vitamin C and lutein, both of which are good for eyes. By incorporating zucchini into your balanced diet, you will reap many health benefits including protection against colon cancer as well as preventing heart disease and related symptoms such as high cholesterol.Zucchini is great for cooking because they are available all year round. Avoid ones with bruises or broken skin when picking your zucchini. As they r versatile vegetable, we can prepare them with any spice r as any sort of dish..i tried out chutney with this vegetable, they tastes exactly like mint chutney..

2 nos Zucchini(medium size)
1tbsp Channa dal
1tbsp Urad dal
1 tsp Ginger grated
1tsp Garlic chopped
1 no Tamarind (marble size)
2 nos Red chillies
1 no Green chillies
2tsp Dessicated coconut, oil
Salt as per taste

For Tempering:
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
3nos Curry leaves

Heat two tsp of oil in a pan, fry the channa dal, urad dal until they turn brownish, keep aside..fry in the same oil ginger, garlic n tamarind until they turns the brownish colour..fry the red chillies, green chillies one by one in the same oil, cut the zucchini into small pieces fry them until they get cooked well( as zucchini cooks very easily)..Keep aside n let them cool..

Take a food processor, put all roasted ingredients to it, add salt as per taste, dont add water, as zucchini have sufficient water, there is no need of adding water..grind them well nicely r coarsely as u like..

Heat oil in a pan ,add the mustard seeds n urad dal n stir them until they splutters, add the curry leaves, pour the grounded mix to the oil, stir them for a while...

Zucchini chutney is ready to serve...

Sending to Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth


Raks said... Reply To This Comment

New to me,sounds good priya!

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Very Unique Priya! u come up with very different recipes.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

hummm my sis was serching for zucchini recipes will send this to her, nice recipe

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

new to me too.. sounds healthy and yummy.

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

So nice to see your version too.. sounds delicious.