Jun 21, 2008

Recipe - Stuffed Baby Zuccini


Summary:

Zucchini squash is a watery vegetable. Zucchini is found in yellow, light green and green colors. Zucchini is low in calories and good amounts of vitamin A and 1/2 a cup of Zucchini has 19% of required manganese. Source : Wikipedia

Stuffed zucchini is a very simple recipe and all my friends love this whenever I make it. In order to save time, I make the stuffing beforehand and mix it with roasted chickpea flour and roasted onion. My mom taught me to make stuffed chillies, eggplant/brinjal, ridge gourd (beerakaya) etc.. After coming to USA, I have started making stuffed zucchini for variety and now most of my friends like this curry and are a great fan of this curry.

I make stuffed zucchini with yellow and green squash. But make sure the squash is thin and shorter compared to the regular zucchini.

Ingredients:

  • Baby Zucchini - 4
  • Onion - 1/2 cup
  • Curry powder - 4 tablespoons (heaping)
  • Chick peas flour (Besan) 2 tablespoons
  • Cilantoro - 2 tablespoons

Process:

Roast/Sautee onion in a skillet. Let the onions cool. Roast chick peas flour seperately, let it cool. Grind roasted onions, roasted chick pea flour and curry powder in a blender/mixie. Set it aside.

Wash and clean baby zuccini, make flour slits vertically. Add cilantro to the stuffing mixuter, mix well. Stuff in each zucchini.

Method to Roast:

Take a medium or large size pan or wide kadai/skillet. Preheat the oil on medium heat. Gently place the stuffed zucchinis on the pan and roast them well at medium temperature.

Serve hot with rotis or rice.


Preparation time : 15 - 20 minutes (if the Curry Powder is pre-made)
# Servings - 4

Tips:

  • Curry powder preparation: Refer to Masala's/Chutney Powders under Labels.
  • You can also prepare the stuffing mix (any kind of curry powder) before hand and mix besan just before making this dish and adding roasted onions is an option.



13 comments:

KALVA said...

Wooww.. never used baby zuccinis.. Next time ill be looking out for these babies

Shri said...

Never known about zuccini...got to try once

Asha said...

Beautiful looking Zucchini, clever way to make them too, just like stuffed Eggplants. I love texture of Zucchinis!)

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo...it looks amazing....and beautiful...

Divya Vikram said...

I make this in eggplants..Innovaive to use zucchinis

Maya said...

Never thgt of stuffing baby zuchinis, very nice way to make them..Looks very yumm...

Meera said...

Great idea. I have never used baby zucchinis. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Now that is an interesting way to get me eating zucchini

Sireesha said...

WOW.....Zuchnis look splendid.I make same with brinjals but not Zuchnis.I am going to try it soon.

srikar's kitchen said...

wow fantastic entry dear...good receipe....

TBC said...

That does look good! I've never used baby zucchinis, just the regular ones.

Jeena said...

I have been stuffing lots of veggies recently, next time I stuff zucchini I will try your recipe for sure. I love this recipe they look fantastic, YUM.

Devi Priya said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. Jeena, Please let me know how the vegetable turned out!!

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