Jun 21, 2008

Recipe - Stuffed Baby Zuccini


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.


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


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


  • 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.

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