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Zucchini Tomato/Turaii Tamatar Sabzi Indian Video

Zucchini Tomato/Turaii Tamatar Sabzi Indian Video

One of my least favorite things in life is a soggy zucchini. How a grilled floppy piece of zucchini served on the side is supposed to be enjoyable beats me. Adding a bit of flavor and tomato makes a world of difference. In this particular recipe, I’m reminded of my trip to Italy (or was it an episode of Lidia’s Italy). If you’re a zucchini-hater, try this out, it just may change your mind!

2 tbsp ghee or oil
3 cloves garlic, grated or diced
1/2 green chili, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 zucchinis cut into small squares
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)

1. In a large frying pan, heat ghee on medium-hi.
2. Add garlic and green chillies and brown for about 15 seconds.
3. Add cumin seed.
4. As soon as seeds start to pop, add tomatoes and saute for a few minutes until tomatoes break down into a sauce.
5. Mix in coriander, chili powder and salt.
6. Stir in zucchini, coating all the pieces with tomato sauce mixture.
7. Cover and check back in 5-8 minutes.
8. Uncover and stir, repeating step 7 two or three more times or until zucchini looks mostly translucent (but be careful not to overcook).
9. Add juice of half a lemon, stir in pan, serve and enjoy!


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