Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Zucchini chutney

The zucchini can be yellow, green or light green, and generally has a similar shape to a ridged cucumber.This can also be round or bottle-shaped fruit/vegetable.It does go well with cakes,bread,pizza,pasta and use with other vegetables like tomato too.Zucchini looks like a cucumber, but doesn't taste like cucumber.Mild in taste and texture, the uses are endless, from eating fresh to grilling to grating and baking in breads.
The zucchini vegetable is low in calories and contains useful amounts of folate,potassium,and vitamin A, recommended amount of manganese.

Check the other health benifits of zucchni here.. http://lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/benefits-of-zucchini-1313.html


Zucchini-1(medium size)
green chillies-4
cuminseeds-1 tsp
garlic -4 cloves
tamarind -lemon size
Turmeric powder-1/8th spoon
salt to taste
oil-2 tsp
seasoning/talimpu ingredients

  1. Wash zucchini and cut the zucchini into medium size cubes and soak tamarind in water.
  2. Take a pan ,heat oil and put whole gren chillies and fry for 2 min and remove chillies from the pan and then add zucchini pieces into it and fry the pieces till they are completely cooked, in between add turmeric powder too(Usually no need to put a lid on pan becoz the zucchini itself oozes lots of water,if you wish you can keep the lid for sometime) but don't cook it too much becoz it will become mushy.
  3. In the mean time cut garlic into small pieces and take a mixie jar and put cumin seeds, chopped garlic,fried green chilles and just tamarind( without adding water) and grind all these for a min then add cooked zucchini pieces to it and grind it for 1 or 2 min.Take this chutney into a bowl.
  4. Do talimpu/tadaka and pour that into chutney.You can also put cilantro/coriander leaves for garnishing.Enjoy the chutney with rice /chapathi's.

Note:1. Because of the high water content of zucchini, be cautious when adding extra liquids to any recipe.

2. Test a zucchini before use by tasting a small bite. If it is bitter, do not use.

3.The smaller and younger fruits (1”-8”) offer a truer zucchini taste experience. Larger squash acquire a bitter taste along with tough seeds that should be scooped out.


  1. wow this is new to me. sounds healthy and yummy!

  2. Its new to me. I never tried chutney with zucchini.

  3. chutney ia a good idea..looks yumm..

  4. Thank you all...
    Actually i love silk squash chutney(nethi beerakaya in telugu).Zucchini looks like silk squash(although it is a distant cousin of zucchini).I just tried like silk squash it came out really awesome..tastes too gud!!

  5. This chutney is my all time fav ! urs is little diff will try this time Thanks

  6. hi Thnaks for ur intrest hey ..u go to Mane adige ..blog and u will see the dip and chutney menia event . my entry is Marinaura sauce... it is in the right side of that blog ..she has a poll opened for voting :)u just click and vote thanks

  7. Looks inviting! New to me.. I have never tried zucchini.. now gotta try this one..Yummy!

  8. Looks interesting and we never tried this. we will give a try.....

  9. Zucchini chutney sounds really delicious and looks very inviting :-)

  10. zucchini ante sorakaya ? keera dosa kayya?

  11. nope..zucchini is a distant cousin of nethi beerakaya..i hope this helps!!