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Recipe: Zucchini Thogayal/ Chutney

  • 2 large green zucchini's , cut into small cubes

  • 2 teaspoons urad dal

  • 2 tbsp coconut

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 3 dry red chillies

  • 10 curry leaves

  • small lemon size ball of fresh tamarind

Ingredients for Seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 2 dry red chillies

  • 3-4 curry leaves

  • 1 teaspoon oil for tempering

  • Salt to taste

Directions for Zucchini Thogayal

  1. To begin making the Zucchini Thogayal recipe, heat a teaspoon oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add the cut zucchini along with a little salt and saute until soft and tender. Turn off heat and allow it to cool.

  2. In another small pan; roast the cumin seeds, dry red chillies, coconut and urad dal until it releases a roasted aroma and slightly browned.

  3. Now grind the roasted ingredients, the cooked zucchini,the tamarind and curry leaves together until it forms a smooth paste. Check the salt in the Zucchini Thogayal recipe and adjust to suit your taste.

  4. Heat a little oil in a pan; add mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Allow it to crackle and the red chillies to roast. Add it to the zucchini thogayal.