Monday 13 May 2013

Zucchini /Courgette Chutney [South Indian Style -Side dish for Idlis & Dosas]

Zucchini is a summer squash, very low in calories (15 calories per 100gm), rich in folate, potassium and vitamin A. It is a very delicate vegetable which cooks very fast. This is a exotic chutney with a Indian twist…  Check out other delectable chutneys here.

Here’s how to make it with step by step photos…

1 cut to cubes
2 cut to cubes
Green chillies
3 cloves
Urad dhal
2 tbsp
Dry Red chillies
Coriander seeds/Dhania
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
One pinch
As needed
2 tsp

To Temper

Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Curry leaves
1 tsp


Wash the zucchini, peel and cut in to cubes (you can use it with the skin also).

Heat oil in a kadai, add urad dhal and sauté until golden brown. Now add the red chillies, coriander seeds and sauté for a minute. Add onions, green chillies, garlic and sauté until translucent.

Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder and sauté until mushy. Now add the zucchini, salt and sauté for about 3- 4 min, switch off the stove and let it cool.

Grind it in the blender to a fine chutney consistency and transfer it to a bowl.

In the same kadai heat oil, add ingredients mentioned for tempering and add it to the zucchini chutney.

Delicious zucchini chutney is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it with idlis, dosa or chapatis.

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  1. I just tried this chutney , replaced tomato with tamarind . Came out really good .

  2. Never heard of this chutney but they look yummy.Definitely a must try!

  3. Delicious chutney,Priya! :)

  4. I have been eating zucchini as raw salad all this time. A few slices for my rice when I don't have time to cook a side dish. But here comes a creative idea and I am enjoying it all the way.

    Something new, something great and something well seasoned with yummy flavors.

  5. healthy, flavorful chutney..nice idea to make chutney with zucchini..

  6. I have never tried chutney with zuchini , but will try ur recipe soon dear .

  7. Never heard of this chutney before.. Zucchini chutney looks yummy Priya :-)

  8. i love chutneys with vegetable,this looks interesting.

  9. i personally hate zuchhini, but with Indian twist i ought to try tis one.

  10. This looks interesting,will try this out :)

  11. never tried chutney with zucchini.. always like indian way of cooking veggies :)

  12. I am not a big fan of Zucchini, although this seems really tempting, would like to try once atleast..

  13. very healthy n tempting chutney!!

  14. very different and delicious looking chutney dear :)

  15. Interesting chutney.. Will give it a try

  16. Very interesting recipe..Priya i love your recipes because of it's simplicity and day to day needed recipes....will try it...

  17. interesting chutney recipe....i have never Zucchini in chutney...will try it soon.

  18. Thank you all for the super comments, do try this chutney you will love it...

  19. Really new concept, fusion recipe with healthy ingredients.. Am glad u made it priya :)

  20. oh zuchchini in a chutney!!!! that should be awesome!!! lip smacking... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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