Friday, September 9, 2011

Zucchini Subzi / Stir Fried Zucchini

Initially when I saw Zucchini at the grocery stores, I wasn’t sure what kind of vegetable it was. I tried zucchini at a stir fry place and really liked the crunchy taste of it. After that I usually buy zucchini to use it in baked vegetables. Below recipe is what I made once when I didn’t have anything but Zucchini in the refrigerator and needed to add a side dish to our dinner. It is very quick, easy and flavorful.

Serves: 4 | Prep Time: 5 min. | Cooking Time: 10 min
·         Zucchini – 2
·         Mustard seeds – ½ tsp.
·         Cumin/ Jeera seeds – 1 tsp.
·         Black split gram/ Urad Dal – 1 tsp.
·         Fenugreek / Methi seeds – ½ tsp.
·         Red chili – 1 or 2 split
·         Oil – 1 tsp.
·         Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:
~  Wash and remove the ends of Zucchini. I peel the skin in a strip, leave a strip, alternating the pattern on them. Actually there is no need to peel off the skin. Cut them into 1 inch cubes.
~  Heat oil in a wok or a pan. Add mustard seeds.
~  Once it starts to splutter, add methi, urad dal and jeera seeds.
~  Continue to add split red chili.

~  Add zucchini cubes and increase the heat.
~  Stir fry quickly for about 2 – 3 minutes, add salt and mix well.
~  Now switch off the heat and leave the pan uncovered. (Otherwise Zucchini’s will become too soft)
~  Serve as a side dish to rice or even along with chapati.


  1. Zucchini subzi looks so tempting. Love it.

  2. Very nice recipe dear...Looks yummy....

  3. Thank you guys.. It's one of the quickest and easiest, so my fav. :o)


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