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.
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.