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Zucchini Thoran (Kerala Style Zucchini Stir Fry)

By Pavani @napavani
BM# 63: Journey through the Cuisines  Week 4: Kerala Cuisine  Day 25: Z for Zucchini Thoran It is the last and final day of this month's mega marathon and time sure flew right by. For letter Z, I knew I had to make something with Zucchini, but it took me a while to finalize on what to make.
Kerala Style Zucchini stir fry After discussing with Rajani about the possible zucchini dishes to make, I finally made this zucchini thoran from Kitchen Mishmash. Thoran is a very simple and basic Kerala dry curry that can be made with just about any fresh vegetable. I make cabbage thoran quite often, so I tried making zucchini thoran this time.
Zucchini being a water vegetable cooks in less than 10 minutes. Also it gets very mushy if overcooked, so better to cook it until just tender. So this is a quick and easy thoran that can be whipped up in no time. Tastes yummy when served with rice and dal.
Recipe adapted from Kitchen Mishmash:
Zucchini Thoran Ingredients:
  • 2 Medium Zucchini, chopped
  • ¼cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 2~3 Green Chilies, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • ½tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2tsp Coconut Oil
  • ½tsp Mustad seeds
  • ½tsp Urad Dal
  • 1~2 Dry Red Chilies
  • ¼tsp Turmeric
  • To taste Salt
  1. Blend coconut, onion, green chilies, garlic and cumin into a coarse paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and urad dal; once the seeds start to splutter, add the zucchini and turmeric. Cover and cook till zucchini is fork tender, about 6~8 minutes.
  3. Add the ground coconut paste, mix well and cook till it doesn't smell raw anymore, about 3~4 minutes. Season with salt and turn off the heat. Serve warm with steamed rice and dal.
Kerala Style Zucchini stir fry Kerala Dishes that I made this week:  U for Ulli Theeyal
V for Vellarikka Curry  W for Wheat Payasam  X for X-Mas Cake  Y for Yam Fry Z for Zucchini Thoran for Zucchini Thoran (Kerala Style Zucchini stir fry). Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

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