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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Kadai zucchini capsicum - zucchini recipe

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Kadai zucchini capsicum recipe - Today I am sharing a simple and easy side dish recipe prepared with zucchini and capsicum. It pairs well with Maharashtrian cuisine such as amti and dal tadka . This is one of the easy dishes to prepare in less time.

This kadai sabzi got the flavor from the spice powder, garlic and capsicums. Zucchini enhances the taste and its nutrient value. I did not add any water. Both vegetables have enough moisture and hence they  cook in its own juices. Instead of red capsicum, green capsicum can also be used in this dish.

Kadai Zucchini Capsicum Recipe
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Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Total time : 20 mins
Recipe type : Side dish
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : serves 2 
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients 
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 2 red capsicums / bell pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder / jeera
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh corianders
  • Salt to taste
For the tempering
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • A pinch of mustard seeds
  • A pinch of cumin seeds / jeera
  • A pinch of asafoetida powder / hing
  • 7- 8 flakes garlic / lasun, peeled, crushed
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
Method
  1. Kadai zucchini capsicum (bell pepper) recipe with step by step pictures
  2. Wash the capsicums and zucchini. Pat to dry.
  3. Peel the zucchini and cut it into cubes. Cut the capsicum into two halves, chop off the rind and remove the seeds. Then cut it into medium sized pieces.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When start spluttering,  add the jeera and allow to crackle. 
  5. Add the hing and curry leaves and saute for a while. 
  6. Add the garlic and stir till it releases nice aroma. 
  7. Add the zucchini, capsicums, salt and stir to combine. 
  8. Cook covered on a low flame till the zucchini become soft. Let it cook in its own moisture. Do not add water.
  9. Once the zucchini become soft, add the chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and garam masala. Saute for 3 - 4 minutes. 
  10. Add chopped fresh corianders and mix well. 
  11. Serve hot with chapati, rice and amti or dal tadka.
Kadai zucchini capsicum - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the capsicums and zucchini. Pat to dry.
Zucchini capsicums
2.  Peel the zucchini and cut it into cubes. Cut the capsicum into two halves, chop off the rind and remove the seeds. Then cut it into medium sized pieces.
chopped capsicums and zucchini
3.  Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When start spluttering,  add the jeera and allow to crackle. Add the hing and curry leaves and saute for a while. Add the garlic and stir till it releases nice aroma. Add the zucchini, capsicums, salt and stir to combine. 
tempering
4.  Cook covered on a low flame till the zucchini become soft. Let it cook in its own moisture. Do not add water.
cooking in a pan
5.  Once the zucchini become soft, add the chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and garam masala. Saute for 3 - 4 minutes. 
spice powder added
6.  Add chopped fresh corianders and mix well. 
fresh coriander added
7.  Serve hot with chapati, rice and aamti or dal tadka.
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3 comments:

  1. Anonymous18 June, 2015

    Quick, easy and healthy side dish.

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  2. looks colorful and delicious

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  3. interesting n colorful sides,yummy!

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