I've been trying to make veggie chutneys of late for my daughter - similar to this... When I mentioned this to a friend a few days back she told me about a Zucchini chutney that she had tasted from a colleague's lunchbox and said that she would be asking for the recipe soon. So, when I saw this post on Madhu's blog, it sounded very similar to what my friend had described so I chopped the lone zucchini in my fridge, followed her recipe and turned it into a bright, green, inviting & delicious chutney. The following measurements make a rather mild chutney so increase the chillies if you want it spicier. Thank you Madhu. This pairs well with idlis, dosais and also with chapathi.
Zucchini - 1, cut into chunks
Onion - 1/4 of a large one, chopped
Channa dhal - 1tbsp
Coconut grated - 1tbsp
Cilantro leaves- few springs
Green Chillies / Red Chillies - 3
Tamarind - 1 small piece or 1/4 tsp thick tamarind paste.
Oil - 1tsp + few drops
1) Heat a few drops of oil, add Channa dhal and fry for few minutes until golden. Remove & keep aside.
2) Heat the 1 tsp of oil and fry the onions till transparent and then add the g. chillies & zucchini & fry until tender & dry.
3) Allow to cool a bit. In a mixie, first grind channa dhal and then add veggies, tamarind, coriander leaves, coconut and salt with water as required to make a smooth paste.