Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Zucchini Chutney

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 CHUTNEY


Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.

45 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting, love the idea of zucchini chutney, will try this soon :-)

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  2. Wow zucchini chutney, very innovative dish :)

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  3. That's so healthy and a great color!

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  4. looks so nice. something similar to beerakaya pachadi! I always had disasters with zucchini!

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  5. Looks delicious, glad you and your kid liked it. Something different than regular chutneys.

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  6. Two days back i posted my way of zucchini pachadi..urs looks delicious Laavanya..

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  7. that sounds good to me. N I loced the green color

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  8. I have also wanted to try zucchini chutney for long time now. That's one versatile vegetable. Have you tried zucchini thayir pachadi, just like cucumber one? That's also very good with Bisibellabath and pulav.

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  9. looks fresh and tasty,
    cud trick my brain into passing it off for low fat guacamole;)

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  10. thanks for the idea of making chutney with zucchini ..looks nice ..will try..

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  11. such an interesting chutney. Never would have thought of making chutney out of zucchini!

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  12. Interesting. We stay away from zucchini as my husband thinks it is very sweet especially when cooked. But I love it and would love to have this chutney anyday.

    Happy Holidays to you all, Laavanya. Hope the little one is having fun.

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  13. I make zuch chutney without cocon ,looks delish this version too..

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  14. looks delicious. yum! Happy holidays Laavanya!

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  15. Never thought of this... nice way to get veggies in. Happy Holidays!

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  16. Thats really interesting and looks yummy.

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  17. Good one lavanya! Colour is just awesome! Happy New Year to you!

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  18. Wow! Laavanya. I didn't know that we can make chutney out of Zucchini. I'm definetly going to try this out this week. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  19. Quite interesting n different! looks lovely

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  20. Wishing you and your family a very happy new year 2009.

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  21. my mother in law made this when she was here... looks great!

    happy new year to you and your family Laavanya! Looking forward to many delicious posts in 2009

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  22. wish u a very happy and prosperous new year,,,..

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  23. Happy New Year Laavanya... Have a wonderful and amazing year!

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  24. zuchinni la chutney wow...surely shud try :)

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  25. Wish you and your family a very happy New Year!

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  26. Lovely idea of making zucchini into chutney! I wish you and your family a very happy new year, Laavanya. I look forward to more fun with you. :)

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  27. I have a zucchini thuvayal coming up soon. I have made thuvayal out of everything... love the way I can sneak in a vegetable without even thinking about it.

    Happy New Year Laav.

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  28. This is a healthy chutney... Look so good. YUM!

    Happy new year!!!....

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  29. Hi, first time here. U got a lovely place girl.

    M new to ur blog n blogosphere.
    Swing by my lil place sometime plz.:)

    Happy New Year!

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  30. Dear Laav, happy new year to you and yours!

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  31. Laavanya..that sure is a new one to me..looks very green!...Wish you a Happy New Year!

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  32. Happy New Year to you Laavanya!! Zucchini chutney sounds awesome! Never heard of it before.

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  33. Chutney looks delicious - Happy New Year!

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  34. This sounds very unique and healthy. Ive never had a vegetable chutney before...unless babaganoush counts :)

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  35. Zucchini chutney - what a great idea! Looks really creamy.

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  36. Oh this is interesting, looks goooood!!!

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  37. This sounds so yummy. I love Zucchuni for it's pulpiness, bet it tastes wonderful as a chutney too. Good one Lavs, I will try!:))

    Happy new year.

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  38. hey i have some zucchini sitting in my refrigerator drawer..will give it a try soon

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  39. LOVE THE GREEN CHUTNEY! ...BELATED NEW YR WISHES...LAVANYA

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  40. Hai,
    Thank you for this blog I like a lot . I too have a Recipe blog pls make your comment .Sunil

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