Wednesday, 29 November 2006

Zucchini Ravaiya ( Stuffed Zucchini Curry)

Zucchini, probably the most boring vegetable out there. I am trying to come up with new recipes for it though because here, we don't have much choice in vegetables...so, you take what you get and make the best of it. I bought the zucchini last week, hoping to make handvoh with it, but then decided to make zucchini ravaiya out of it..mainly because I am tired of eating frozen Indian veggies. Here's how I made this yummy dish....
You will need: 5 small zucchinis, 1 tomato, 1/2 cup besan(chickpea) flour, 1 tbsp-dhania-jeera, 1 tsp turmeric, chili powder, curry powder,salt sugar, 2 cloves of shredded garlic. Oil, Jeera, hing for the tempering.

Chop the zucchini as shown above and make slits in the middle, taking care not to split it entirely. Mix the besan,dhani-jeera powder,turmeric, chili powder,salt and sugar, garam masala together. Stuff this mixture between the zucchini and set aside for atleast 20-30 minutes.

When ready to cook, heat oil in a flat saucepan, add jeera and hing. Add the zucchini now and cover and cook for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add the tomato and the shredded garlic. Add some water if you'd like a thinner gravy. Cover and let cook-about 15 minutes or so. Serve hot with chapatis or rice.
This curry is so yummy, despite the bland flavor of the zucchini. It is now a regular in my home and goes perfectly with anything. I hope you will make this for your family! Here is another picture. I paired this with chapatis, mung daal, rice, yogurt,pickles for a complete gujju meal.

23 comments:

Sri said...

Hi Trupti, your zucchini ravaiya looks yummy. Hey, i didn't know you were gujju until i read ur comment at ashwini's post...i love gujju dishes. Trupti i love, love,love handva..could you please post a recipe for that.Thanks.

Vini K said...

Hi Trupti,How are you?And how are the little ones?

Zuchchini ravaiya looks good.Did you give it that name?nice idea for using zuchchini.

mandira said...

Zucchini Ravaiya looks delicious Trupti. Thanks for sharing.

Sandeepa said...

nice & new recipe for me, shall try this for sure.

Manasi said...

Hi! Zucchini.... is that the same as Tendli we get back at home? I am confused :( But I really like ur recipe and will try it...Do lemme know.

Sia's corner said...

trupti,
i have got one perfect indian dal recipe with zucchini... it tastes gr8 and cant wait to share it with u:)
ok ok... got to go now:) still not finished packing and thought will take a quick peek;) tc sweetie... will miss u:(
cheers
supriya

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Never tried any receipe with zucchini, ihope this goes well with roti varieties,

Let me try and tell you

Seema Bhat said...

hey trupti:
i love zucchini and as u did mention i just used to grill of have it as it is ...good u shared this recipe ...will definately give it a try
Cheers
Seema

swapna said...

Hai trupti
thanks for visiting my blog.

nice looking recipe.tempting.........

NZ said...

Same here same here. I am soooo bored of using the frozen veggies - being vegetarians it's so difficult to decide the menu with limited fresh veges.

NEver knew what to do with Zucchini except for using it in Pasta sometimes. Oh, thanks for sharing this recipie and next time Zucchini will be in my shopping trolley !

BTW, I am going to try your Broccoli-methi today and will let you know how it turned out !!

Have a great day:-)

Madhu said...

Hi Trupti,
Same here, have to do with what you get. Nice recipe...different and new to me will definitely give it a try. Thanks....

jayakarthik said...

hi trupti
never tried zucchini before, going to try this time. hope i prepare it exactly like urs
thanks for the recipe

Dilip UK said...

Truptiben...~pondering~...yep zucchini is boring but you have made think again. Maybe i should try it. I know about the frozen veggies issue. Luckly things have changed here in the UK. One can now buy most indian veggies which are really fresh....peace...~smile~

Nidhi said...

Hey....
So this is your version of Zucchini that you were talking about, now I m gonno try this next time I'll get Zucchini at home. It looks really colorful and yummy.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Cheers, Nidhi.

Mythili said...

Hey Trupti,
I liked the name - ravaiya, the recipe and also the pics. And I think I am going to adopt that music of the moment (and may be extend it too) idea of yours.

Cheers,
Mythili

Asha said...

WOW!! Trupti,you are coming out with delicious goodies almost everyday:))

Looks gorgeous,I recently "found" Zucchinis,love it now.I posted a new one too yesterday.

Have a great weekend:))

Lakshmiammal said...

Sounds interesting.I love to try new side dishes for my rotis.What a perfect find! Thanks Trupti

sra said...

Hi, the final product's pictures brings back literally bittersweet memories of a dish made in our house - stuffed bittergourd with some jaggery.

Lakshmi said...

Hi Trupti, This curry looks so good, must try this.

Vani said...

That looks so good, Trupti! I normally prepare only dals with zucchini. This is an awesome alternative. :)

Lakshmik said...

Wow that's an innovative recipe. Delicious.

shilpa said...

wow...stuffed zuccini looks amazing. I wanna try it....

theculinarychase said...

This recipe certainly is one I will make. My family loves zucchini as well as Indian food & this will be another way to serve it. Thanks for this! Cheers! Heather

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