Zucchini Thoran (Kerala Style Zucchini stir fry)
BM# 63: Journey through the Cuisines
Week 4: Kerala Cuisine
Day 25: Z for Zucchini Thoran
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:
- Blend coconut, onion, green chilies, garlic and cumin into a coarse paste. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
U for Ulli Theeyal
V for Vellarikka Curry
W for Wheat Payasam
X for X-Mas Cake
Y for Yam Fry