Apr 20, 2011

Yellow Zucchinii thuvayal/chutney

        I love chutneys or thuvayals (as called in tamil) and regular readers know I have posted a quite a few of them here. I have not seen zucchini quite often in singapore , but am quite tempted to use them in my cooking and even baking when I see them in several blogs. So I never miss a chance when I find them in the supermarket rarely and am looking forward to use them in  chocolate cake, a recipe I saw recently in some blog.
     So this time, I made a chutney with this and it tasted really good with chapatis.
zucchini thuvayal/chutney
Yellow Zucchini-1 chopped
Garlic-1 clove
Onion-1 chopped
Dried red chillies- 7 numbers
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Channa dal- 1tbsp
Tuvar dal- 1tbsp
Tamarind- a small piece.
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds- 1tsp
Gingelly oil-1tsp

           Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds,channa dal and tuvar dal followed by dried red chillies.Then add the garlic and chopped onion. Saute till the onion turns slightly brown.Now add the zucchini and along with salt and cook till it turns soft.Add the grated coconut and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from flame. Place the tamarind in the mixture and allow it to cool. Then grind the mixture to a smooth paste adding a few drops of water.
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