Monday, August 18, 2014


Zucchini is such a versatile vegetable and can be cooked in many ways..  stir-fried / stuffed / koftas or mixed with other vegetables or lentils. Today I am making it with chana dal, the Sindhi way.

Zucchini ... 3-4 (small ones)
Chana dal ... 1/2 cup
Tomato ... 1
Green chillies ... 1-2
Ginger ... 1 tsp (grated)
Garlic ... 1 tsp (crushed)
Cumin seeds ... 1 tsp
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1 tsp
Cumin powder .... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp
Kasoori methi .... 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves .. handful
Oil ... 2-3 tbsps

1. Soak chana dal for 2 hours.
2. Wash and cut the zucchini with the skin into small cubes.
3. In a pan add the oil and cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the ginger garlic paste and saute.
4. Now add the zucchini and tomato along with the spice powders and salt.
5. Drain the water from dal and add it .
6. Put about 1 and half cups water and simmer to cook. Check in between and add more if needed.
7. When almost done sprinkle the kasoori methi and coriander leaves.
Serve with puris or rotis.

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