A simple courgette curry

I don’t feel very talkative today, so here’s only the recipe + photos + verdict. The photos are not great, but the curry is tasty! Do give it a go!

A simple courgette curry

A simple courgette curry


SOURCE: adapted from Spiciyana’s Simple Courgette Curry


COOKING TIME: 20 – 30 min




Zucchini (medium size)- 2

Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 ½ tsp

Salt – to taste

Curry leaves – 8-10nos

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Onions sliced (preferably red) – 1 ½ cup

Ginger finely chopped – 1 ½ tsp

Garlic finely chopped – 1 tsp

2 green chilies, chopped

Coconut milk (light) – 3/4cup

A dash each of turmeric, powdered ginger and cumin powder

A squeeze of lemon juice (to taste)


1. Halve each zucchini horizontally. Cut each half into 1-½ inch slices. Score (2 or 4 lines) the flesh side of the pieces with a knife.

2. Mix chilly powder, coriander powder and a pinch of salt, add 1 tbsp water and make a thick paste.

3. Marinate zucchini pieces in this paste for 10-20 minutes.

4. Heat ¾ tsp oil till smoking hot; add onions, ginger, chilies and garlic and sauté till onions are translucent.

5. Add 3/4 cup of water to the sautéed mixture and let the water boil. Arrange the marinated zucchini pieces with cut side up in this mixture.

6. Mix ¼ cup of water with the remaining marinade and add to the pan. Add ¼ cup of coconut milk. Cook covered for 8-12 minutes. Remove the lid; turn the heat up to thicken the gravy. (At this point, I added the turmeric, ginger and cumin).

7. Once the gravy is thick, add ½ cup of coconut milk, and gently mix. Turn of the heat. Slightly crush curry leaves with ¼ tsp coconut oil and add to the prepared curry. Keep it covered for 5-10 minutes. Mix well before serving with rice. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and garnish with chopped coriander.

Courgette curry



Tasty! I’ve seen this recipe ages ago, and wanted to try it! Today was the day! The sentences in italics are my additions and modifications of the original recipe. I found that the lemon juice livened up the flavour of the curry with a lovely sour note!

I think the courgettes need to be cooked for less time, and I’ll do that next time! Yeap, there will be a next time! 🙂


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  1. I love corgettes and this dish looks very good!


  2. The dish looks very yummy..!! Thanks for sharing!!


  3. Taking photos of food that is so good you want to eat it RIGHT NOW, is tough. The recipe sounds delicious!


  4. Maninas

     /  25 July, 2007

    Thank you ladies!

    Yes, taking photos is not easy when your stomach and your bf are making noises in unison, demanding food! 🙂


  5. The zucchini dish looks delicious. I have to try this sometime.


  6. Maninas

     /  16 October, 2007

    Let me know how you like it! 🙂 Your comment reminded me that I should make it again, too! 🙂


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