Courgette/Zucchini Bhaji

A great tasting dish that’s really easy to make in less than 30 minutes!




Ingredients: (Serves 3-4)

1 small onion

4 courgettes (termed zucchini in the US)

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp coriander powder

Pinch of fresh cumin seeds

1-2 tbsp of olive oil


How to:

1. Prepare the zucchini/courgettes by slicing off the tops and bottoms. Wash well and slice. You want them to have a medium thickness (as in the image above).

2. Slice the onion finely and fry in hot oil.

3. As the onion starts to brown a little, add a pinch of fresh cumin seeds. Fry for 30 seconds.

4. Lower the heat and add the spices (salt, coriander and turmeric) and fry for 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of water to form a bit of a paste.

5. Add the zucchini/courgettes and stir well.  Pan fry for 10-12 minutes until cooked on medium to low heat. (Add 1/4 cup water if needed). Make sure the vegetables remain a little crunchy rather than mushy.


Recommendations:  Enjoy with brown or white basmati rice and a side of lentil curry.

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