Zucchini is similar to bottle gourd which is produced much in the central America. Initially it was cultivated for its seed, then people started eating the fleshy part as well. In Tamil Zucchini is called as “Seemai Suraikai” means foreign bottle gourd. It has full of water content in it and excellent vegetable for making subzi. Lets see how to make now.


Zucchini - 2
Green chilli - 3
Garlic pods - 4
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 leaflet
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Black pepper powder - ½ tsp
Oil for seasonings
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing


Wash and cut the Zucchini into 1 inch pieces vertically.
Heat 3 tsp of oil in a pan. Once oil hot add Mustard seeds, Urad dal, Cumin seeds.
When mustard starts spluttering, add Asafoetida, crushed garlic , chopped green chilli and curry leaves. Give a stir. Once garlic turns into golden color, add turmeric powder and stir.

Now add cut zucchini pieces and stir it along with the seasoned garlic.
Close the lid for 3 minutes and cook.
Now open the lid and add red chilli powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder , Salt. Close the lid again and cook for another 4 minutes. No need to add water since Zucchini will ooze out some water.

Finally, open the lid and give a stir. Sprinkle some coriander leaves on top.
Now the tasty Stir fry Zucchini is ready to serve.
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