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Indian Zucchini recipes : Zucchini coconut curry

Do you have lots of summer squash? And are you looking for Indian Zucchini recipes? Then try these recipes and ideas to include more Zucchini into your daily diet. Start it with this delicious creamy Zucchini coconut milk curry!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi



  • Wash and cut the Zucchini into half-moon chunks. You need not peel the Zucchini.
  • If you do not have prepared tomato masala paste, make it first, and then in the same pan, make this curry.
  • Heat a pan, add oil, and sliced Zucchini to it.
  • Cook them on medium flame until they are half done. It took around 5 minutes for me.
  • Now add onion tomato masala paste and mix it well.
  • After a couple of minutes, add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder, and salt.
  • Mix everything well and add coconut milk to this curry.
  • Now reduce the flame and let the Zucchini cook completely for around 5 to 6 minutes. Switch off the flame and add coriander leaves.
  • Indian-style Zucchini coconut milk curry is ready to serve! This goes well with any rice, Indian flatbread like roti, naan, and even with dosa.


  • You can make this recipe with green or yellow Zucchini or any squash. The cooking time of the curry depends on the variety of squash.
  • I have used coconut milk to make this South Indian-style zucchini curry. But you can use regular milk or any plant-based milk to make this. 
  • The final taste and consistency of the curry depend on the milk used. If you use cashew milk, curry will be slightly thick.
  • This recipe uses my basic everyday onion tomato masala, also known as bhuna masala. 
  • Instead of Zucchini, you can make this curry with ridge gourd as well.
  • Any bell peppers or broccoli, or cauliflower will also be a good addition to this curry.
  • To make this curry more healthy, you could add baby spinach leaves at the end and cook it for a couple of minutes.