Zucchini Potato Stir Fry
Curry,  Vegan

Zucchini potato stir fry recipe

Zucchini is a vegetable that belongs to Cucurbitaceae family like ridge gourd, bottle gourd and cucumber. As it is not grown in India and is mainly imported, we avoid buying it. We always try to eat locally grown veggies and fruits as far as possible.

First time I ate Zucchini at some restaurant in NYC. It was an Indian restaurant and we ordered vegetable Biryani. To my surprise, it was full of Zucchini pieces. Though I didn’t like Biryani, I liked the taste of Zucchini.

Around two years back, I happen to see this vegetable once in the local farmers market in Hyderabad. It was grown in the hilly region of Kodaikanal. On that day, filled my bag with 5 kgs of it 🙂 From that time, I occasionally get these from the farmers market. I try different recipes with this veggie like frittata, pizza, Ratatouille. Among all these, frittata is our favorite, its nothing but a baked omelet.

I tried growing it on my terrace garden but no luck for two years 🙁 Every time it fails with some or other issue. Maybe it doesn’t suit for Hyderabad weather.

This recipe is a stir fry with potatoes and Indian spices which will be good as a side with dal or sambar. You can even eat it as a salad if you want something light.

Zucchini Aloo Stir Fry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Zucchini and Potato stir fry with Indian spices. Can be eaten as it is or as a side with roti or rice.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Potato, Zucchini
Servings: 4
Author: Sravanthi
Ingredients
  • 2 medium sized Zucchini
  • 2 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchoor powder (raw mango powder)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut potatoes into equal sized cubes. (Around 1-inch cubes)

  2. Heat a pan, add oil or ghee. Once it is heated add potato pieces and a little salt. Let them cook till half done.

  3. Meanwhile roast sesame seeds and cumin seeds in a pan separately. Make a coarse powder of these seeds. Add other spices to this powder and mix everything well. Keep this aside.

  4. Cut Zucchini into 1/4th-inch cubes or half-circle slices.

  5. Once potato is half cooked, add these Zucchini pieces and cook them till they are done. For the mentioned quantities, it will take around 15 minutes on medium flame. Cooking time varies on size of vegetables, the pan used and stove flame.

  6. Once they are cooked completely, add the spice powder and adjust salt.

  7. Serve it hot with rice or roti.

How to make Zucchini potato stir fry…

  1. Peel and cut potatoes into equal sized cubes. (Around 1-inch cubes)
  2. Heat a pan, add oil or ghee. Once it is heated add potato pieces and a little salt. Let them cook till half done.
  3. Meanwhile roast sesame seeds and cumin seeds in a pan separately. Make a course powder of these seeds. Add other spices to this powder and mix everything well. Keep this aside.masala powder for Zucchini stri fry
  4. Cut Zucchini into 1/4th-inch cubes or half-circle slices.
  5. Once potato is half cooked, add these Zucchini pieces and cook them till they are done. For the mentioned quantities, it will take around 15 minutes on medium flame. Cooking time varies on size of vegetables, the pan used and stove flame.Zucchini stir fry
  6. Once they are cooked completely, add the spice powder and adjust salt.Zucchini Potato Stir Fry

 

 

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