New Delhi Style Summer Squash

Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 15 mins

Zucchini is back in season and boy have I found a FANTASTIC recipe. It's different, healthy, delicious and so fragrant! I found it in a Food & Wine cookbook promotional. It's credited to Suvir Saran.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut zucchini lengthwise in half, then into 1/3 inch slices, like half moons.
  2. Heat oil in pan til simmering over moderate heat.
  3. Add mustard seeds, cooking for about 2 minutes, until they begin to pop.
  4. Add coconut, curry leaves, chilis, jalapeno, cumin seeds and turmeric to pot. BE CAREFUL- THE CURRY LEAVES WILL POP AND SPLUTTER!
  5. Cook for about 2-4 mins, stirring frequently, until the coconut begins to brown.
  6. Add zucchini, mixing thoroughly, and turn the heat up to medium/high. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes.
  7. Season with salt to taste, cook one more minute.
  8. Serve hot with your choice of flatbread.
Most Helpful

10 stars! This was absolutely fabulous! The flavors are really really divine. I only used 2 dried peppers because I was nervous about the heat level but in the end I wish I had used all 3. The curry leaves have such an indescribable flavor that can't be replicated & adds so much. I feel very fortunate that i have a market down the street that carries them! Be sure to have all your ingredients chopped, measured & ready to rock because this comes together QUICKLY! I even found organic unsweetened coconut flakes so I didn't have to sub shredded. :) Thank you!! Made for Zucchini Tag in the Spain/Portugal Forum.

Elmotoo May 24, 2012

I am going to wait to rate this until I try it again. I think I used too much summer squash for the seasonings (I just threw in everything I had in my refrigerator, including 2 small eggplants!). I also did not have curry leaves, which is probably a key ingredient. My version was ok, but not fantastic - but it's no fair to rate it since I deviated so much! I am sure with the cast quantity of squash coming from my CSA group that I will have a chance to do this again the right way!

Carianne August 01, 2008