Sunny Zucchini Curry

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by magpie diner

I was looking for a curry recipe to use up some of the lovely yellow squash & zucchini we have growing and came across this style of curry on a blog called yummyoyummy. According to the original author, it's a Kerali style dish, and it is certainly very easy to prepare. I changed the cooking process slightly, and added in the leek which is much better than onion in this dish. If you can use yellow squash/zukes here, the end colour will be a beautiful light chartreuse. Servings are a bit of a guess, I think you would serve this alongside a few other things, would be enough for 4 in that case.

Top Review by Dr. Jenny

This was a really nice curry recipe and a good way to use up surplus zucchini. We enjoyed over basmati rice tonight. We used Greek yogurt to thicken, but are thinking that maybe coconut milk (if I had a can open to justify 2 Tb) might have been the way to go for added flavor. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Begin by heating the oil over medium and then adding in the leek. Allow it to cook for a few minutes and become tender, turning that beautiful shade of bright green. Add in the garlic and let that cook for a few minutes.
  2. Next add the turmeric, chili powder, fresh green chili and salt. Let that cook for just a few minutes then add in the zucchini.
  3. Add just enough water to the pot to nearly cover the zucchini, about 1/2 an inch below. Cover loosely and let that cook until the zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, grind up the coconut flakes and cumin. A coffee grinder that you use for spices works best. You want it to be quite fine, even paste like.
  5. Once the zukes are cooked, stir in the coconut/cumin mixture - mix it in well. Turn off/move off the heat and then add in a few tbsp of creamer (or yogurt or coconut milk). Adjust seasoning.
  6. Cover loosely and let sit. The coconut needs some time to become tender -- otherwise it could feel chewy. It may seem thin at first, but it will thicken up a bit. You can always leave it to sit on the back burner for a while and reheat gently prior to serving if you like.

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