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Zucchini kootu recipe, with coconut south Indian style

Zucchini Kootu with step by step pictures. Cooked with moong dal, coconut in South Indian style makes an amazing accompaniment for rice as a part of your meal.

zucchini kootu recipe

Zucchini is a vegetable that we got to know only few years back after we liked it in pizza as topping also loved it in quesadilla. Since Aj too liked the veggie, I started buying.

Most of the time 10 days once I make zucchini fritters for his dinner. It is one of those healthy inner he eats and I too make happily without any guilt. Occasionally we make quesadillas and pizza too, using up the vegetable.

easy zucchini kootu

Now after being in Instagram for few years, I see zucchini kootu is also a thing. I see it in my feed and thought of trying it out. I was telling Aj about my lunch plan and he thought I was joking.

When I finished cooking and clicking, he was like, ‘so you weren’t joking then?’ Both ate without any fuss. Now this can also appear in my lunch menu once in a while. We had with potato kara curry and was perfect for the side.

Zucchini is called also by the names courgette, marrow depending on the region. Last week Vj got some organic zucchini which looked different from the usual ones we buy regularly.

Planned to make kootu with that but I got the regular zucchini too so did not want to take risk.

Zucchini Kootu recipe, South Indian

Zucchini Kootu with step by step pictures. Cooked with moong dal, coconut in South Indian style makes an amazing accompaniment for rice as a part of your meal.

Cuisine Indian, South Indian

Cup measurements

Ingredients

  • 1 zucchini
  • cup moong dal pasi paruppu
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 & ½ teaspoon sambar powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil for garnish optional

To grind

  • ½ cup coconut grated loosely packed
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 shallots
  • ½ teaspoon rice flour

To temper

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 sprig curry leaves