Vegetables are delicious, colorful, and healthy, but children aren’t going to go for them when they have other options. Most adults skip the veggies when they can, making it tough to get your kids and yourself to eat enough of them. For health-conscious parents, it’s a challenge to get their kids to eat vegetables. Even if you put it on their plate, they might play with it or ignore it.
This delicious Chickpea Zucchini Curry is a satisfying dish that uses two main ingredients – Chickpeas & Zucchini and some Indian spices to make a flavorful combination. This Indian-style Chickpea zucchini curry is the best pair with jeera rice and it will go well with rotis or paratha as well. The real secret behind this delicious curry is the hidden vegetable inside is – Zucchini. This is one of the easy and yummy zucchini recipes.
There are a whopping 2 cups of shredded zucchini in this recipe. Testing how much we can get away with… without actually tasting it :). Zucchini is pure magic in this curry. It gave a curry thick and smooth texture. Zucchini is one of the very low-calorie vegetables. The outer skin is an excellent source of dietary fiber. So, be sure to buy organic zucchini and don’t throw away the skin. Zucchini can be available all around the year, but they are at their best during the late spring and summer seasons.
Take advantage of all the zucchini around and whip up this tasty, lusciously creamy, Chickpea Zucchini Curry. Pair it with some roti for a meal your family is sure to love.
Kabuli chana or Chickpea ( soaked overnight ) – 2 cups
Grated Zucchini – 1 medium size
Roughly chopped tomato – 4 large
Roughly chopped ginger – 1 inch
Boiled water – 1 cup
Ghee or oil – 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp
Cashews – 1/4 cup (soaked for 20 minutes)
Green Chilli – 1
List of Whole Masala
Dry red chilli – 2
Whole black pepper – 1 tbsp
One stick of cinnamon
Cumin or Jeera – 1/2 tbsp
Black cardamom – 1
- Put soaked chickpea and grated zucchini with 2 cups of water, a pinch of salt in a pressure cooker. Mix them well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Check to see the Chickpea are cooked. Take one between your fingers and if you press it, it should squish. Keep them aside.
- Heat 3 tbsp oil in a deep non-stick deep pan and whole masalas (above mentioned). Saute for 15 seconds. Then add sliced ginger and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add chopped tomatoes with soaked cashews, salt and cook for 10 minutes (covered) till tomatoes become soft.
- Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down. Then make a smooth paste (remove black cardamom & cinnamon stick) and sieve prepared masala.
- Put oil (1 tbsp) in a pan add all spices (except coriander leaves). Add prepared tomato sieve mixture.
- Stir well and cook until gravy starts leaving oil from corners. Then add boiled chickpeas (with water) and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
- Then add 1 cup of boiled water and again cook for 10 minutes ( adjust consistency according to your preferences)
- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with plain parathas
Zucchinis are super versatile. You can grill it, puree it, or eat it raw. Best of all, you can toss shredded zucchini to all sorts of desserts to boost moisture and nutrients.
Zucchinis are super versatile.