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Spicy Zucchini Purée




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(Photo by gwarcita/Flickr)

Serves 4.

Ingredients

750 g/11/2 lb tender zucchini or squash
1 tablespoon ghee or oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 fresh chillies, sliced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 ripe tomato, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
chopped fresh coriander or mint

Directions

Wash and dice zucchini or squash. Cook in a covered pan with very little water until soft. Drain away any liquid and roughly mash the vegetable. Heat ghee and fry the mustard and cumin seeds until they pop. Add chillies and onion and cook until onion is golden. Add tomato and salt, cover and cook until tomato is pulpy. Add zucchini, mix well and heat through. Sprinkle with garam masala and chopped herbs and serve with rice or chapatis.


Recipe excerpted from Encyclopedia of Asian Food by Charmaine Solomon (Periplus Editions, 1998)

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