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Courgette Masala Recipe

Courgette Masala is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 26 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes


  • Courgettes – 200 grams
  • Ripe Tomatoes – 2 large
  • Red Onion – 2 large
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch root
  • Garlic – 1 tbsp
  • Chili Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – ¼ tbsp
  • Turmeric – a pinch
  • Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Courgette Masala:

    1. Wash and cut courgettes into thin roundels. Do not peel the green skin.
    2. Chop the onions and tomatoes and store separately.
    3. Make a paste of ginger and garlic.
    4. Slit the green chillies lengthwise and de-seed if you do not require it too hot.
    5. To a heated non-stick pan add oil.
    6. Add mustard seeds to hot oil and allow to pop, now add the cumin seeds and onion, sauté for 5 mins till onions become translucent.
    7. Add the courgettes and the green chili and sauté till the courgettes become translucent. About 10 mins.
    8. Meanwhile the courgettes are getting ready in a separate pan sauté all the masala powders together, about 4 mins till the raw taste leaves it. Be careful not to burn.
    9. To the masala powder add tomatoes, ginger and garlic paste and sauté till the tomatoes are soft and its juices make it a paste.
    10. Add the tomato paste to the courgettes and stir well for another 2 mins. Remove from fire and serve hot.
    11. Serve with naan.


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