Monday, November 17, 2008

Zucchini and Mushroom saute

...or just call it subzi ;)
Since someone requested me to give the recipe, I'm posting it here too:

1/2 zucchini, cut into thin strips
150-200 g small mushrooms, whole or quartered - I used crimini mushrooms, but white ones are fine too, but they should be fresh and should not give in on pressing 1/2 inch piece of ginger, grated finely (optional)
1 small onion, finely chopped - I left it out as sonny boy doesn't like it
1 tsp cumin, whole seeds
1 tbsp coriander, ground
1 pinch hing, ground (or just pressed down with the flat side of a large knife )-optional
chilli powder or black pepper to taste
salt to taste (use sparely for children)
1 tbsp rapeseed oil and some more if required


  • heat rapeseed oil in a saute pan / fry pan on medium high
  • add cumin, let splutter and add the onion if using
  • fry till the onion is golden in colour and / or add the coriander and stir once quickly
  • add the ginger stir again, reduce heat
  • add the zucchini , fry for about 3-4 minutes till half done
  • add the mushrooms and saute (do not stir too much, add some olive oil or rapeseed oil, if desired) on medium heat till they get a nice brownish tinge
  • serve warm with rice or bread or roti / parantha
Sometimes I also add some sesame seeds to the food, as I love them in food. But, I'd do that once you are sure that your child is not allergic and is old enough, maybe 2 years or above.


Suki said...

Yum yum, will make :)

Mona said...

noo hates onions too, i usually use a paste.
this sounds super healthy and supper yummy so i will definitely try to make it one of these days.