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Spiced Courgettes

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About this recipe: This is a vegetarian Pakistani recipe. Courgettes simmered with onion, tomatoes and yoghurt in a fragrant mix of spices. This dish is traditionally served with chapatti but you can serve it with boiled rice, too.


Serves: 5 

  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 courgettes - peeled and cut into semicircles
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 450ml (16 fl oz) water
  • 1 dessertspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 7 whole peppercorns
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low fat natural yoghurt

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; sauté onion until golden (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add courgettes, garlic, salt, water, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander, cloves, peppercorns, tomatoes and yoghurt and combine thoroughly.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Reviews (10)


Altered ingredient amounts. Saute Courgettes with onions - 27 Jul 2009


I made this last Ramadan and my family and I really liked it. I served it over basmaati rice which worked out nice. - 15 Sep 2008

Jennifer J

We enjoyed the mix of flavours in this dish, and found the texture of the courgette delightful. We found that the flavours bloomed in the refrigerator: the dish improved with age. - 15 Sep 2008

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