Spiced courgettes

    20 min

    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.

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    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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    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


    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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