Courgette masala

Courgette masala


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About this recipe: This savoury Indian recipe for courgettes with curry spices can be served as a vegan main dish or as a side dish. Some homemade naan would be nice to serve alongside!


Serves: 3 

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 pinches asafoetida
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated root ginger
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 courgettes, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and cook and stir the cumin, asafoetida, garlic and ginger, about 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the tomato, curry powder, turmeric, courgette and salt, and cook and stir until the vegetables are lightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the water, cover and cook over low heat until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve.

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