Monday, September 24, 2007

Zucchini In Tomato Sauce

I know, it’s another Indian recipe, but oh well. This is a very easy recipe to make and would be a good side dish even if you were serving chicken or steak, as It’s pretty neutral in flavor. It’s also vegan, so you can be safe serving it to anyone!

Zucchini In Tomato Sauce

2 Pounds Zucchini, cut into ½ inch thick slices
3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
½ Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
½ Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1 Onion, thinly sliced
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
¼ Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
¼ Teaspoon Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
½ Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
1-14 Ounce Can Chopped Tomatoes
1/4 Cups Water
1 Tablespoon Chopped Cilantro
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala

Heat oil, fry the cumin and mustard seeds for 2 minutes until they begin to sputter. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 5-6 minutes. Add the ground turmeric, chili powder, coriander, cumin and salt and fry for 2-3 minutes more. Add the zucchini and cook 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, and water; then cover and simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. Stir in the fresh cilantro and garam masala. Cook 5 minutes more or until the zucchini are tender.

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