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Friday, January 20, 2012

"Everyday Cooking"- Zucchini Masala Rice

It was last months potluck..and I was out of ideas.What could I make...that would be easy, tasty, fulfilling and 'not so common'?? Because everyone is looking forward to some new dishes and recipes in the Potluck party!
I remembered the "Capsicum Masala rice" that my friend 'P' makes.....
Here is the recipe for the "4 Colored Capsicum  Masala Rice" that I had posted earlier...

I did not have the colored Capsicums ....and this time ...The 'neglected" zucchini can be the centerpiece of my dish!! It may not be every ones favorite veggie..but I like it! You can use it in so many ways...in Pastas, In sweet Zucchini breads, in curries , in roasted vegetables etc etc. It is very versatile.
It was funny...when my mom thought it was a 'cucumber' and made raita out of it!!! LOL!

Recipe :
Substitute the Capsicum with sliced Zucchinis

1) Prepare white basmati rice and let it cool.Grains should be separate.
2) Slice the Zucchini into half moon shape. Dry roast the 'masala' ingredients given in the recipe. Grind the masala ingredients.

3 ) Fry the Zucchini for just couple mins. It should remain 'crisp'. Add the masala powder and fry for few seconds.
4) Add the cooked rice.Toss. Add 2 tsp Ghee.Toss again.
 Serve hot along with cool yogurt or curries or your favorite soup. Enjoy!!!

1 comment:

  1. I tried this today and i just lovedddddddddd it.. the chunky zucchini gives a good crunch with each bite. ! Thanks deepthi