Zucchini Dal Curry - Zucchini Pappu Koora

Zucchini - 2, Wash and cut into 1 inch cubes. Do not peel the skin
1 small onion, wash peel and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 small cup Pesarapappu/Green gram
2 cups water
5,6 Green chillies - cut into small pieces

For seasoning:
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
1/4 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 small tomato, cut into small pieces
1 small onion, cut into small pieces
1/4 tbsp urad dal
2 red chillies, cut into halves
6 curries leaves
2 tbsp Oil
1/2 tbsp tamarind paste
A pinch of turmeric
Salt as per taste
Chopped coriander - 2 tbsp

  • In a pressure cooker, add washed green gram, zucchini pieces, green chillies, onion pieces, 2 cups of water and pressure cook for just one vigil. Switch off the heat and let it cool.
  • In a deep bottomed pan, add oil and when it is hot, add red chilli flakes, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal and fry till mustard seeds start spluttering
  • Add curry leaves, ginger pieces, garlic pieces and fry for 2 min
  • Now add onion pieces and fry till onion pieces are translucent
  • Add tomato pieces and fry till tomato pieces are half-soft. 
  • Now add the contents of pressure cooker to the pan and stir well. 
  • Add turmeric, salt and tamarind paste and stir well and cook for 5 min. Switch off the heat
  • Garnish wit Coriander.

This curry is very very yummy and goes well with hot white rice and roti

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