Zucchini / Courgette – Coconut Rice


1 cup basmati rice
1 medium zucchini / courgette, chopped into small cubes
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tsp crushed pepper
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped
few curry leaves
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 dry red chiily
3 tbsp oil


  1. Wash and cook the rice adding water and salt and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and dry red chilly.
  3. When it splutters, add sliced onion and saute till transparent.
  4. Add curry leaves and finely chopped ginger and saute for a minute.
  5. Add crushed pepper, garam masala, turmeric powder and mix well.
  6. Add chopped zucchini and salt and cook covered for 6-8 minutes.
  7. When cooked, add chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut and mix well.
  8. Then add 2 cups cooked rice, mix well and keep it in the low flame covered for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove from flame and serve hot with raita and pappadum…


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