Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Zucchini Chutney

Zucchini is vegetable which belongs to Cucumber family.Its widely available in USA, and can be used in almost any recipe which requires a vegetable.It cooks fast and tastes good too.As its low in calories its good for the people who are dieting...some useful information i found on net says:

The zucchini vegetable is low in calories (approximately 15 food calories per 100 g fresh zucchini) and contains useful amounts of folate (24 mcg/100 g), potassium (280 mg/100 g) and vitamin A (115 mcg/100 g). 1/2 cup of zucchini also contains 19% of the recommended amount of manganese.

I have tried a very healthy and low carb version of chutney with this vegetable.Its very simple to make, healthy and mouth watering.It can be eaten with Rice, chapathi's, dressing for sandwiches , Dosa or Idli.


3 Zucchini
1tsp Oil
2tsp Crushed Paprika
salt to taste
1tsp Jaggery(optional)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
a pinch of Hing


Chop the zucchini, fry them in 1/2tsp oil till it looses its water and turns a little brown in color.Add Paprika, jaggery and salt.Cool it and blend it with a hand blender /Mixer grinder.Add tempering with the leftover oil, mustard seeds and Hing.Chutney is ready to be served.

Note: U can skip putting tempering and reduce that portion of oil too.Paprika can be substituted with Red chilli powder.


  1. Interesting ... should try it .... I am always on a hunt for chutney that has no coconut in it :)

  2. thanks preeti.try it out and let me know.

  3. looks yummy always looking out for low oil and low carb recipes


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