Zucchini Kichadi - Zucchini in creamy coconut and yogurt sauce

Hey all..Hope u had a blissful weekend..The change in the season gave me a cold, hinting the winter is just a breath away.So there was nothing blog worthy happening in the kitchen for some time.I figured this is the time to clear up some things from my drafts. 
In picture :- Zucchini Kichadi
I made this Zucchini kichadi for our Ona sadya in August, with a giant Zucchini from my Aunts garden.We got it a week just before Onam and it was sooo big, almost the size of a pumpkin.(Hope i m not comparing apples to oranges). Thus my Onam sadya had a fair share of Zucchini , showing its presence in Avial, Sambar, Koottu Thoran and Kichadi; yet  we got to eat this fresh produce for many more days. Actually the Sadya this time was a straight from the garden affair, with produce from relatives' , friends' and our own small garden. I wanted to make a Vellarikka( Cucumber) Pachadi / Kichadi, but since i had this Zucchini, I decided to give it a try. It was mind blowing-ly delicious..
On a different note, people always get confused with Pachadi and kichadi. May be people call this with different names in different regions of Kerala . As far as i m concerned Pachadi is the combination of sauteed vegetable with Yogurt, seasoned with mustard seeds, shallots, chile and curry leaves; Where as in  Kichadi , besides the mentioned mix, it will have fine paste of coconut and crushed mustard seeds. If you guys have any thoughts on this, please lemme know..
In picture :- Zucchini Kichadi
Ingredients:-
Zucchini peeled and cubed - 1.5 cup
Green chiles slit lengthwise - 3-4 ( naduve keeriyathu)
Salt to taste 
Water - 1/4 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Yogurt/Curd - 1 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp 
Cumin seeds - 1/8 tsp
For seasoning 
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dry red chile - 2-3 nos
Curry leaves
Oil
Method:-
Cook Cubed Zucchini with green chilies, salt and 1/4 cup water till its is tender and water is all absorbed.
Grind grated coconut with cumin seeds and mustard seeds to a very fine paste by adding a little curd. Mix this coconut paste to beaten curd . Combine the coconut mixture with the cooked Zucchini. 
Bring to boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from fire before it boils or it will curdle.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add curry leaves and dried red chiles and pour this over the curry. Serve warm

Notes :-
--For making Pachadi with the same, omit grated coconut and cumin seeds, but if you like you can add a pinch of  crushed mustard seeds.
--Do not add water while grinding coconut, add a little curd to get the right mix.
--Stir continuously while simmering the curry , and remove the pan from fire,  as soon as it is heated through so that it wont curdle, just like we do while making moru kachiyathu.
--The flavor of mustard seeds makes this dish unique , how ever,Some doesn't like the strong taste of  grinding mustard seeds with coconut , in that case crush the mustard seeds in a mortar and pestle and add to the curry.
In picture :- Zucchini Kichadi
Cheers
Sarah 

64 comments:

Shanthi said...

Sounds interesting and a nice twist with zuchinni

Happy Cook said...

My husbands Aunt have a garden too and in the summer she gave us so much huge Zucchin andhave to say they taste far better than the one in the supermakets.
I didn't know we could make this dish with zucchini, ilove it though,bookmarking this.

Suja Sugathan said...

Adipoli Kichadi Sarah..looks so delicious and creamy..

Hope you are better now..take care

Nandini said...

Nice click! Very lovely and tasty pach..uh..kichadi.

vrinda said...

My fav pachadi...looks faaaab............

Swathi said...

Kichadi adipoli Sarah.We call it pachadi for the sweet version of curry.

kitchen queen said...

nice and innovative khichadi.

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so creamy and delicious!

aipi said...

Lovely click.and a very beautiful n innovative dish!

US Masala

Biny Anoop said...

hey thx for the motivatn Sarah....saw ur zuchinni pachadi recipe...looking good.Will surely try it.I have had cucumber ,beetroot and carrot pachadi,this ones different...I appreciate the mind of the creator.
take care......
Biny

Rookie Qookie said...

First time hearing Kerala recipe with Zucchini...nice tweak :)

Cheers,
Reshmi
www.rookieqookie.com

Kairali sisters said...

Zucchini is my fav, veruthe kittyaklum kazhikum...Kichadi adipoli annee..

Hari Chandana said...

OMG !!... Amazing snaps dear.. really awesome.. gr8 job.. thanks for sharing !!

Satya said...

wow love the idea of using zucchini such a delicious way ..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

awesome clicks n pachadi with zucchini is very innovative,looks perfect....

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Zuccini pachadi adipoli.athinekalum aa pathramaneniku eshtapettathu.Kidu pics.

Sushma Mallya said...

Yummy dish, simple but really nice...

Rachana said...

A delicious way to use zucchini! Beautiful clicks :-)

Yummy Team said...

Never thought of preparing kichadi with zucchini..Great idea!! Kichadi looks delicious!! Picsnte karyam pinne parayendallo :)

Vasavi Suresh said...

Zucchini kichadi looks delicious. Clicks are wonderful...

Panchpakwan said...

Sounds healhty and delicious.

meeso said...

Sounds refreshing!

Uma said...

nice click!

Gulmohar said...

Love kichadi, such an inevitable part of the sadya..this is a cool idea da...
Tomatoes entethalla ketto..ee pravashyam nattil poyathu kondu krishi onnum nadannilla :(

Nisha said...

Kichadi adiploi annu keto

Ann said...

Thanks for trying to solve the eternal pachadi vs. kichadi debate, I am always confused between those two dishes!

Krishnaveni said...

tempting clicks, looks great

Priya said...

Awesome looking and tempting zucchini pachadi..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely dish and as always awesome clicks !!

Pushpa said...

Beautiful clicks...very delicious zucchini dish...

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Pachadi or kichadi, oops sorry, no matter any name they look extremely luscious and beautiful...:D

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

pachadi or kichadi whatever it is, looks yummmy and will be definitely trying some day..

simply.food said...

Looks simple to make yet sounds delicious.

Madhura Manoj said...

Beautiful Clicks.Kichadi looks so inviting..!

Silence Sings said...

How do you make so many innovative recipes???awesome.....I am late in replying your mail..but will be mailing you soon...take care...

NIDHYA said...

Love the idea of adding zucchini.. looks super delicious.

Aaha Oho

women-wisdom.com said...

Wonderful recipe. A new version with zucchini. Supern clicks Sarah.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

women-wisdom.com said...

Wonderful recipe. A new version with zucchini. Supern clicks Sarah.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

swapna said...

Love the way of using zucchini in pacchadi...looks delicious!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

any fruits or veggies from our own garden will have an super delicious taste.
Very new recipe to me. sounds great and clicks are awesom

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks great! new one!

Sulagna said...

Lovely clicks and what an innovative recipe !!

Best Regards
Sulagna
http://e-senseofspicenfragrance-sulagna.blogspot.com/

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nice use of Zucchini here....Nothing can beat garden fresh veggies...
Lovely clicks

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!nice zucchini....nice presentation and click!!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Inviting dish with superb shots as usual! :D

BeenaShylesh said...

yithu kondu enjanna undakkam alla..nannayittundu..kurachu choru kittyirunnankill.....ummmmmmmmmmm

An Open Book said...

great idea..i now know what to do with zucchini :)
and seriously, thanks for that enlightenment on pachadi and kichadi..i was thoroughly confused

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely recipe of Zucchini. Thanks for sharing it.

Jaisy James said...

wow grt dear. ithu kazhichittilla onnu try cheyyanam

Reshmi said...

zucchini...intersting creamy dish sarah...i love it!!!

Laya said...

Oh sarah, that is a gr8 idea. i always sees this zucchini at my farmers market and had no idea what to do with that. me too has confusions with pachadi and kichadi.now with this recipe i can make this soon

Madhu said...

Never made this Sarah. This looks very nice.
I missed your meduvada post! Thats my favorite too!

Nostalgia said...

Good one Sarah!

Nitha said...

Good one Sarah.. Even I had a great confusion about this.. For us - that's atleast in out part of calicut, we call all these as pachadi. :)

Biren said...

Looks really creamy and delicious. I like the addition of the green chilies. Lovely pictures as always!

Rumana Rawat said...

Looks great:)

kothiyavunu.com said...

Nice da.. looks delicious and appetizing!!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow I am HUNGRY! And pictures are so beautiful!

Susan and Abraham said...

Sounds interesting with zuchinni, wy not try my ZUCHINI MASALA: http://chackoskitchen.com/2010/01/courgette-masala/

Mini said...

Never tried zuchini in indian curries. Will definetely give it a try. Thank you

Padhu said...

Such a refreshing dish and lovely pics

Fathima said...

kidilam pachadi... awesome clicks, as usual!

Madhavi said...

Oh..This is very yummyyy!!

lissie said...

zucchini pachadi adipoli! beautiful clicks!

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