Easy zucchini curry recipe with chickpeas

This zucchini curry recipe is easy to make and offers a tantalizing blend of flavors. Bursting with aromatic spices and vibrant zucchini, this dish offers a delicious twist on traditional curry. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a tasty addition to your vegetarian repertoire.

A spoonful of zucchini curry is removed from the pot.

Why are zucchini so delicious in a curry?

Zucchini is delicious in curry because it absorbs the rich flavors of the spices and sauce while maintaining its own mild, slightly sweet taste.

Its tender texture adds a pleasant contrast to the dish, complementing the heartiness of the other ingredients.

Additionally, zucchini’s subtle flavor allows it to pair well with a variety of spices and herbs commonly used in curry recipes, creating a balanced and flavorful dish.

The ingredients needed to prepare zucchini curry are gathered on a wooden board.The ingredients needed to prepare zucchini curry are gathered on a wooden board.

What is zucchini curry made from?

Zucchini curry, or zucchini curry, is a delicious and flavorful dish that is easy to prepare using simple ingredients.

To prepare it you will need fresh zucchini, chopped onions, diced tomatoes, pressed garlic and cooked chickpeas. The dish is cooked in a spicy curry sauce made from a mixture of curry powder, cumin, red chili powder and tomato paste. The sauce is then thickened with creamy coconut milk to give it a rich, velvety texture.

To taste, you can add salt and black pepper according to your preference. This dish is perfect for vegetarians and vegans. You can serve it with rice, naan bread or any other side dish of your choice.

Step-by-step images showing frying zucchini and onions, as well as chickpeas in a pan.Step-by-step images showing frying zucchini and onions, as well as chickpeas in a pan.

Optional Indian spices

Although Indian zucchini curry recipe is already a mouth-watering dish, adding a few optional Indian spices can elevate the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness. Turmeric powder, with its bright yellow color and sweet, slightly bitter flavor, adds depth to the dish.

Cilantro powder, with its warm, earthy flavor, perfectly complements the zucchini and other ingredients.

Black mustard seeds, with their tangy, slightly sweet taste, add a unique flavor and texture to the dish. I recommend using these spices wisely, adding them based on your taste preferences to achieve the perfect balance of flavors.

Step by step images showing adding diced tomatoes and spices to the pan.Step by step images showing adding diced tomatoes and spices to the pan.

How to make zucchini curry?

Zucchini curry is a delicious dish that you can easily prepare at home.

To start, gently wash the zucchini and dry them with kitchen towels. Carefully remove the ends and cut them into small pieces.

Heat a little vegetable oil or olive oil in a pan and add the diced onions and diced zucchini. Let them cook for about 10 minutes over medium heat until everything is tender and cooked through.

Then add the finely chopped garlic, followed by the chickpeas, diced tomatoes, creamy full fat coconut milk (or coconut cream) and tomato paste with the spices. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper over the mixture to enhance the flavor of the zucchini. Cook for another 5 minutes over medium-high heat, allowing the flavors to blend and the curry to thicken.

Once the vegan zucchini curry is ready, simply serve it hot and enjoy the warm, comforting flavors of this delicious dish!

Top view of zucchini curry with wooden spoon.Top view of zucchini curry with wooden spoon.

What to serve with zucchini curry

To complement the vibrant flavors of zucchini curry, consider serving it with fluffy basmati rice or fragrant jasmine rice to soak up the delicious sauce.

A side of warm naan or roti can add delicious texture and help pick up every last bit of curry.

For a refreshing contrast, serve with a simple cucumber and tomato salad dressed with a light vinaigrette or a refreshing yogurt and cucumber raita.

Zucchini curry ready in a large saucepan.Zucchini curry ready in a large saucepan.

How to Store Leftover Zucchini Curry

To preserve the flavors and freshness of leftover zucchini curry, let it cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container.

Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. This ensures that it is sealed tightly to prevent any odors from affecting other foods.

For longer storage, you can freeze the curry in freezer-safe containers or bags for up to 2-3 months. Simply defrost it overnight in the refrigerator before gently reheating it on the stove or in the microwave until nice and warm.

Close-up of zucchini curry.Close-up of zucchini curry.

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Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini, diced

  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and pressed

  • 2 tablespoons of curry powder

  • 1/2 cup onions, diced

  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped flesh removed

  • 1 teaspoon of cumin

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 14 oz coconut milk, canned

  • salt, black pepper to taste

Remarks

  • To preserve the flavors and freshness of leftover zucchini curry, let it cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container.
  • Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. This ensures that it is sealed tightly to prevent any odors from affecting other foods.

Nutritional information:

Yield: 4

Portion: 1 cup

Amount per serving:

Calories: 322Total fat: 11gSaturated fat: 6gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fats: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 471 mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 12gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g

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