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Top 10 Zucchini Recipes
Last Updated : May 04,2018
Top 10 Veg Zucchini Recipes
A decade back, many of us might not have even heard of zucchini but today we can hardly avoid it. It stares at us from the racks of almost all vegetable shops and prompts us to pick up at least a few! An exotic vegetable that is easily available and widely used today, zucchini has proved its worth as more than a salad veggie. Quite similar to cucumber, zucchini is available throughout the year. It is available in two variants – green and yellow, the green ones being more commonly used.
Salads and sandwiches are amongst the first uses of zucchini that one can think of. Common though this might sound, rest assured that the zucchini will transform the dish into a special one. Try options like the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sandwich and the Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad to believe us. When you are ready to look beyond that, you can make a yummy Zucchini Stir- Fry or an elegant dish like the Baked Cheesy Zucchini Slices. Zucchini Fritters with Spicy Mayo Dip is a wonderful snack that can be served as a starter at parties. When standard starters like French fries and tikkis get boring, you know it is time to try something different like the fritters or perhaps even the Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries.
Brace yourself for the bigger and better surprises that are in store for you! Guess what, we also show you how to make savoury tarts and muffins with zucchini. The Zucchini and Flax Seed Muffins, for example, is a great way to make your whole family go gaga over zucchini, including kids. To appeal to elders, you can try incorporating the zucchini into subzis, rotis and other Indian dishes. The Zucchini Thepla is one such dish, which everybody will love.
Have a go at these recipes, and try other zucchini based delights . Next time you go to the market, you will not stop and think at the zucchini basket. You will go straight ahead and grab some, if you have not already added it to your list.
Top 10 Veg Zucchini Recipes
‘Minimal ingredients but maximum flavour’ – that is the mantra this recipe follows! By virtue of using everyday ingredients and simple but appropriate cooking methods to draw out the best aroma and flavour, the yummy, cheesy Zucchini Stir-Fry is bound to become everybody’s favourite. Take care to grate the zucchini thickly so that it does not lump up with the cheese when cooked. Also, serve immediately to avoid wateriness.
Zucchini features as an interesting finger food here, after being coated with a spicy batter and deep-fried to perfection.
A spicy mayo dip made of mayonnaise and Schezuan sauce multiples the appeal of the Zucchini Fritters so much that it will test to will power to stop feasting on this snack!
You can also try Herbed Maggi Fritters
or Spicy Paneer Fritters
Zucchini, a vegetable that you generally tend to associate with continental dishes and baked recipes, fits beautifully into our all-time desi favourite – the humble thepla!
The whole wheat flour dough is enriched with zucchini, ginger and garlic, and in a unique twist, we also put a little dried herbs and seasonings into it. This gives the Zucchini Thepla a very exciting, fusion flavour.
Do not rest the dough for too long as it will get watery and you will not be able to roll it properly. Be generous with the oil while cooking, or you might end up with dry and hard theplas.
Serve this delicious thepla with pickles
. You can try exciting options like the Herbed Curd Dip
and the Mustard Chilli Pickle
Zucchini and cheese get along so beautifully together in this masterpiece! Juicy slices of zucchini are baked with a coating of bread crumbs and cheese, which gives it a very unique and enjoyable texture.
Since the zucchini slices are dipped in olive oil before coating with other ingredients, you might find that some of the oil oozes out onto the butter paper on baking. That is normal, and not something to worry about! You will really love the gooey yet crisp texture of the cheesy crust – but make sure you have the Baked Cheesy Zucchini Slices fresh and hot, before they get chewy.
You can also use parmesan cheese powder instead of grated cheese. Have a go at other zucchini delights like the Zucchini Fritters with Spicy Mayo Dip
and Zucchini and Yellow Pepper Toast
A perfect balance of textures and flavours makes the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sandwich a delight to relish!
Mellow zucchini, pungent capsicum, peppy herbs and spiky spices come together to make a mind-boggling filling for mustard-lined hot dog rolls.
Cheese cubes are also added to this arrangement as they melt when grilled, lending an irresistible flavour and texture to the sandwich. Serve the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sandwich immediately after grilling with tangy tomato ketchup.
You can also try other interesting snacks with zucchini like Cheesy Zucchini and Baby Corn Pizza
and Corn and Zucchini Savoury Tarts
This is a unique muffin with a fabulous, exotic flavour! A batter of plain dough is enhanced with grated zucchini, flax seeds powder and brown sugar, all of which give the muffins a very interesting mouth-feel and rare flavour.
A dash of cinnamon, some mashed bananas and vanilla add to the flavour of the Zucchini and Flax Seed Muffins, making it a yummy treat that appeals to all. If you are not having these muffins immediately, warm them up for a few seconds in a microwave oven before serving.
Serve these muffins for breakfast accompanied with a smoothie or milkshake
This snack is a cheese-lover’s dream come true! Unpeeled zucchini fingers are coated excitingly with cheese and breadcrumbs, and baked in an oven till it acquires a uniquely cheesy crispness!
It is basically the kind of snack that is both crisp and chewy, an amazing texture that everybody loves. To make these Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries, we have suggested parmesan cheese powder, but you can also use freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Serve this as an appetizer
or evening snack
, with Chipotle Sauce
Here, a superlatively tasty mix of sweet corn, zucchini and capsicum in white sauce adorns crispy savoury tarts. What makes the topping so amazing is the addition of herbs, seasonings and Schezwan sauce, which transform the mellow white sauce based mix into a tongue-tickling treat.
An exquisite garnish of spring onion whites and greens adds more punch to the Corn and Zucchini Savoury Tarts, making it impossible to say ‘no’ to a second helping.
These tarts make a wonderful teatime treat
When it comes to cooking, a little know-how can take you a long way and help you create an unending range of innovative foods, such as Broccoli and Zucchini in Red Capsicum Gravy. Here, look at how red capsicum lends itself to prepare a delectable gravy that is not only flavourful but healthy too, being rich in antioxidants, vitamin A and E. Adding broccoli, baby corn and zucchini imparts an exotic international touch to this subzi.
This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds.
Apple adds a nice fruity note to the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sprouted Moong Salad, while lemon adds a zesty tanginess. Enjoy this salad immediately after tossing, while the textures are still crisp and fresh.
Cabbage and Moong Dal Salad
, Lemony Yoghurt Salad
, Lettuce and Apple Salad With Lemon Dressing
, Lettuce and Paneer Salad in Sesame Dressing
, Orange Sesame Tabbouleh
, Pear, Apple and Date Salad with Orange Dressing
, Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad
, Stir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad
and Whole Masoor Salad
are few more nutritious salads to enjoy during pregnancy.
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