Zucchini pasta

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Zucchini has lots of vitamin A, few calories, and it is simple to cook. I used to make sambar with zucchini and now I tried to make pasta with it, came out well.

Zucchini pasta

Ingredients:

      • 1 cup – Elbow pasta
      • 1/2 cup – Zucchini (sliced)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped finely)
      • 1 tsp – Ginger garlic paste
      • 1 pinch – Fennel seeds
      • 1/8 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 tsp – Red chilli powder
      • 1 1/2 tsp – Coriander powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Garam masala powder
      • 1 tbsp – Coriander and mint leaves chopped
      • Salt as needed
      • Any cheese for garnishing

Zucchini pasta process

Zucchini pasta

Preparation method:

  1. In a deep pan, heat water with a few drops of oil and bring it to a boil. Add pasta along with 1tsp salt and let it cook for 10 minutes or until it turns soft and firm. Now check the pasta and drain excess water using a colander; keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, place sliced zucchini (slice as shown in the picture) and fry until slightly golden brown. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, season with fennel seeds and followed by onion, ginger garlic paste along with little salt, saute until translucent. Then add tomato and saute until mushy.
  4. Now add all masala powders given in the ingredient list and saute until raw smell goes. Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 5 -10 mins.
  5. Finally add cooked pasta and fried zucchini, mix well everything and cook for another 5 mins. Sprinkle coriander and mint leaves, switch off the stove. Serve hot with cheese on top. 

Zucchini pasta

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