Cubed Zucchini in Cashew Sauce

Because zucchini is being so generous in my garden, I decided to return the favor and treat it royally. I picked two zucchinis. Diced them into bite-sized cubes and added them to rich cashew sauce. Zucchini looked like it was in a state of Zen, and that made us happy. This is a good zucchini recipe for those of you who would like to avoid tomatoes but still like to indulge in sauces.

Yellow Zucchini and Cashews

Cubed Zucchini in Cashew Sauce

2 young and tender, yellow zucchini, cubed to bite-sized pieces
1 small red onion or shallot, finely chopped
1/2 cup crowder peas fresh or frozen (or any beans you prefer) for protein
1 tablespoon, peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon each – turmeric, salt and chilli powder (or to taste)

For cashew sauce:
2 tablespoons, roasted, unsalted cashew pieces
1 teaspoon each – coriander seeds and cumin seeds
4 cloves and half inch piece of cinnamon
1/2 x 1/2 inch piece ginger
Blend the above ingredients to smooth paste in a blender or mortar.

In a saucepan or skillet, heat oil.
Do the tadka (toast a pinch each cumin and mustard seeds).
Add onion and saute to soft.
Add zucchini and the peas.
Add the cashew paste and also turmeric, salt and chilli powder. Add about half cup water. Mix well.
Cover and cook for about ten minutes. Do not over-cook. Zucchini should remain crisp and tender.
Serve as a side vegetable for chapati or rice or with upma or dosa.

Yellow Zucchini in Cashew Sauce with Dosa
Yellow Zucchini in Cashew Sauce with Dosa ~ Meal on the Weekend


  • By Manju Rajender, May 18, 2010 @ 5:59 am

    Indira :) I agree you have protein in :) . As usual a very simple dish and looks very yummy. I will give it a try.

  • By Arathi, May 18, 2010 @ 9:59 am

    yum….will give this a try! Thanks.

  • By Hari Chandana, May 18, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    Woww.. Delicious!!.. looks soo tempting.. As usual beautiful photo..:)

  • By DK, May 18, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    Never made zucchini this way! Cant wait to try it!

  • By Nabeela, May 18, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

    Hi Indira,
    I am loving the posts here about veggies from your garden. They’re truly inspiring me to grow some this year too :)

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