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Chappan Kaddu Ki Sabzi (Summer Squash Curry)

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Summer Squash Curry

Summer Squash Curry

Chappan kaddu is one of of the many varieties of summer squashes, the fruit of the plant Cucurbita pepo, to which almost all summer squashes belong. Compared to winter squashes, summer squashes have a shorter storage life.

Chappan kaddu ki sabzi is a delicious North-Indian style curry. It takes just a few basic spices to turn this bland vegetable into a delicious dish, which can be served with any Indian flatbread.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

25 min

40 min

3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 500 grams chappan kaddu (summer squash), washed, peeled, and cut into wedges
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons haran dhania (cilantro), chopped
  • water, as needed

Instructions

  1. Keep a kadhai (pan) over full heat. Add oil. Once the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium. Add the onions and saute until light pink.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes. Cook till they become little soft; then add the spices and salt.
  3. Roast the tomatoes until the oil separates out.
  4. Add the chappan kaddu. Reduce the heat to low. Mix well and cover with a lid. If the masala is getting dry, add about 1/4 cup water before covering.
  5. Check the sabzi every 3-4 minutes until the sabzi is cooked soft and the water dries up. When the vegetables are half done, add 1-2 teaspoons of cilantro.
  6. Garnish the dish with cilantro and serve with roti or paratha.

Video: Chappan Kaddu Ki Sabzi (Summer Squash Curry)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 20, 2020:

I am certain the potatoes will turn out delicious. Thank you for giving this recipe a try, Liza.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 20, 2020:

Thank you, Miebakagh.

Liza from USA on March 20, 2020:

I definitely going to try this recipe! My husband and I love anything that involved chili powder, turmeric, and garam masala. However, I will replace the squash to potatoes. I hope this is okay:) Thank you Rajan for sharing this yummy recipe!

Miebakagh Fiberesima on March 19, 2020:

Hello Rajah, yes, I can. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 19, 2020:

You can skip the chilli powder, Pamela. Thank you for appreciating.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 19, 2020:

Thanks for appreciating, Mitara.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 19, 2020:

Thanks for stopping by, Peggy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 19, 2020:

Thanks, Miebakagh. I hope you can.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 19, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 19, 2020:

I don't understand why other words/images are overlapping the writing. Thanks for appreciating & I hope you can try this one.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 19, 2020:

Thanks for the feedback, Bill. I'm glad Bev liked it.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 19, 2020:

Thank you, Rebecca and I hope you do try this.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 19, 2020:

This dish sounds very good but I would have to do without the red chili powder. My stomach does not tolerater pepper as much as I love it. Thanks for this very good recipe.

Mitara N from South Africa on March 19, 2020:

This dish looks absolutely exquisite

Thanks for sharing

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 18, 2020:

This sounds delicious! I love all of those ingredients. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on March 18, 2020:

Hello Rajan, I am not a complete vegetarian, but I take delight in spoiling myself with a vegan diet. I can get all the ingredients in my area. To try it out. Thanks for sharing.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 18, 2020:

spicy foods are delicious and one of my favorite squash curry looks yummy

Fourwaystoyummy from Coupeville WA on March 18, 2020:

This sounds amazing and since I have written a children's vegetable cookbook I am eager to try all vegetable recipes. Thank you. You should know that the instructions are hard to decipher because there are other words and images overlapping the writing.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 18, 2020:

I'm such a picky eater, I'm afraid these recipes are not my cup of tea. But my wife tried one of them and said it was delicious.

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on March 18, 2020:

I love summer squash. Must try this! It sounds healthy and tasty! Thanks for sharing.