Zucchini as such is a bland vegetable and I never could have imagined this north Indian style gravy curry. Thanks to my friend who saw it on the internet and passed it on to me. I slightly modified the ingredients to suit our taste. It turned out very rich and silky. The next time I would try it without the cream and check out the difference. I was always under the impression that the gravy curries take a lot of time to prepare and so surprised that this curry was done in under 30 min. I am glad that this qualifies for the theme of 'Curry in a Hurry' as part of BM#5 (Day 3) .

Zucchini Gravy Curry

Ingredients - 

Zucchini , grated 2 cups
Onions , finely chopped 1/2 cup
Tomatoes, chopped 1 cup
Heavy Whipping Cream 4 Tbsp (I used 'Reddi wip' whipped cream)
Milk 1/2 cup
Garlic, crushed 2-3 cloves
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp 
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Seasoning (Oil 2 Tbsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated sauce pan, add a teaspoon of oil and saute the onions until translucent. Add crushed garlic and tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are mushy.

Remove the cooked mixture and make a paste upon cooling. [I like to make a paste of the cooked onion-tomato mixture for the gravy base. But this is totally optional.]

Clean the sauce pan and put it again on medium heat. Add the remaining oil and saute the jeera. Add the ground onion-tomato paste, turmeric, red chilli powder and cook till oil oozes out. 

Now is the time to add the grated zucchini and mix well. Cook for a couple minutes and then add the whipped cream and milk. Also add in the salt as per taste, cover with a lid and let it cook for about 7-8 min.

The curry becomes creamy with oil oozing out. Sprinkle some garam masala and give a gentle mix and cover with a lid. 

Remove from fire and garnish with coriander leaves just before serving.

Zucchini Gravy Curry

Tastes good with Roti/Naan or even with steaming  hot rice/pulao.

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Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 3-4 Adults
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, May 11, 2011


  1. AJ Says:
  2. Looks delicious!! I love zucchini in any form:)

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. That is an excellent idea. Never grated zucchini to make the curry. I will surely give this a try :)

  5. Usha Says:
  6. Even I prefer cooked onion paste to raw onion paste.

  7. Jayashree Says:
  8. Looks creamy and delish.

  9. Suparna Says:
  10. yummy comforting and delicious

  11. veena Says:
  12. Harini one more yummy curry from you. looks very good:-)

  13. Unknown Says:
  14. Love the vibrant orange color and huge fan of Zucchinis in any form :)

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. thats cool, I think it will be perfect with rotis or chappathis..:)

  17. Suma Gandlur Says:
  18. Looks delicious. I think cream can be replaced with milk too.

  19. Padma Says:
  20. Looks delicious.. perfect for chapathis. I too prefer cooked onion tomato paste. Can try replacing cream to yogurt for a change.

  21. aipi Says:
  22. Can be had as a dip too ~ so creamy n yummy!
    US Masala

  23. Creamy gravy, look delicious..I have tried your whole wheat strawberry cake, Please check it in my blog dear...

  24. divya Says:
  25. I am drooling here....Yummy!

  26. Looks delicious and creamy.An innovative recipe
    South Indian Home

  27. Srivalli Says:
  28. Wow so inviting!

  29. Shylaja Says:
  30. Delicious and creamy recipe.Yummy

  31. Priya Suresh Says:
  32. Curry looks soo inviting,creamy and delicious..

  33. Lovely gravy curry. I bet it would taste heavenly with Dosa!

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