Tori (Zucchini)

I’ve loved tori since I was a kid, and it’s one of the few vegetables I love eating, only if it’s cooked the Pakistani way, though. Potatoes I can have in any form, but tori only hits the spot if its stewed in an onion and tomato masala with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro, mopped up by some naan or fresh roti. Ok, now that i’m hungry (and conveniently have some cooked for dinner today) i’ll get on to the recipe so we can all just eat!

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 medium sized Zucchini(or 4-5 small), peeled and cut into small pieces

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 hari mirch (green chilli pepper), chopped into chunks

1 T ginger garlic paste

1/2 t salt

1/2 t cayenne pepper

1/4 t haldi (turmeric powder)

oil for cooking

fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

In a pan with a lid, heat about 4 T oil and saute the onions until they are light golden brown. Then add the chopped tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, hari mirch, salt, haldi and cayenne and saute over a medium flame for about 15 minutes, adding a little water if needed. The longer you cook the masala (onions and tomatoes) the better the dish will taste. Once the masala is cooked add the chopped tori and mix it into the masala. 


Cook on a low flame, covered, for about 8-10 minutes. Then just sprinkle over some fresh cilantro leaves and it’s ready to serve!


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