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Indian Spiced Puree of Courgettes (Gooda Bartha)

ingredients

serves 10
1 kg courgettes
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
25 ml oil or ghee
75 g chopped onion
3 sliced, fresh green chillies
1/4 tsp chilli powder

method

1. Cut off the stalk, peel, cut in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds. Cut into 7 cm square pieces, trim the edges and wash in cold water.

2. Place into boiling salted water, bring back to the boil, skim and simmer gently for 5 minutes.

3. Remove from the water with a spider and drain on a cloth and pass through a sieve.

4. Fry 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp mustard seeds in 25 ml oil or ghee until the seeds crackle.

5. Add 75 g chopped onion and 3 sliced, fresh green chillies, the mashed courgette and 1/4 tsp chilli powder and cook until most of the moisture has evaporated.

6. Serve in a vegetable dish, marked trellis-fashion.

What did you think?

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Too spicy
posted by Gina @ 01:49PM, 10/02/08
Very nice but had to add a couple of potatoes as it was too spicy. Will probably try again but with less chillies
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