Curried Summer Vegetables

Here in The South zucchini squash are so productive! You almost have to remove the flowers as a form of birth control by the end of Summer!  You can use them in just about any cooked dish. They can even be used to reduce the fat in cakes and cookies.

Curried Summer Vegetables

A few cloves of garlic

One large onion

A few zucchini squash

A teaspoon each of turmeric, cumin, and curry powder

A few bay leaves

A couple banana chili peppers

vegetable or chicken broth

olive oil and butter

1) Coat the bottom of a Dutch Oven with olive oil and add a few tablespoons of butter and heat over medium.  Once the butter has melted add the garlic.


2) Add a few bay leaves. Stir to coat with the butter.


3) Add the onion and stir to coat with the oil and butter


4) Once the onions have begun to sweat and soften, add a teaspoon each of turmeric, cumin, and curry powder.


5) When the spices have filled the kitchen with fragrance, add a cup of broth. You can use water, also. I added banana chilies from the garden, too.


6) Bring it to a soft boil. Add the zucchini.


7) When the zucchinis have soften, I decided I wanted it a little more than just zucchini so I add two cups of rice.


8) In about 15 minutes, the rice will have absorbed the broth and should have plumped up.


It made about six servings.  Serve it with a pita or some other flat bread. You can add a few teaspoons of crush red pepper to add some heat!


I guess I should actually call this curried zucchini as that is the main ingredient?



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16 responses to “Curried Summer Vegetables

  1. shashi @

    Cannot wait for the full version – I love love love curried EVERYTHING!


  2. A tasty dish,…Yummm! I eat a lot like this! 😃


  3. Looks like a delicious way to use up all of those squashes! We all seem to plant too many.


  4. Arthur, I’m here in Raleigh. I planted 2 zucchini and 2 yellow squash and so far — lots of flowers but only 2 yellow and 1 zucchini have come from that. The plants are huge, but underneath they look like they’re rotting or something. This recipe looks great and I’ll try it, but any idea what happened to my squash plants? First year I’ve planted a garden here….


    • There are some form of fungus which may cause rot. Sometimes spraying with a fungicide may help. Also, if they fertilized plants my produce tons of leaves and flowers (male) but no fruit. I had that problem the first year I planted squash. Also, make sure you haven’t sprayed insecticide. Hope that helps!


      • Tell me more…I had this terrific plant producing great zucchini. But a hard wind came and snap it at the base. Do you cage your zucchini? My other plants are not producing as well. Just like Jackie, lots of flowers and bees, but not much fruit… I do remember reading something about male and female flowers….anyway, the big question: do u cage em or support them in some other way?


  5. This sounds so aromatic and flavorful. What a great way to use the bountiful zucchini this season.


  6. I have to try that-yum!


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