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Shallow Fried Zucchini

shallow fried Zucchini
Few years back, we came to US.  It took a little time to know the local varieties of vegetables and fruits.  I learned that Cantaloupe is nothing but a variety of Muskmelon and Butternut Squash tastes quite similar to Pumpkin.  I keep trying to cook local seasonal vegetables in a desi style.. making paratha, curry and today's Konkani style shallow fried Zucchini.

Ingredients:
Zucchini Squash - 2
Semolina/Rava/Sooji - 1/2 cup
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Chat Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt
Oil
How to shallow fry Zucchini Squash:
Dice zucchini into slightly thick slices.  Sprinkle black pepper powder, cayenne pepper, chat masala and little salt.  Mix well.
Zucchini squash
Coat the zucchini slices in semolina and shallow fry in a pan drizzling little oil.  Check with a spatula if zucchini is cooked.  Roast until the semolina crust turns crisp.  You can add the seasonings to semolina as well.  Serve Zucchini fritters as an appetizer or as a side dish with meals.

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