Few years ago, we came to US. It took a while 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.
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
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.
- 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 Semolina Zucchini fritters as an appetizer or as a side dish with meals.