Zucchini Thogayal


I have a happy news to share with you all. My 25 recipes under the title “Paarampariya Muriyal Naveena Samyal (Traditionally Modern) got published in a magazine called Sneghidi, as a supplement 🙂 I thought I will tell this note with one of the recipes I gave them.

After moving abroad, I started eating Zucchini. Usually I add it in dishes like pasta, panang curry etc. One lazy day I wanted to do some quick rice accompaniment and when I was searching in my fridge Zucchini pulled my attention. Inspired from Ridge Gourd ( Peerkangai) thogayal, this is a version using Zucchini.


Zucchini  – 2, peeled and cut into small cubes

Urad dal – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/8 tsp

Red chilli – 2 (Adjust according to your taste)

Tamrind – 1/2 tbsp, without seed

Asofetida – generous pinch

Salt – as needed

Oil – 1 tsp

To temper:

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Coconut oil -1/2 tsp


  • Add oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add the zucchini with a pinch of salt and sauté until they turn soft and tender. Add mustard seeds, dry red chillies and urad dal and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until urad dal changes color


  •  Transfer the content to a plate and let them cool


  • Grind the cooled mixture along with tamarind, required salt and little water; into a smooth texture. Add water according to the desired consistency
  • Add oil to the pan, when the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Allow it to crackle and add it to the zucchini thogayal. Serve the Zucchini Thogayal along with a rice and ghee/idli/dosai/uthappam



  • Zucchini and urad dal can be cooked separately
  • Coconut can be added if desired

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37 thoughts on “Zucchini Thogayal

  1. Sadhna Grover April 15, 2015 at 4:17 PM Reply

    Nice recipe of Zucchini, even me I have started using it my kitchen from last few years. Spare some time to visit my place.

  2. srividhya April 13, 2015 at 4:27 PM Reply

    I somehow missed this post. Congrats and great recipe

  3. Francesca, Beauty & Makeup Blogger April 13, 2015 at 5:08 AM Reply

    Congratulation for the pubblciation on Sneghidi

  4. Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness April 12, 2015 at 10:45 PM Reply

    Love the look of this! I need to buy more zucchini!

  5. Padma April 12, 2015 at 3:55 PM Reply

    Nice recipe dear…mine is totally different:)..will try this next time:)

  6. Malar April 12, 2015 at 2:14 PM Reply

    Kalakal Vidya…That is an awesome news 🙂 so happy for you. wishing more to come!!! Beautiful recipe as well…never thought of using zucchini for thogayal !!!great innovation dear!!!

  7. Mullai Madavan April 12, 2015 at 12:42 PM Reply

    Luv the idea of putting use of zucchini in thuvayal form. Must be similar to peerkangai, right? I’ve bookmarked to try, there is a zucchini which is hiding somewhere in the refrigerator.

  8. Varsha April 12, 2015 at 12:40 PM Reply

    Wow! really happy news Vidya ji.. and thogayal with zucchini is interesting 🙂

  9. Amanda | What's Cooking April 12, 2015 at 10:50 AM Reply

    What great news! That’s so cool 😉

  10. Arasi Arumugam April 12, 2015 at 8:52 AM Reply

    Thogayal looks absolutely delicious Vidya 🙂

  11. Loretta April 12, 2015 at 7:26 AM Reply

    Great job on the feature, this looks like a wonderful recipe 🙂

  12. Ginger April 12, 2015 at 5:06 AM Reply

    Congratulations! And the dish looks delicious!!

  13. Chitra Jagadish April 12, 2015 at 2:38 AM Reply

    Wow never tried zucchini chutney, this looks interesting and delish. … And Congrats dear….

  14. Charanya April 12, 2015 at 1:40 AM Reply

    that is so awesome 🙂 Congrats 🙂

  15. Bilna Sandeep April 12, 2015 at 12:41 AM Reply

    Now that looks yummy! I feel I should try this one 🙂 And hey congrats on getting your Recipes published 🙂

  16. dsupriyareddy April 11, 2015 at 11:20 PM Reply

    Congrats vidya for the publication!!! Recipe looks yummy!!!

  17. arnedehn April 11, 2015 at 10:48 PM Reply

    So cool !

  18. LifestyleswithLia April 11, 2015 at 10:40 PM Reply

    My congratulations to you on being published! That’s great news !
    And oh zucchini is one of my favorite veggies
    This looks glorious!!
    Have a lovely rest of your weekend!

  19. swapnakarthik April 11, 2015 at 10:37 PM Reply

    Congrats,Vidya…Will try to get the magazine soon…

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