Courgette, zucchini or Kado as we say it in Persian, is treated as vegetable but botanically zucchini is fruit. The abundant Courgette in company with other ingredients change into something really delicious. You can make lovely frittata , stew, curry and soup with zucchini.
Today in my kitchen I will cook a Persian style DIVINE vegetarian zucchini spaghetti with spices and full of flavour, colour and taste. This recipe has approve by my family members and my guests.
2 large green zucchini, diced
400g tinned chopped tomato
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, grated
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp cinnamon
1tbsp curry powder
1tbsp Persian saffron water
2 potatoes, sliced
3tbsp Greek yogurt
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion until soft. Add chopped zucchini and bell pepper. Cook until zucchini is softened, Stirring occasionally.
Now, add tinned tomato, above mentioned spices, saffron water and season with salt and pepper. and remove from the heat. Now add grated garlic and gently mix all ingredients.
Cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Drain the spaghetti and stir into the zucchini sauce.
Heat the Olive oil in a pan, layer slices of potatoes and spread curry powder top of potatoe as you see in the photo. Pour spaghetti top of the potatoes. Cover the pot with a lid and leave to cook potatoes over medium heat.
In a bowl with Greek yogurt, add one grated garlic, pinch of salt, pinch of dried mint or dill. Mix all together.
Serve the zucchini spaghetti with garlic yogurt sauce and crispy fried potatoes from bottom of the pot.