An award and a tip on growing Zucchini

My mother is thrilled reading your comments about her cross stitch work. She is poised enough to calmly handle a couple of compliments thrown in her way. But I turn into a walloping mass of soft butter when a dear friend like Rushina hands over an award. Thank you, this is my first of its kind, and I shall be proudly wearing it.

Grilled Zucchini

Grilled Zucchini-colors

Did I tell you about the Zucchini bumper crop that we once had? After taking a break for one year we came back to growing it once again, taking into account of the fact that we use Zucchini a lot in cooking. Just to site few examples, we know from our experience that this vegetable can skillfully disappear in to a sambar, blend very well in a dal, or act as substitute snake gourd in an avial. This year we are careful about harvesting it in the right time though. What we lacked as fresh owners of a cultivable strip of land two years ago, was the simple wisdom to harvest this vegetable at the right time, that is when they are about 6-8 inches long. So if you are not acting judiciously you can bake a bread with, fry some, make one or two curries, and then trash the rest of the single ginormous Zucchini we are talking about. We have learned the lesson and are now wiser!

And here is the award, read how it is passed around in blogosphere.

superios scribbler

“Of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A Few Rules. They are, forthwith:

1) Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
2) Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
3) Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
4) Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
5) Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog “

I am honored to bestow this award upon the following ladies whose blogs are genuinely inspiring and exceptional.

1) Indian Food Rocks – She knows how, when and what to write in a blog. Her posts are peppered with subtle good humor and I love it.

2) Cooks Cottage - Simply delicious style of writing, I am a huge fan.

3) A mad tea party - A story is always hers to tell, and I am all ears

4) Mahanandi – The first Indian blog I came across, has been a favorite ever since. Love the grounded air of the blog.

5) എന്റെ നാലുകെട്ടും തോണിയും – Ingipennu from the food blog Ginger and mango writes this blog in Malayalam. When you step into her blog, you will know instantly that there is more to Ingi than what you know.

Recipe for grilled Zucchini

* This recipe works best with a cast iron grill pan

Zucchini - 3 nos
Coconut milk - 2 tbsp
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - crushed - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp or more
Turmeric- optional
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Coconut oil - to brush on the grill

Cut Zucchinis length wise into strips of about 5 cm thickness. Mix, coconut milk, ginger paste, crushed curry leaves, Kashmiri chilly powder (more if you so desire), turmeric and salt. Arrange the pieces on a flat surface and gently brush on the marinade, turn sides and brush again. Keep for 20-30 minutes. Heat a grill pan, when it is very hot brush with coconut oil. Grill the marinated pieces for about 3-4 minutes each side


Ria Mathew said...

Archana, I love your pics! They are so good! And you truly deserve that award! :)Congratulations!!

Nina Timm said...

Well done on the are a very worthy recipient!!! I would trade this plate filled with delicious zucchinis any day for my steak...!

Bharathy said...

Archana, Glad to see you in my place!! :)..
Happier to see you blogging after a long time..Sorry! :)
...Wonderful to see you with the 'Click' award!..
Superior Scribbler awardinum prethyekam Congrats!..:)

Now I know from where you'd acquired your creativity!..your Ammachi!!:)
Gorgeous Piece!!!..Look at the facial expression of the Lady and the Divine bring out this in stitches is not that easy...lively shades too...
A Real Masterpiece!..

Onam ivide karyamayittu onnum illa.. :)..running around for weddings..

Happy Onam to you and your Family, Archana.. :)

Sanghi said...

Archana.. delicious..! Lovely click..! I'm following you! Do check my blog!:)

Parita said...

Congratulation on your award! gorgeous click there, grilling zucchini is great and loved your style of marinate..sounds delicious!

Soma said...

Beautiful Grill marks! We often grill our vegiies; but I just loved your use of coconut milk.

Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

What a lovely blog! And that zucchini looks perfect!


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