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Indian Stir-Fry Recipe

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A quick, easy and healthy Indian-style stir-fry recipe I've been messing with. Enjoy!

Deliver Ingredients


  • Vegetable oil 
  • 2 teaspoon whole cumin
  • 1 tablespoon whole brown mustard seed
  • 6-12 curry leaves, crushed or torn to release their oils
  • ¼-½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-3 medium-large zucchini, cubed or sliced into medallions
  • Mixed vegetables, like broccoli or snow peas
  • Salt, to taste


Add the oil to your pan turn the heat up to medium heat.

As the oil is heating, add the cumin, mustard seed, and curry leaves and let them cook for a minute or two, taking care not to burn the spices.

Next, add the turmeric and allow it to cook for another minute or so, continuing to stir. (Cooking the turmeric is an important step because raw turmeric is rather bitter, and cooking it helps to cut the bitterness almost completely.)

Add the ginger, garlic, and onions. Sauté until the onions start to get soft.

Add the zucchini and any other vegetables you may like and add salt to taste.

Stir fry until the zucchini just starts to soften. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

Indian Shopping Tip

Indian food is loaded with many herbs and spices. Make sure you have a stocked spice cabinet and a big appetite.

Indian Cooking Tip

As delicious as Indian food is, the smells are strong and they linger. Make sure to have your stove vents running and a window open if you don't want your furniture to smell like spices for a week.

Indian Wine Pairing

Riesling, gewürztraminer, muscat, or torrontés with curries and other sauced dishes; cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec. zinfandel, or primitivo with tandoori or other roasted meats and poultry.