Looking to add nutritious summer squash zucchini to your everyday meals? Zucchini is not only a delicious addition to your meals but is also low in calories and packed with healthy nutrients such as vitamins, fiber, iron, and minerals. 

From delicious flatbreads to savory curries, stir-fry, and rice dishes, we’ve compiled a list of 11 Indian zucchini recipes that are both healthy and delicious.

Indian zucchini recipes are a great way to add a nutritious and flavorful twist to your meals. Zucchini is an abundant vegetable during the summer months, and can be incorporated in various Indian dishes.

Whether you’re looking for a simple and quick side dish or a more complicated main dish, the whole family will surely love these recipes.

Zucchini Curry

Zucchini / Courgette Curry served in a bowl garnished with cilantro.
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A healthy and delicious Zucchini curry made with tender summer squash cooked in Indian masala sauce. This easy vegan curry can be made in less than 30 minutes. 

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Zucchini Dal

Zucchini dal in a small pot
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Zucchini Moong Dal is a quick dal and makes a great choice for summer dal. This zucchini lentil | courgette lentil curry recipe is light on the tummy and really quick to put together. I mostly like to pair it with rice, but you can use roti, bread and enjoy it as soup.

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Zucchini Pudla

Zucchini Pudla in a white plate
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Zucchini Carrot Besan Chilla is a savory pancake spiced with Indian spices that’s perfect for breakfast with a cup of masala chai. This Besan Chilla is healthy and gluten-free as it’s made with gram flour or chickpea flour.

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Zucchini Chickpea Curry

zucchini and chickpea curry served in a brow color bowl and a blue napkin placed in the background
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Easy Zucchini Chickpea Curry made in the Instant Pot! Hearty, vegan, gluten-free and gets done in 30 minutes!

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Zucchini Paratha

Zucchini and Paneer Parathas in a pan with yogurt on side
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Zucchini and Paneer Parathas are super easy to make, and a delicious way to add protein and nutrition to your parathas. These are toddler friendly and a great wholesome lunch or dinner option with a side of some yogurt.

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Roasted Zucchini

Air Fryer Zucchini in a plate with lemon slices

Air Fryer Zucchini is a quick, simple, and wholesome side dish that requires no breading. The basic spices combination adds a lot of flavor to the zucchini. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly.

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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters in a white plate
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Carrot Zucchini Chickpea Fritters Vegan Recipe. Eggless, nut-free, yeast-free. Can be made gluten-free. Cooked Chickpeas, shredded veggies and turkish spices. Use other spices or blends of choice. Use shredded sweet potato or winter squash for variation.

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Zucchini Pakora

Zucchini pakora in a white oval bowl
Photo Credit: Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen

Delicious deep-fried Indian style zucchini fritters are popularly known as zucchini pakoda or pakora. Enjoy your tea/coffee time with this simple and easy to make zucchini pakoda.

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Zucchini Muthiya

Zucchini Muthiya in a steel pan
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Zucchini Muthia recipe is a very popular dish from Gujarat. Almost every family in Gujarat has their own recipe to make muthia. We Gujaratis can eat Muthias for any meal of the day. We love them so much. Packed with delicious savory spicy flavors, these zucchini muthias definitely wilh be your favorite!

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Zucchini Rice

Zucchini rice in a bowl with red chili pepper on top
Photo Credit: Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen

A delicious rice recipe prepared with the versatile vegetable zucchini with a tad bit of spiciness and loads of flavor coming from vaangi baath powder, garam masala, and sambar powder.

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Zucchini Shrimp Tamarind Rice

Zucchini tamarind rice in a pink bowl
Photo Credit: Sinfully Spicy

This tangy rice dish combined with sweet in-season zucchini and succulent shrimp is a beautiful choice for summer dinners. You can grind and store the spice powder (podi) ahead and with some leftover rice, it is quick to make for a delicious light meal.

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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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