Zucchini with Tomatoes Stew

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Khoresht-eh Kadu

zucchini stew

Strips of zucchini sauteed then stewed in tomatoe sauce and whole tomatoes.

Khoresht means 'stew', Kadu means 'zucchini' in the Persian language or Farsi (Arabic pronunciation of Parsi).


  1. Zucchini - 4 medium
  2. Onion - 1 medium
  3. Tomato - 3 medium
  4. Salt - 1 teaspoon
  5. Pepper - 1/2 teaspoon
  6. Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Butter - 3 tablespoons


  1. Wash and peel zucchini, cut into long strips.
  2. Melt butter in fry pan and brown zucchini strips on both sides until golden brown.
  3. Sautee onions in fry pan and add to zucchini.
  4. Cut tomatoes into halves and place flat side facing zucchini.
  5. Dissolve tomato paste in warm water, add lemon juice and seasonings then mix thoroughly.
  6. Pour solution over top zucchini, cover pan with lid and let simmer for 35 minutes.


  1. Serve over steamed rice, alongside kuku shami and pickled cauliflowers.

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