Zucchini and Green Pepper 

When the only vegetables you have in your fridge is some  zucchini and a green pepper this super easy recipe does the trick.

So as some of you may have read in My Very First Blog Post, I suffer from an auto immune disease called Psoriatic Arthritis. Anyone can get Psoriasis and managing it is key. You can take medicines, yeah sure, but why not use something that is all natural? Enter mustard!!! I honestly didn’t realize how many benefits these tiny little seeds had!!

Health benefits of mustard include relief from muscular pains, psoriasis, ringworm, contact dermatitis and respiratory disorders. Since earlier times, different parts of mustard plant have been proven beneficial in treating cancer, diabetes, and detoxification of the body. It has poison repelling qualities, exerts therapeutic effects on the nerves and helps maintain cardiac health. It promotes healthy skin and hair, lowers cholesterol and is a wonderful botanical for women during menopause. You can read more at https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/mustard.html

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp whole brown mustard seeds
  • 1-1/4 lbs zucchini, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 large green pepper, quartered lengthwise, seeds removed and cut
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala* OR a generous pinch of cayenne pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice
  1. Pour the oil into a large pan or wok and set over medium-high heat.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the cumin and mustard seeds together.
  3. As soon as the mustard seeds begin to pop (a few seconds), add the zucchini and the green pepper.
  4. Stir and fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the yogurt, and cook, stirring, until it has been absorbed.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and add the coriander and salt.
  7. Stir for a minute.
  8. Add the chaat masala and toss.
  9. Taste and adjust flavors accordingly.
  10. Serve hot.

*Chaat masala is a spice powder mix or masala used in South Asian cuisine, primarily in Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisine. It typically consists of amchoor, cumin, coriander, dried ginger, salt, black pepper, asafoetida and chili powder. It can be store bought or made at home.

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