Zucchini is a very commonly used ingredient in international recipes. But in India, it is not a local or commonly available produce. So it is sold at exorbitant prices usually in gourmet stores and that too few days old and gives you the feeling of not using fresh food.
We get a close cousin of Zucchini in form of Cucumber, locally. The purists would probably disagree but so far my understanding allows me to substitute it in place of Zucchini.
I have successfully used it in savoury bake – Ratatouille. This time I took another step and used cucumber in a zucchini Quickbread. And I must say that I didn’t regret it.
I made quite a few changes – replaced 1/2 cup flour with cocoa powder, added cherries, skipped applesauce, etc. Detailed recipe below.
One could feel only very slight taste of cucumber and very palatable too. I am glad to have discovered another healthy breakfast option.
I adapted the recipe to suit my taste.
Sending this Cucumber Chocolate Quickbread to -
Bake Fest # 25 hosted by Vardhini
Diwali Bash : 2013 by Vardhini
Foodabulous Fest Event organized by Simply Tadka
- C’mon Chefs: Cook up some “soup/bread”