Thank you the info. on how to cook it, Shotspine
. I've never made stuffed zucchini, so I'll try that first - using your pointers.
Tomatoes? Don't need those. I grew my own
ConsiderThis, I hadn't cooked zucchini in olive oil until last night. I posted the recipe I used here:
The next zucchini I make, I'll try doing it as you've done
I might draw the eyes on the gourd before I cut it, too, and take another photo of it
Nearly forgot... before posting about what I initially believed was a squash, I tried searching google.com using: "squash" and "India" and mainly found sites about the sport. But, when I entered "squash" and "from India," I found pages about the veggie and about gourds. As soon as I saw the photos, I knew it's a gourd (and one that will soon have eyes for a while. LOL).