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Aug 13, 2015

Easy Chow Chow Kuzhambu Recipe - Chayote Kuzhambu Recipe

 I kind of stay away from this veg chow chow. I dont buy them regularly. But amma buys them often and make kootu, poriyal with them. I have tasted them and it taste good only. Somehow i have not posted a single recipe using this veg. So when i went shopping few weeks back, i saw this veg and picked one.

It was so fresh which insisted me to cook with that the next day itself. If not i never end up using them. So immediately i made the gravy and it turned out so yummy. 

So give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4


Chow Chow / Chayote - 1 big ones

Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Water - 2 cups

For Masala:

Oil - 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds / Malli - 2 tblspn
Dry Red Chillies - 3 to 4
Cumin Seeds / Jeera - 1 tsp

Onions - 1 medium size chopped
Tomatoes - 1 large chopped roughly
Garlic - 3 cloves

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / ulundu paruppu - 1 tsp


Take chow chow in a kadai, add in salt and turmeric powder. Add in water and cook till it is done.

Now make masala. heat oil in a pan, add in the ingredients and saute for 3 to 5 mins. Now take this in a blender and puree till smooth.

Add this to the cooked chayote and mix well. Cook this for few more mins till oil separates,

Make seasoning, heat oil and crackle in some mustard and urad dal. Pour this into the curry and mix well. Serve

Take chow chow or chayote

cut them like this and remove the seeds

cube them

take them in a pot

cover with water

add litte salt

add in turmeric powder

cover and cook till done

while the chayote is cooking..lets make the masala

heat little oil in a pan

add in coriander seeds, dry red chillies and cumin seeds

saute them for few sec

add in onions, tomatoes and garlic

keep sauteing them

cook till they are done

take it in a blender

make it into a puree

now it is cooked

add in the cooked masala

mix well

cook till oil separates

make seasoning by heating oil and crackling mustard and urad dal

add it to the curry and mix well



  1. Dear thanks for posting this recipe. A sow sow is lying in my fridge for vry long tym. Love ur blog and must say only thru ur blog I learnt cooking.
    Thanks once again. Love you.

  2. We are vegetarians fed up with same sambar... Here u have many varieties... Thanks a lot... Started taking notes of all recipes..������

  3. We are vegetarians fed up with same sambar... Here u have many varieties... Thanks a lot... Started taking notes of all recipes..������

  4. We are vegetarians fed up with same sambar... Here u have many varieties... Thanks a lot... Started taking notes of all recipes.😇

  5. Hi Aarthi,

    Really your recipes are really wonderful.
    I am big fan of your recipes.
    Keep rocking. Tomorrow will try this recipe and will update you..

  6. Tried this recipe today..its awsome thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe

  7. Hi Aarthi, today I tried this kuzhambu with bottlegourd and it tasted excellent!!! You rock!!!


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