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.I decided to treat them and cook them like my papaya kootu or snake gourd kootu..
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 kootu and it turned out so yummy. I made some lachha paratha for lunch and served this kootu with them. It was delicious.
I love to add rice flour in my kootu recipe. It make the kootu creamy and makes it look silky. You have to try it to see the results. In the mean time i have so many kootu recipes in my blog, check them too...So give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 5 to 6
Chow Chow / Chayote - 1 medium size chopped
Yellow Split Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - ½ cup
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water - 1.5 to 2 cups
Fresh Coconut - ½ cup grated
Dry Red Chillies - 2 to 3
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1 tsp
Coconut Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1tsp
Curry leaves a sprig
Take chow chow, dal, turmeric powder and salt in a pressure cooker. Add in some water. Cover and pressure cook for 3 whistle. Switch off the heat and let them steam escape all by itself.
While the dal and veg is cooking, take all the ingredients for grinding in a blender and puree them to a smooth paste.
Open the cooker and add the coconut masala. Mix well and simmer for 5 to 10 mins.
Now make tempering by heating oil and crackling mustard, urad dal and curry leaves.
Pour this over the curry and mix well.
Serve with rice or roti.
|Take a fresh chayote|
|cut the top off|
|take them in a pressure cooker|
|add in washed yellow moong dal|
|pour some water|
|and some turmeric powder|
|pressure cook for 3 whistle|
|While it is cooking, take coconut in a blender|
|add in dry red chillies|
|add a tsp of cumin seeds|
|a tsp of rice flour|
|make it into a smooth paste|
|Now the dal and veg is cooked|
|add masala in|
|mix well and simmer for 8 to 10 mins|
|now the curry is done|
|make seasoning by heating oil and crackling spices|
|pour it over the curry|