Jan 3, 2009


CHOW CHOW is also well known as CHAYOTE and in India known as chow chow or in Telugu --Bengaluru vankaya In Kannada --Semebadanekkayi and this vegetable belongs from gourds family along with melons and cucumbers.This vegetable looks like a green pear.Very rich in amino acids and vitamin C and also I have read in some book about this vegetable is very rich in water content and fiber, also helps in dissolving kidney stones.The fresh Chayotes are in nice green color(like green apple).You can use this vegetable in salads and curry and also sambar.Eating raw this vegetable is very very good for helth so let us start to add this great vegetable in our food................................ Here is my chayote recipe Chow Chow Kuttu.........................
Chow chow --- 1 no. medium cut into cubes (If it is fresh please better don't peel the skin just wash and cut in to half and remove the in side hard seed and cut in to cubes)
Moong dal (split green gram) ---- 1/2 cup
Wash dal and add 1 cup water and chow chow cubes and 1/2 teasp turmeric and cook in amedium flame till dal and chow chow become tender.
In the same time griend
1 tab sp --- grated coconut
3-4 --- green chilies
1 tea sp --- cumin seeds griend in to a coarse paste and add this to the chow chow mixture add salt to taste mix well and let it cook for 5 more min.
Now heat 1 tab sp oil in a pan add
1/2 tea sp -- mustared
1/4 tea sp --- Asafoetida
A few curry leaves
Let mustard seeds popup and add this to dal and chow chow mixture mix well and remove from fire.
Serve hot with rice and pappad(appadam) with a little ghee on top.
Can serve with roti also.
Enjoy your meal.


Srikitchen said...

looks delicious and Happy New Year!

CurryLeaf said...

Again never tried Chow chow.Entirely new,looks simple and great with rice.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is my fav kootu. i also make this way. looks yummy.

Jaishree Iyer said...

Chow chow is my favorite. i also prepared it in same way Rekha:) looks yummy..

Adlak's tiny world said...

its my favrt kootu... chow chow always add spl taste to kootu... love it.

Indian Khana said...

Kuttu looking nice dear...Wish you Happy New year thanks for your wishes...you were the first to comment on my recent post...:-)

Sunshinemom said...

I love any kootu with rasam and sambar! We don't get to see chow chow much but I do make it when I get the chance! Looks delicious, Rekha:)

Premyscakes said...

I miss chow chow, we dont get here. It looks soo.. yummy

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