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Friday, November 4, 2011

Chow Chow Kootu Recipe - Chayote Kootu Recipe

Chow Chow Kootu Recipe
The post for today is a very easy chow chow kootu recipe.Chow Chow Kootu is my daughters favourite and this is the only way she can eat even the veggies she doesnt like - like mother like daughter :) Chow Chow Kootu - One of the simple kootu recipes,great side dish for rice and chapathi too! We have a long weekend this week as Monday is a local holiday here, Looking forward for a comforting and relaxing weekend!

Chow Chow Kootu Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Chow chow(Chayote) - 1 skin scrapped & cut into small cubes
Toor Dhal - a fistful
Big Onion - 1 small sized chopped finely
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Salt - to taste

To grind together:

Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Jeera / cumin seeds - 1 tsp

To Temper:

Oil -1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
Hing(Perungayam) - a generous pinch
Curry leaves - few
Green chillies - 1 slitted

Method:

  1. Scrap the outerskin of the veggie and chop them finely.Grind coconut and jeera to a coarse paste and set aside.Pressure cook toor dal with water until mushy and soft. Mash it well with a laddle and set aside.
    How to make chow chow kootu - Step1
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, green chillies and curry leaves.Then add onion and hing saute till onion shrinks. Add chow chow along with turmeric powder, saute for 2mins.
    How to make chow chow kootu - Step2
  3. Then add cooked dhal and required water cook covered until the veggie becomes soft,add required salt.Allow it to boil and Keep stirring in between.
    How to make chow chow kootu - Step3
  4. Then add the coconut paste and allow it to boil till it becomes thick.Switch off and serve with hot rice.
    How to make chow chow kootu - Step3
Serve hot with rice!
Chow Chow Kootu Recipe

My Notes:

  • Add the coconut paste only after the veggie is cooked.
  • The curry will thicken with time so switch it off accordingly.
  • You can also replace toor dhal with chana dal.
Chow Chow Kootu Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

39 comments:

  1. my mum makes this often..yummy

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  2. Wow. I love this. I posted something like this only just before.

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  3. A simple and delicious kootu. If I get hold of that bowl, I shall finish it quickly and ask for more :)

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  4. Hummm yumyyyy post and nice clicks :)

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  5. looks yummy...nice and flavorful curry,,,

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  6. YUmmy........with lip smacking pictures.

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  7. this is my fav too...looks truly inviting !!

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  8. Can you send it over to Rome for dinner tonight, it's making me very hungry! Have a nice weekend!

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  9. Lovely and healthy combo..tempting

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  10. kootu looks so delicious, i too make it in a different style..

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  11. I love kootu very much with kaara kuzhambu on side! This would be a comfort food!

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  12. Squash curry is awesome sharmi. It is an ultimatum to have it with papad n rice.

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  13. looks yummy! Chana dal adds a nice flavor to the kootu!

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  14. looks so yummy...mouth watering ..

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  15. love this dish very much.. make it often at home... megha likes to have this with plain rice and ghee..

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  16. Simple & healthy kootu.....Looks inviting...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. I love any form of Kootu. Chow Chow kootu looks yummy.

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  18. I enjoy your website a lot-result being that last fortnight i have been cooking several a recipe from your site.I and my hubby are paneer crazy and your paneer kadai came out so well that i we were literally licking to the end.

    Thanks a lot and keep posting more :)

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  19. I too love this kootu with vatral kulambhu. My mom adds milk in the end :)

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  20. My favourite kootu, as this is favourite vegetable.., love it, as always lovely clicks dear

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  21. love the coconut based gravies..looks yumm

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  22. this is one of my faves, and my version is a bit different but end result is sure to be good either ways!

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  23. We make the similar way and are quite fond of this vegetable. Nice pics :)

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  24. love such simple comfort foods

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  25. Tried it today and it came out wonderfully. Thank you for such a good and simple recipe

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  26. Hi,

    Did you remove skin of chow chow?

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  27. U missed onion in ingredients sharmi

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