Dec 29, 2005

Chow Chow Koottu

Chowchow (chavote) is good for health
Chow Chow
(Chow chow is chayote squash, also called Bangalore katrikai in Chennai Christophine in french Hayato uri in japanese). You can use this vegetable to make koottu, thogayal(chutney), curry, adding it in sambar)

Ingredients

  • Chow chow ..................4 
  • Grated coconut..............1 cup
    Chana dhal.....................half cup
  • Red chilli....................... 2
  • Jeera(cumin seeds)........1tsp
  • Mustard seeds........ .....1tsp
  • Urad dhal.....................2 tsp
Chow Chow and coconut
Chow Chow Koottu
  • Oil................................2 tsp
  • Curry leaves...............few
  • Salt to Taste 

Method

  • Grind the coconut, red chili , jeera in a blender by adding half cup of water.
  • Remove the skin of the chow chow and cut them into cubes.
  • Boil them in 2 cups of water, add the chana dhal, turmeric and salt. 
  • When the vegetable is cooked, add the ground coconut paste.
  • Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves.
  • When dhal becomes red, add to the koottu.Remove this dish in to a serving bowl.
  • Serve this koottu with chapathi or rice.

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