Chayote (Chow Chow) is an edible plant and like bitter gourd, ridge gourd, this also belongs to gourd family. Chow Chow is is low in Saturated Fat,and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and vitamins. We can make poriyal, stew and thugayal out of Chow Chow. We can serve Chow Chow stew with hot rice and any kuzhambu varieties. We can also mix the stew with hot steaming rice and feed the kids. It is a very healthy and tasty stew and you should try this Chow Chow kootu and share your suggestions.

Chow Chow Kootu Recipe | Chayote Stew Recipe
Chow Chow Kootu Recipe | Chayote Stew Recipe


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Servings5

Chow Chow Kootu Recipe | Chayote Stew Recipe
Chow Chow Kootu Recipe | Chayote Stew Recipe

Ingredients:
Chow Chow2 or 350gms
Turmeric Powder1/4 teaspoon
Moong Dal1/4 Cup *
SaltTo taste

* 1 cup = 250ml
For Grinding:
Oil1 teaspoon
Channa dal / Bengal Gram Dal1 tablespoon
Coriander Seeds1 tablespoon
Red Chillies2
Pepper1/2 teaspoon
Grated Coconut1 tablespoon

For Seasoning:
Oil1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Split Urid dal1 teaspoon
Curry Leavesfew

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the grinding ingredients and fry them till the dal turns slightly golden color. Take the fried ingredients in a mixer along with grated coconut and grind it to a nice paste

  2. Wash and finely chop the chow chow and take it in a vessel along with water and turmeric powder. Pressure cook the chow chow and moong dal and set it aside

  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add split urid dal and fry till the dal turns golden color. Then add curry leaves and broken red chilli and saute it for a second. Then add the chopped chow chow and mix well.
  4.  To the pan then add mashed dal along with salt and mix well. Next, add ground paste and mix well. Bring the stew to boil. 


  5. Finally add little coconut oil and mix well. 


  6. The yummy and healthy Chow Chow kootu is now ready to serve!
  7. Chow Chow Kootu Recipe | Chayote Stew Recipe
    Chow Chow Kootu Recipe | Chayote Stew Recipe

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