Monday, March 14, 2011

Chow- Chow/ Chayote Kootu

This is such a simple dish that goes very well with rice as well as rotis.


1. Chow- Chow/ Chayote-1 (Cut into small pieces)
2. Moong Dhal- 1/2 cup
3. Onion- 1 small chopped
4. Garlic- 4
5. Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
6. Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
7. Green chillies- 2
8. Curry leaves- few
9. Oil- 2 teaspoons.
10. Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon.
11. Salt- to taste.
12. Water- 3 cups


1. In a pressure cooker, add 2 teaspoons of oil. Once it heats up, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. After it splutters add some curry leaves
2. Add chopped onions, garlic and green chillies. Saute till the onions turn translucent.
3. Add turmeric powder and washed moon dhal, salt and water.
4. Once the whole mixture comes to boil, add the cut chow chow. Pressure cook for one whistle.

Tasty chow chow kootu is ready to serve with rice/ roti.

If it is too watery, just cook it without a lid for few more minutes.

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