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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chow Chow (Chayote) Curry


2 Chow Chow
1/2 Yellow onion (finely chopped)
2 garlic pods (minced)
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Red chilli powder
3 dry red chilies (broken)
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
1 1/2tsp Chana dal
4-5 Curry leaves
2 cups water


1/2tbsp Chana dal
1tsp Coriander seeds

Dry roast and coarse powder'em.

How to:
  • Wash and peel the skin of chow chow.Cut them into bite-size pieces, discarding the seed.
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add dry red chillies and mustard seeds,when it splutters add chana dal, urad dal and curry leaves.
  • Now add onions along with salt and saute until tender.
  • Add turmeric powder and saute for a min, followed by garlic.
  • Then add the chow chow and saute for a couple of mins.
  • Now pour the water along with salt and chilli powder and cook in a medium flame until soft and tender.
  • Check salt for taste.
  • When the water is all evaporated, add the ground powder, cook for a min and switch off the flame.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

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