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Monday, August 30, 2010

Chow Chow (Chayote) fry

I was looking for a quick and simple dish with chayote and came across Nithu's kitchen (http://www.nithubala.com/ ) and got this recipe. She has already done some changes to the original recipe from Geetha Achal's blog (http://geethaachalrecipe.blogspot.com/). Here goes the recipe with my alterations, 


1 medium Chow Chow
2 Green Chilli (chopped)
4-5 Curry leaves
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
1 pinch Asafoetida
1/2tsp Black pepper powder
2tsp Oil
How to:
  • Wash, peel the skin, discard the seed and dice the chayote into bite-size pieces.

  • Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, cumin seeds and asafoetida.

  • Then add green chillies, followed by turmeric powder and the diced chayote.

  • Add salt and saute until it starts browning slightly.
  • Now add curry leaves and continue sautéing until tender and crispy.

  • Switch off, sprinkle black pepper powder, mix well and let sit for a min.

Serve hot with sambar rice.


  1. My hubby loves chayote,never tried this way,sounds simple yet tasty!

  2. I have never cooked this vegetable before..your recipe looks good..will give it a shot!!


  3. This is really a very new to me, i have seen many more recipe from this but this looks awesome and lovely:)

  4. lovely blog with lovely recipes.Would love to have you on my dash board


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