Friday, May 13, 2011

Chayote/Chow-Chow Kootu

            Its a very easy kootu and also can cook within no time.My mom taught me this and when ever i wake late in the morning,i use to prepare this quickly and  pack the lunch box for my hubby.This recipe i'm posting on my cousin's request .He asked me to post simple and easy recipe's for bachelor's cooking.

Ingredients :

Chayote/Chow-chow 1(medium size)
Onion 1
Tomato 2(medium sized)
Toor dal 2 tbsp
Dhania powder 1/2 tsp
Red chillie powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Salt To taste

Seasoning :

Salt To taste
Mustard seed 1/4 tsp

Method :

1.Cut the chayote and onions into cubes.Chop the tomato finley.Soak the dal for 30mins.Now put all the ingredients together in the cooker(i use small cooker) and pour the water till the veggies get immersed.

3.Once the bubble start coming keep the flame in medium and close the lid.

4.Once the steam starts coming put the whistle and keep up to 4-5 whistles in medium flame.Once the gravy is cooled down,smash the gravy with a ladle(i used potato smasher).

5.Season with mustard seeds and curry leaves and serve with hot rice.

Notes :

1.If tangy taste of tomato is not enough can add little tamrind paste.

2.Can adjust the dry powders according to the taste buds.

3.While adding water should be careful,if we too much water then gravy will become watery.

4.Can use snakegourd also.


SouthIndianHome said...

Chow chow kootu looks delicious
South Indian Home

SouthIndianHome said...


regarding your question on rava ladoos, in south india we mostly use only coarse rava.So we powder it after frying.It will not ver very powdery like sugar. It will still have that crunch

However some prepare it without powdering as well.But it will be easy to shape and will have an excellent texture when powdered

Hope I answered your question

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks simple and delicious dear:)

Sudha Sabarish said...

Thanks for the good comments.

aipi said...

Looks fantastic ~ I could devour it all in no time :))
US Masala

Now Serving said...

This is a delicious kootu - we make a variation of this kootu and is a pretty standard fallback meal with chappatis :) SUPER Post!