chayote kootu

Chow Chow Kootu (No onion No garlic)

 

 

chayote kootu

Chow Chow Kootu (no onion, no garlic) recipe | Chayote curry recipe with detailed notes, stepwise pics and recipe video. This Chow Chow kootu is a South Indian coconut based curry, mainly served as a side dish for South Indian Kozhambu. 

Chow Chow 

Chayote or Chow chow is commonly known as Banglore Kathrikai or Banglore brinjal. This vegetable belongs to the squash family. Loaded with nutrients, chow chow contains folate (good for pregnant women) vitamin B6 and vitamin K. Rich in potassium, manganese, zinc and copper. Chow chow contains potent antioxidants. Also promotes heart health, and controls blood sugar level. 

Traditionally, Kootu is served as a side dish for Kozhambu varieties in Tamil Nadu. Kootu is vegetable cooked with dal and ground coconut, cumin seeds paste are added to the cooked vegetable. An amazing side dish with full of flavor. This is another easy kootu recipe, that you can make in less than 30 minutes. Serve this chow chow kootu with our Kuzhambu Recipes. Taste perfect. 

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Things to Note

No onion

I have not added onion to this recipe. If you would like to add, you can add 1 onion along with chow chow and pressure cook.

chow chow kootu

 

Coconut paste

I highly recommend the Cumin seeds along with 1/4-1/2 tsp of pepper corns for this kootu. It taste great. Not so much spicy.

Beaten curd

Always add beaten curd at the end and switch off the flame. If the curd is not beaten well, there are chances that the kootu might curdle. Also, do not add sour curd. You can add homemade curd. 

Recipe Video

Lets check out the recipe

Firstly, Add the ingredients under ‘ to grind’ with little water and keep aside.

Chow chow kootu step 1

Wash and cube the chow-chow or chayote. Keep aside.
Secondly, bring a pressure cooker over medium heat.
Add the cubed chow-chow, 3 tbsp moong dal, and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
Add 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles, Keep aside. 

Chow chow kootu step 2
Once the pressure settles down, mush the cooked chow-chow and dal and keep aside.

Chow chow kootu step 3

Furthermore, bring a pan or a Kadai over medium heat. Add 1 -2 tbsp oil and let it turn hot.
Once hot enough add the mustard seeds, urid dal, and curry leaves. Let it sputter. Add the cooked dal and chow-chow and give a quick mix.

Chow chow kootu step 5

Furthermore, add the ground coconut paste to the pan, salt and give a mix. Let it start to thicken.

Chow chow kootu step 6
Now add 2-3 tbsp of beaten curd and give a mix.

Chow chow kootu step 7
Switch off the flame and serve the chow chow kootu with any kozhambu, hot steamed rice.

chow chow kootu recipe

 

Chow Chow Kootu (No Onion No garlic) | Chow - Chow Kootu Recipe

Easy, simple chow chow (chayote curry) recipe with detailed notes, recipe video and stepwise pictures. Authentic south indian kootu recipe with no onion, no garlic.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
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Author: Jayasudha Sivakumar

Equipment

  • Pressure cooker

Ingredients

To pressure cook

  • 1 Chow chow Chayote cubed
  • 3 Tbsp Moong dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • Water as needed

To temper

  • 1 Tbsp Oil (cooking oil)
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Urid dal
  • Curry leaves

To Grind

  • 2-3 Tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 Green chili
  • 1 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Black peppercorn seeds
  • water

Other

  • 2 Tbsp Thick curd beaten

Instructions

  • Firstly, Add the ingredients under ' to grind' with little water and keep aside.
  • Wash and cube the chow-chow or chayote. Keep aside.
  • Secondly, bring a pressure cooker over medium heat.
  • Add the cubed chow-chow, 3 tbsp moong dal, and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles, Keep aside.
  • Once the pressure settles down, mush the cooked chow-chow and dal and keep aside.
  • Furthermore, bring a pan or a Kadai over medium heat.
  • Add 1 -2 tbsp oil and let it turn hot.
  • Once hot enough add the mustard seeds, urid dal, and curry leaves. Let it sputter.
  • Add the cooked dal and chow-chow and give a quick mix.
  • Furthermore, add the ground coconut paste to the pan, salt and give a mix.
  • Let it start to thicken.
  • Now add 2-3 tbsp of beaten curd and give a mix.
  • Switch off the flame and serve the chow chow kootu with any kozhambu, hot steamed rice.

Notes

 
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