Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Chow Chow Kootu


Chayote squash is versatile vegetable in India, My Amma often cooks this veggie in kootu or in Poriyal form. It taste very good like white pumpkin, I like the poriyal She makes in this veggie. My Hubby likes the Chow-Chow kootu n Sambar very much,, it also very good veggie for weight-watchers. I cooked this chow-chow kootu with spinach poriyal n Okra poriyal for our dinner, My Hubby enjoyed it very much it was a complete healthy meal for us. Here, is the easy chow-chow kootu recipe for you as follows,
 
Ingredients:
 
1.Peeled and Cubed Chayote Squash - 1 no
2.Chana dal - 1 cup
3.Chopped tomatoes - 1 big
4.Sliced onions - 1/2 medium
5.Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
6.Salt as reqd
 
For Grinding:
 
1.Grated Coconut  - 1/2 cup
2.Green chillies - 3 no's
3.Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
 
For Seasoning:
 
1.Canola Oil - 2 tsp
2.Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
3.Curry leaves - 2 strings
 
Preparations:
 
1.Cook the chana dal, sliced onions, chopped tomatoes and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles, after that open the pan add the cubed chow-chow to the dal mixture stir it well and cook for 1 whistle.
2.Grind the coconut, chillies n cumin seeds to fine paste. Keep it aside.
3.After the dal n chayote cooked well, open the lid of the pressure pan add the grounded coconut paste and salt. Stir it well and leave it cook in medium flame for 10-15 mts till the raw smell goes off.
4.In the separate frying pan, season the ingredients under for seasoning and pour it on top of the kootu.
5.Now the Curry leaves flavour rich Chow-Chow kootu is ready to serve with hot rice and any veggie or greens poriyal.

57 comments:

  1. its yummy one. i like it urs seems to be spicy one

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  2. Hi sathya, how are you? seems you were busy yesterday...how was your weekend?..and i have heard a lot abt this dish but never tried it till now...looks very delicious..

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  3. Chow Chow kootu looks very nice Sathya, i too like this with rice and pavaka.

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  4. Kootu paathathume pasikuthu Sathya..then how was ur weekend, hope u had a great time.

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  5. Looks like an easy and delicious dish. Nice recipe dear.

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  6. that's a lovely healthy recipe

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  7. Looks yum...bookmarked it...something diff from my regular chow chow daal..thanks for sharing

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  8. i generally make chayote poriyal. love eating the seed, especially :-) this kootu seemd interesting. first time here.

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  9. Wow! My favorite Kootu! Slurp!! Love to have with hot rice.

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  10. nice squash curry! coconut would add so much flavour to it :)

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  11. yummy curry..can try in different oil..?

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  12. I like it very much...Sure good for weight watchers...Thanks for sharing...

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  13. கூட்டு பார்க்கவே ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்குப்பா...

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  14. Looks spicy and delicious dish..Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe.

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  15. Looks so delicious..new to me dear.

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  16. Oh..enghayum kootu thana..superb recipe..enakku chayote roombha pidikum..antha bowl-la appadiye eduthukaren..

    en event ku entha time marakama entry anupugha..

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  17. Sathya, we too love this veggie. The mild sweet taste of this vegetable pairs very well with rotis or with rice. Nice preparation.

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  18. Looks delish Sathya...Great recipe

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  19. Wowo that just looks so so good.

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  20. koottu looks so delicious..perfect with rice...

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  21. Kootu looks delish...perfect with rice :-)

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  22. Chow chow kootu looks really good. Amma used to make it.

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  23. I have some chow chow sitting in my fridge and am gonna make it. Lovely kootu recipe and looks soo delicious.

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  24. love this squash sabzi alot...liked the dish name..very interesting...yum!

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  25. Delicious Kootu..I prepare it the same way...

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  26. Wowww. looks very tempting and will try soon..

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  27. This surely looks yummy and very easy to make !!! Love the tempting pic :)

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  28. Very nice and sweet name..chow chow koottu. Looks spicy, gorgeous and delicious.

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  29. This looks very healthy and delicious. I like it.

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  30. Love this delicious chow chow kootu.Nice pic.

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  31. my fav koottu...looks delicious and yummy...healthy dish and cute presentation Sathya

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  32. Thats a really delicious and healthy dish, Sathya..Wonderful recipe!!

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  33. Perfect kootu, very healthy one' indeed.

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  34. Hi Sathya..
    I too make this in the same way...Love this .Sorry for not catching with ur posts regularly..Busy with my little one.

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  35. Chayote is one of my favorite vegetables. My family is from the Caribbean, where we call them christophene, and we eat them a lot. I can't wait to try this Indian version. I love the flavor of fresh curry leaves so I am sure it is going to be delicious.

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  36. Hi. This will surely taste nice with rice.Looks nice.

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  37. Love chow chow kootu..yours looks so tempting!!

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  38. Had seen in grocery store.But never thought of trying with it.This dish sounds perfect with rice as wwll asroti.Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Hello my friend! Nalama??? Hehehe...;)

    Naan konjum busy la, so rombeh online vara mudiyathu.

    Kootu super'a iruku la...enakku vaayi uuruthu! :D~~~

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  40. Hi sathya,chow chow kuttu looks gr8...i used to make samber and simple dal with chow chow but never made kuttu.this recipe is new to me...Thanks for ur compliment on my blog

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  41. you wont believe but i have never tried chayote squash before! now your recipe is tempting me... looks yummy and delicious

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  42. oh I've never heard of this before!

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  43. Hey CHow chow is really looking nice yummy one da...

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  44. Been a while... should buy it this week...your recipe and picture is simply tempting

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  45. Yummy Kootu and it is very healthy too.

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  46. yummy kootu Satya ....i prepare dal with this
    Missing ur sweet comments dear if u get a chance do peep at my blog ..

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  47. Dear Sathya,
    Thank you for your nice words and wishes.I started an event with wholegrains:barley.Would love to see your delicious and healthy recipes for the event.Also I would like to know if you are interested in hosting it in the future.Let me know.Thank you.

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  48. Yummy !! I love it with hot rice

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  49. Lovely dish. Wish to have it now with hot ghee and rice. Superb!

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  50. How did u get this color.. without adding Chilli Powder. When i prepared it was yellowish in color

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