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Chow Chow kootu | How to make Chow Chow kootu

Chow Chow kootu | How to make Chow Chow kootu

Delicious Chow chow kootu, cooked softly with mild spices, toor dal and coconut.

Kootu is an essential part of Tamil Nadu cuisine and in all kind of complete vegetarian meals/feast, this kootu will be served.

This chow chow is a perfect vegetable for making kootu.

Moreover, this chow chow kootu is as much tasty as healthy it is. The beautiful blend of chow chow, dal and coconut make this kootu so yum. Furthermore, try this kind of mild kootu with any tamarind based curry in hot rice which is heavenly.

Also, this chow chow kootu goes well with rice and puli rasam, tomato rasam and appams. The combination with chapati is a good north Indian choice.

Finally, you can use similar vegetables like ash gourd and snake gourd. But my choice for this recipe would be chow chow always. This is the only way to make my kids eat this vegetable

And regarding the lentil, I use toor dal for this one. Moong dal also suits ok for this.

Try out these similar recipes from my blog:

Snake gourd kootu

Keerai paruppu kootu

Suraikkai thattaipayaru gravy

Mor kuzhambu

Vendhaya kuzhambu

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Chow Chow kootu | How to make Chow Chow kootu
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Delicious Chow chow kootu, cooked softly with mild spices, toor dal and coconut.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
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Servings: 6
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Sangeetha
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 2 chow chow (chayote)
  • 1 cup toor dal (boiled)
  • ½ cup coconut (pasted)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • 2 red chillies
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 cups water (approx.)
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tbsp sambar powder (as per taste)
  • 1 tsp salt (as per taste)
Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Wash and peel the skin Chow Chow(chayote).
  2. Chop into small pieces.
  3. Soak toor dal for 20min and pressure cook for four whistles, mash and keep ready.
  4. Grind coconut into a coarse paste and keep aside.
Recipe to make Chow Chow kootu:
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds.
  2. Let them splutter in hot oil.
  3. Also add curry leaves, red chillies and asafoetida.
  4. Put chopped onions. This is optional and you can omit using onions.
  5. Saute the onions for two minutes until they become soft.
  6. Add chopped Chow chow.
  7. Also, put some turmeric powder and sambar powder as per taste.
  8. Pour water cover with a lid and cook for ten minutes until the veggies become soft and tender.
  9. Now add the cooked toor dal and ground coconut paste.
  10. Add salt to the kootu as per your taste.
  11. Mix everything together, cover and let the kootu cook for five minutes in low flame.
  12. Switch off and serve with appam, steamed rice and papad.
Recipe Notes

Notes: 1) Firstly, for this kind of kootu recipes, always cook the vegetables completely until they become soft. Crunchy cooked vegetables will not be suitable for kootu. 2) Furthermore, you can use grated coconut instead of coconut paste. 3) Also, do not avoid asafoetida and cumin seeds as these give the unique aroma and aid better digestion.

Preparation:

  • Wash and peel the skin Chow Chow(chayote).
  • Chop into small pieces.
  • Soak toor dal for 20mins, pressure cook for four whistles, mash and keep ready.
  • Grind coconut into a coarse paste and keep aside.

Recipe to make Chow Chow kootu:

  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds.

Chow chow kootu -mustard Chow chow kootu -cumin

  • Let them splutter in hot oil.
  • Also add curry leaves, red chillies and asafoetida.

Chow chow kootu -asafoetida Chow chow kootu -red chilli Chow chow kootu -curry leaves

  • Put chopped onions. This is optional and you can omit using onions.

Chow chow kootu -onion

  • Saute the onions for two minutes until they become soft.
  • Add chopped Chow chow.

Chow chow kootu -veg Chow chow kootu -mix

  • Also, put some turmeric powder and sambar powder as per taste.
  • Pour water cover with a lid and cook for ten minutes until the veggies become soft and tender.

Chow chow kootu -water Chow chow kootu -turmeric Chow chow kootu -sambar powder Chow chow kootu -cover

  • Now add the cooked toor dal and ground coconut paste.

Chow chow kootu -dal Chow chow kootu -mix Chow chow kootu -coconut Chow chow kootu -mix

  • Add salt to the kootu as per your taste.
  • Mix everything together, cover and let the kootu cook for five minutes in low flame.

Chow chow kootu -salt Chow chow kootu -lid

  • Switch off and serve with appam, steamed rice and papad.

Chow chow kootu -cooked

Notes:

1) Firstly, for this kind of kootu recipes, always cook the vegetables completely until they become soft. Crunchy cooked vegetables will not be suitable for kootu.

2) Furthermore, you can use grated coconut instead of coconut paste.

3) Also, do not avoid asafoetida and cumin seeds as these give the unique aroma and aid better digestion.

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