Chow chow / chayote squash chutney recipe – Side dish for dosas

       Chow chow or Bangalore kathrikkai or chayote squash is widely available Indian vegetable even in the local supermarkets of Singapore.Actually the fact is this is one vegetable used mostly in the south indian kitchen and also by many races of the people throughout the world. As I find it here easily, this is one vegetable made almost every week at my place. I mostly use it in kootu , but I love the thuvayal or the chutneys made with it. The squash is quite tasteless , so it tastes good when spiced adequately. I made the chutney slightly different than usual for dosas one day. So decided to blog about it.

Also see how to make chowchow kootu in microwave.

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Chow chow / chayote squash chutney recipe - Side dish for dosas Yum

Course
side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel the skin off the squash with vegetable peeler.
  2. Cut into half. Discard the seed and chop the rest into small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, udid dal ,channa dal and dried red chillies.
  4. When the dals brown slightly, add the sambar onions.
  5. Saute till it turns translucent and slightly brown.
  6. Now add the chopped squash. Add salt and mix well.
  7. Sprinkle very little water. Close with a lid.
  8. Cook till the squash is soft.
  9. Add the tamarind pulp.
  10. Cool the mixture.
  11. Blend it to a smooth paste.
  12. Serve with dosas or idlis or even chapatis.
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4 Comments

  1. Wow. This is unique. We only make curry and koottu. Thanks for sharing.

     
  2. Poornima Porchelvan

    Very innovative healthy chutney. Love to try this.

     
  3. Shama Nagarajan

    interesting chutney dear

     
  4. Manjula Bharath

    very delicious and innovative chutney 🙂

     

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