Monday, September 30, 2013

Chayote Kootu | Chow-Chow Kootu Recipe

I always love to make kootu. It can be made in just 10 mins or so. Amma gave a simplest recipe for making kootu. Put all the ingredients in a pressure cooker and finally temper it… the kootu is already in mins. I love to have it with plain rice, chapathi and dosai. This kootu will make u addictive when it is had with any kuzhambu along with pappad and steamed rice topped with ghee. I served it with karamani kuzhambu (Recipe Coming Soon) and steamed rice. Hummm!!! Delicious..

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Preparation time: less than 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins


1 Chayote/Chow-chow
1 small onion
1 small tomato
1-2 green chillies
2 garlic cloves
½ tsp sambar powder
¼ cup moong dal
1-2 tsp grated coconut
Coriander leaves (to garnish)
To temper
1 tsp coconut oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
1-2 red chillies
Generous pinch of asafetida

How to make it

  • Peel the skin of chayote and make it into small cubes. Chop onions and tomatoes. Slit the green chillies.
  • Wash and soak moong dal in a cup of water for 10 minutes.
  • In a pressure cooker add onions,tomatoes, green chillies, garlic, chayote.

  • Also add the soaked moong dal along with the water. Add sambar powder and salt. Mix it well.

  • Pressure-cook it for 1-2 whistles and switch off the stove. Add the grated coconut and mix well.

  • Temper the items given in a separate pan and add to the kootu.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

  1. Chayote will leave water by itself. So add water accordingly.