Friday, February 27, 2009

Chow Chow Koottu Curry- Kerala Style


This is one of the simplest way to cook chow chow kerala style. It tastes good and can be served as a side dish with Dosa,Rice..

Ingredients

Chow chow/Chayote Squash -1


Chana Dal-1/2 cup

For paste-

Fresh Grated Coconut-3/4 cup
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Green chillies-2-3

turmeric powder-1/2tsp

For seasoning

mustard seeds-1 tsp
red chillies-2
curry leaves - a few

coconut oil-2 tsp

Salt-to taste

Method

Soak the chana for 1/2 hour.

Peel the skin of Chow Chow and cut into cubes.

Cook the chow chow , chana dal and turmeric

powder together with enough water.

In a blender grind coconut,cumin and green

chillies in to a smooth paste with a little

water. Set aside.

When the chow chow and the dal is cooked add

the paste and salt,mix well. If there is extra

water strain it before adding the paste. This

curry is suppose to be medium consistency.ie,

not too thick, not too watery.

In a pan add the oil,mustard seeds,red chillies

and curry leaves when it splutters add it to

the koottu.Serve Hot.

This Goes to Ashwini's "Lentils Mela"

1 comment:

Homecooked said...

Looks nice Dhanz. but what is chow-chow?