Chow chow curry recipe
Chow chow curry, south Indian flavored spicy curry to go as accompaniment for lunch menu. Quick video, step wise pictures recipe.
Indian, South Indian
red chilli powder
roasted gram dal powder
pottu kadalai powder
sprig Curry leaves
Peel the chow chow with a shredder peeler (with ridges), not the straight peeler. Because it has broad opening and easy to get a grip with ridges in it.
Cut into two and slit into 4 further more.
Remove the center seed portion with white pith.
Slice off any skin in the surface.
Start by first slicing it, then cutting into strips, lastly as tiny cubes.
Finely chop garlic and onion too.
Heat a kadai, add oil for tempering. Splutter mustard.
Add chopped garlic give it a fry, followed by onion and fry until soft.
In goes chopped chow chow. Add little salt, turmeric and cook covered for 2 mins in low flame. This ensures easy cooking of the veggie.
Add 1/2 cup water and required salt, red chilli powder, fennel seeds powder. Mix and cook covered in low flame until veggie is done still not too soft.
Finally sprinkle pottu kadalai powder and mix well. (If using roasted spice mix powder, add those now).
Cook for one more minute. Drizzle one or two tsp of oil if it is too dry.
Make sure to cook the chow chow just right, not over cook.