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chow chow curry
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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.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 chow chow chayote
  • 1 onion
  • 10 garlic cloves small variety
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp roasted gram dal powder pottu kadalai powder
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tsp Oil

To temper

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Notes

Make sure to cook the chow chow just right, not over cook.