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Chow Chow (Chayote) Kootu

posted 8 Sept 2013, 01:07 by R A   [ updated 8 Sept 2013, 01:07 ]
Chow Chow - 2 nos (big sized)
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies - 3 nos
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Curry Leaves -  1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 2 tbsp
Processed Channa Dal - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 2 tbsp
Asafodeita - 1 pinch

Cut the chow chow into square cubes. Pressure cook them along with moong dal. Grind green chillies, grated coconut, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, processed channa dal to a fine paste. Transfer the pressure cooked vegetable to a hard bottom vessel. Add desired salt and the ground paste and add 1/2 cup of water. Bring it to boil till the raw smell of the paste goes off.

Heat oil in a seasoning laddle. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add urad dal and asafodeita and add it to the kootu. Mix well. Goes well with rice and also with chappati.