Chow Chow Milagootal

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Chow Chow or Bengaluru Kathrikkai, known as Chayote in USA is a delicious and safe vegetable that belongs to the Cucumber family.

  1. Chow Chow (Chayote)        - 2 nos
  2. Toor Dal                              1/4 cup
  3. Jeera                                  1 teaspoon
  4. Grated coconut                    2 to 4 teaspoons
  5. Red Chilli  or Green chilli       4 or 5
  6. Hing                                    a pinch
  7. Mustard seeds,Urad dal         1 teaspoon each
  8. Coconut oil                        - 1 spoon for seasoning the mustard
  9. Curry Leaves                        a few
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Pre-preparation:
    1. Peel and dice the chow-chow. (this peel can be saved to make delicious thuvayal)
    2. Pressure cook the toor dal and keep aside.
    1. Put the diced chow chow in a kadai with closed lid. Add just enough water to submerge and let this cook with the lid closed. ( do not over cook)
    2. Add desired salt and hing powder.
    3. In a separate kadai dry roast the jeera and chilli.
    4. Grind the above using a blender along with coconut.
    5. Add the cooked toor dal to the above mix, and cook till the raw smell of the ground jeera and the chilli disappears.
    6. Season with mustard seeds using a little coconut oil and serve hot.


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