Varuthu Aracha Chow Chow - Chayote Kootu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 Chayote (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 cup - Cooked moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chillies (slit)
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds +Urad dal
  • 1 Dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp - Chopped coriander leaves
  • To roast and grind:
  • 2 tbsp - Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
  • 3 tbsp - Grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida powder
  • 4 Dry red chillies
  • 1 tbsp - Urad dal

How to Make Varuthu Aracha Chow Chow - Chayote Kootu

  • Dry roast all the ingredients from the list 'to roast and grind' one by one and grind into a coarse powder. Keep aside.
  • Heat enough oil in a kadai, splutter the mustard seeds, dry red chillies and urad dal.
  • Add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and slit green chillies and saute until the onions turn translucent and tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Now add the chopped chayote pieces, saute for a few minutes, add the cooked moong dal, turmeric powder, salt.
  • Bring everything to a boil, add the coarse spice powder and chopped coriander leaves to the kootu, cook for a while and put off the stove.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipe