Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chow Chow Chutney/Chayote Chutney

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Chayote or Chow Chow was one of my fav as a child and continues to be my fav.It belongs to the gourd family,shaped like a pear can be found throughout the year in grocery stores.It is a good source of Vitamin C.

Ingredients
1 onion chopped roughly
1 small piece ginger
2 garlic cloves
1/2 chayote peeled and chopped roughly
2 tomatoes chopped
10 red chillies or +/- as per taste
Tamarind gooseberry size-adjust to the heat of the chillies
3-4 tbsp shredded fresh coconut- optional
3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Tempering
1/2 tsp urad dal seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Few curry leaves
1 tbsp oil

Method
Heat oil in a pan add all the ingredients one by one stir for a few mins and cover cook on medium low heat for 15 mins.When the contents cool a bit blend it in a blender adding 1/4 cup water.Add the tempering to the chutney and stir to blend well.Enjoy with idlis or dosas.

Note:Don't be in a hurry let the ingredients for the chutney slow cook-enjoy some good music in the meantime.


17 comments:

Priya said...

Thanks for sharing this delicious chutney,looks simply irresistible..

Now Serving said...

I love chow chow thogayal but nowadays we hardly by these chayote squash because they have become SO expensive - $2 for 1!!!! yummy post dear

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy looking chutney...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Chutney looks to be amazingly tasty and mouthwatering. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Thanks for introducing me to this new kind of chutney...Looks wonderful

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... lovely and tempting recipe... simply inviting !!
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Sowmya said...

Yummy chutney..n lovely click!

Kaveri said...

Never made chutney using Chow Chow...Nice recipe..

Babli said...

Chutney looks yummy, flavourful and tempting. Lovely recipe and presentation.

khushi said...

delicious chutney
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soujanya said...

never tried chutney with chayote....will try for sure....bcoz urs looks soo inviting...

Prathima Rao said...

Chutney from chow chow is new to me!! Looks too good to be missed..Have to give it a try :)
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ANU said...

aweome chutney...very new...and love your pic....

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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Super yummy chutney... I love chutneys with vegetables..
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Unknown said...

I liked the sound of your chutney and am trying it out right now. It would have been easier to follow with some guidelines of when to add the consecutive ingredients - especially the doneness of onion, chow chow and tomatoes before the next ingredient is added. Either a description or photos. Maybe you could add these at some time. Will post on how the chutney turns out after it's done and eaten!

Thanks!
Preeti

Unknown said...

HI! I made the chutney, and it turned out great! My kids liked it too :) So thanks for sharing. PLease put up the additional guidelines whenever possible. I think it may make the end result even better, especially as we need to make it slowly.

Thanks again!
Preeti

Pushpa said...

Thanks Preeti...,also for the feed back,will put in more guidelines.On another note I am positive you are more confident and a pro with the chutney now that you tried making it by your taste and intuition.

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