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