Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chow Chow Kootu/Chayote Kootu/Chow Chow Pappu

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Ingredients

1 onion chopped
1 chayote chopped
1/2 tsp mustard and cumin seeds
Oil
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves chopped
Few curry leaves
Fresh lime juice

Blend together

2 Serrano chillies/hot chillies
1 tomato

Pressure Cook

1/4 cup of toor and yellow moong dal(1/8+1/8)
2 1/2 cups water
1 tsp turmeric

Coarse paste

4 tbsp grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

Method
Heat oil in a pan add mustard and cumin seeds when they splutter add curry leaves onions and salt. When the onions turn golden add chow chow blended tomato chilli  add some water and cover cook till the veggie is cooked.  Add the cooked dal bring it to a boil then add the coarse paste, coriander leaves and stir cook to blend well.  Squeeze and stir some fresh lime juice.  Enjoy hot with rice.

Note:Tempering can be done in the end with some ghee. Do not mush the dal too much.

7 comments:

kitchen queen said...

yum yummmmmmmmmmmy delicious kootu.

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww... lovely recipe.. simply inviting !!
Indian Cuisine

Priti said...

Looks yum ...I never made chow chow this way ..will try

Suja said...

Comfort food,delicious dal

Kalyan said...

This one looks so easy to cook and mouth-watering...delicious!

Prathima Rao said...

Simple, delicious & comforting pappu :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sowmya said...

looks perfect n very inviting!

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