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CHAYOTE CURRY (chow chow, bangalore vankaya)

Chayote is called chou chou ore chow chow in tamil and bangalore vankaya in telugu belongs to gourd family. It is used to do sambar, curries, sweets etc. I am posting chayote with the combination of channa dhal taste good and healthy too.

Ingredients :

Chayote - 1 cubed
Channa dhal - 1/4 cup
Onions - 1/4 chopped finely
Garlic - 4 to 5 pods sliced
Red chillies - 3
Saunf - 1 tsp (optional)
Cummin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Coconut - grated 1/2 tbsp (optional)
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Tumeric - little
Oil and salt - as required

Method :

1. Boil chayote and channa dhal seperately.
2. Heat oil in frying pan then season with mustard, urad dhal, red chillies, saunf and cummin seeds one by one.
3. Add garlic, onions and curry leaves and saute till they becomes transparent.
4. Add boiled channa dhal and chayote mix well.
5. Add shredded coconut, check for salt and add coriander leaves.

Note :
1. Boiled and drained water from channa dhal or in chayote can be used for making rasam or sambar.
2. Chayote can be boiled in microwave too.

Pooja  – (April 16, 2009 at 7:17 PM)  

New to me looking yummy pavitra..please pick your award from my blog..

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (April 16, 2009 at 8:37 PM)  

Lovely presentation Pavithra... Healthy curry... I love to take the plate ;)

chef and her kitchen  – (April 17, 2009 at 12:10 AM)  

i like the way u decorate dear..with such simple available things u will turn it into a nice platter..

Lavanya  – (April 17, 2009 at 12:51 AM)  

nice decoration..creative thoughts..i think inever tried this..looks very good dear..

Malar Gandhi  – (April 17, 2009 at 2:08 PM)  

I love ur hardwork for presentation...something I need to still learn. Dish looks great.

Corn flour halwa sounds interesting too.

Also enjoy the award!:)

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