Chow Chow Carrot Kootu (Chayote Squash Stew)

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Chow Chow Carrot Kootu (Chayote Squash Stew)
This is a staple you can say at my home – very much like a veggie macaroni pasta is our Italian choice for quick and easy, Chow-Chow(bengaluru Kathrikai) Cootu with rice or chappati is our staple Indian dinner.It is possibly the quickest meal to prepare that satisfies both the need for brothy wetness and the wholesomeness of veggies in one go!
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Ingredients
1 cup moong dal
2 chayote squashes, peeled and cubed
2-3 carrots peeled and cubed
1/2 cup grated coconut
1-2 tsp of Suvaiyana South Indian Garam Masala (SIGM)
2 tsp of oil (for frying the ingredients and for tempering)
Temper with Suvaiyana Tadka Mix
Chow Chow Kootu
Preparation
Boil dal and veggies with 1-2 cups of water and turmeric in a pressure cooker – this takes about 10 mins max
In a pot, heat oil the SIGM
Pour in the boiled dal and veggies
Grind coconut with required amount of water
Add salt and allow all of it to boil for a few minutes
Temper with Tadka Mix
Serve Hot with chappatis or riceCC kootu

NOTE: YOU CAN MAKE THIS KIND OF KOOTU WITH ANY VEGETABLE OF YOUR CHOICE

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Posted on

April 24, 2011

33 Comments

  1. Liked the use of chow chow here , a friend from karnataka intruduced me to this wonderfully mild veggie

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  2. nice combo for chapati..good recipe priya,thanx for sharing!

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  3. Our veg…yes it's easy to prepare n wholesome one…love the color of your kootu

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  4. i'm not so sure what chayote squash is but it looks great!

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  5. A nice recipe priya….healthy one…Great for rice..

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  6. We at my parent's house love all combinations of kootu not so much at my in-laws place..Very common is cabbage kootu.

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  7. Started using chow chow only recently. I love its flavor. This curry look just the right one to try out.

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  8. Mmm I love chayote but am never sure what to do with it other than simple stirfry. This looks fantastic!

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  9. I call this chow chow too.Looks healthy and delicious Priya.

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  10. Hey Priya…I too make this kootu this way..try to sneak in as much as veggies as possible. My daughter loves this. Very easy breezy and comforting.

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  11. Wow!!! lovely combination of carrot and chow chow. Never tried this before.

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  12. healthy delicious kootu dear…
    I don't roast the grinding ingredient.adding coriander seeds is new to me
    I simply grind and add it :)

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  13. I'd like to chow chow down on this! Very tasty. Love the spices :)

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  14. Yumm. this looks like a bowl of comfort!!

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  15. Wow, this looks so good! Wonderful!

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  16. Nice one Priya!!!! Looks yummy!!
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

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  17. Perfect for rotis..good one dear.

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  18. always wonderful! very nice clicks!

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  19. Very colorful and looks so inviting..

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  20. My all time favourite kootu, i can live with this kootu for many days..yumm!

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  21. New to me. Must try.
    By the way thanks for your reply on the soya chunks. It sure does help me to understand why the chunks are treated as rejects.

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  22. Very delicious recipe!!
    loved it.

    Cheers

    Loganayaki

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