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Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Chow chow curry recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time:20 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins     serves: 3


Chow chow -- 1 Big sized

Onion -- 1

Garlic -- 10

Curry leaves -- 1 spring

Turmeric powder -- 1/4 tsp

Salt -- as needed

Oil -- 2 tsp

To grind(roast) ( You can skip this by replacing this besan flour 1 tsp )

  • Channa dal -- 1 tblsp
  • Red chilies -- 4 nos.
  • Fennel seeds/soambu -- 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1tsp
  • Channa dal - 1tsp


  1. Peel and cut chow chow to medium sized pieces and chop onion and garlic finely.
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  3. Heat a kadai and roast channa dal and red chillies with little oil to golden brown . You can skip this and replace with besan flour/kadala maavu.
  4. Cool down and grind it with fennel seeds to a fine powder.
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  6. Add oil in the hot kadai and add the tempering items followed by curry leaves.
  7. Add onion and fry for a minute.
  8. Then add chow chow and fry for 2 minutes with salt in medium flame.
  9. Add turmeric,garlic, enough water and cook for 4 - 5 minutes covered or till done
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  11. Water will be reduced by this time to very little and then lastly add the ground powder/besan-kadala mavu  and stir well, stir fry for 2 minutes.

Serve as an accompaniment for rice....:)

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  1. The curry looks really good.

  2. That looks delicious!!!

  3. Ingredients sounds great, must taste good!:))

  4. Curry looks great...guess it goes well with rotis too right..?

  5. Just finished my chow chow yesterday. Will try it next time. Looks very good and the recipe sounds great.

  6. Looks like the chayote is in season! :) Like the looks of this Raks, have one lying in my fridge will try it ..

  7. I always makes only chayote dal and nothing else.... your curry will go great with rotis, i guess

  8. I just bought a batch of chow chows.. perfect opportunity to try it out..

  9. sounds delicious..guess it would hav tasted delicious too.. i usually make chow chow thoran-kerala style..

  10. Thankyou Happy cook,cinnamon for your compliments.:)
    Yes AshaIt really taste good...!
    SirisaI hope so,I havn't tried b4 with roti,May be next time.
    Thanx Kribha,do try next time..
    Ya Namratha,Try it and lemme know how it was..:)
    padma,Give this recipe a try the next time with chayote...with roti..:)
    Do try this method kamni,u will like it..:))
    Thanx Remya&Daily meals!!

  11. umm sounds good. Will try it. I only use them in sambhar and palya. Never tried this way.

  12. Hello Rajeswari, I tried this curry for lunch today and enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. i missed this post. the curry looks delicious! unique recipe.

  14. Lakshmi,
    thankx fofr the compliments and try it out hope u ll like it:)
    Thankyou for trying out it....Thanx a lot..:))
    Thanx for checking my side bar and even u misssed b4 u atleast got it now and commenting in it...Appreciate nad love this..:))

  15. I tried the recipe and it was really good. Very different from the usual ways I make and very good with rice and chapathi.

  16. hi am vidya
    am creating a blog..can i use your recipes ..i wil do courtesy
    pls reply me at vidyasantha12@gmail.com

  17. HI Rakh's I made this dish long ago posted last month but have been really busy so forgot to tell you. http://www.mykitchentreasures.com/2012/04/chow-chow-chayote-curry.html

  18. what would be a good with this curry? rasam or sambhar or dal?

  19. should we dry roast the besan flour

  20. Tried it yesterday and absolutely loved it! Thank you for the recipe! This will be my go to chow chow recipe!

  21. Have to remove the skin of chow chow?

    1. Today I tried this. ...its very nice. ....loved it

  22. Raks whenever i see ur blog its mouthwatering..but when i will try to prepare i will be always having doubt how it will come like this but the result be always exceeding my expectation I have tried yr ridge guard poriyal recipe for my lunch and gave to my frns circle to taste one of my friend who hates ridge guard who alwys used to complain abt foods even liked it lot she askd my recipe also:-D thanks raks ur recipes are really helpful to me.. I wanted post my recipe in ur blog i will do one day thanks lot


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