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Chayote is one thing I never used to like in my childhood. We used to call them as chow chow. It is either prepared as sambar or kootu in south Indian cuisines. I tried a side dish with it with a little different kind, it turned out well and sweet. Now I definitely like it πŸ™‚ Hope you like it guys.


Chayote : 1

Red Onion : 1/4 of a large chopped

Tomato : 1 chopped

Green Chili : 1 chopped

Ginger Garlic paste : 1/2 teaspoon

Milk : 200 ml

Garam Masala : 1/4 teaspoon or curry powder : 1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder : 1/4 teaspoon

Salt: 1/2 tablespoon

Cilantro Leaves : Few chopped to garnish

To Season:

Oil : 1 tablespoon

Cumin Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

mustard seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

urad dal : 1/2 teaspoon

Channa dal : 1/2 teaspoon

Curry Leaves : few


First peel the skin of the chayote. Cut it in to 2 pieces, remove the seed in between as well as the the white colored portion. Then cut the remaining into cubes.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the items in to season. Next add onions and ginger garlic paste. Let it turn translucent. Next add the cubed chayote.

Chayote recipe

Let it get cooked for 5 mins. Add the tomatoes and turmeric powder. Β Once the tomatoes are 50% cooked, add the garam masala or curry powder.Mix well.

Chayote Side dish

Now add milk and cover the pan with lid. After 5 mins add salt.

Chayote Recipe

After 5 mins , now the milk would have got evaporated and cooked with the chayote. You can check if it has got cooked well by picking out one cube of chayote and pressing it. If it is yet to get cooked add water and cook more.

Chayote Recipe

Once it is cooked , stop cooking and add the chopped cilantro leaves and serve πŸ™‚

Chayote recipe