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 🙂 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
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.
Let it get cooked for 5 mins. Add the tomatoes and turmeric powder. Once the tomatoes are 50% cooked, add the garam masala or curry powder.Mix well.
Now add milk and cover the pan with lid. After 5 mins add salt.
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.
Once it is cooked , stop cooking and add the chopped cilantro leaves and serve 🙂
I love learning about new food from you Malar!
My pleasure Lori 🙂
I’ve never eaten chayote but I love all the spices you’ve added in it. Thanks for sharing!
My Pleasure Liz 🙂
Malar, for the first time, seeing milk as an ingredient in a masala dish 🙂
Yes, try it anna, its gives a gr8 taste….