Monday, 3 April 2017

Chow Chow Kootu | Chayote Kootu | Chayote Moong Dal Gravy

Chow Chow Recipe, Kootu Recipe, Pasiparuppu Kootu


Chayote Kootu or chow chow kootu is a simple yet delicious south indian dish prepared as a side for Rice. This is usually prepared during a feast along with sambar, rasam and kuzhambu to make the spread exquisite. Kootu is a tamil word which means 'Add', vegetables are all added with lentil to form semi solid consistency for this recipe.


Chayote is a bland flavored vegetable which has lot of water content, it takes the taste of the combining ingredient in the dish.The root, stem, seed and the leaves of this plant are also edible. Both vegetable and its seed are rich in amino acids and vitamin C. Chayote is a low calorie vegetable which is a good source of B Complex vitamin and folate.


Chow Chow Kootu  | Chayote Kootu

Recipe Cuisine: Chettinad |  Recipe Category: Gravy
Prep Time:  5 minutes   |  Cook time: 20 minutes    |  Serves: 3


CHOW CHOW – 250 GMS(1 BIG)
MOONG DAL – ¼ CUP
SALT – TO TASTE

TO GRIND

GRATED COCONUT - ½ CUP
CUMIN SEEDS - ½ TSPN
GREEN CHILLI - 2 NOS

TEMPERING

GHEE – 1 TSPN
CUMIN SEEDS – ½ TSPN
URID DAL – ½ TSPN
RED CHILLI - 2 NOS
CURRY LEAVES – FEW
CORIANDER LEAVES - FEW


METHOD OF PREPARATION

1. Peel the green layer and chop chayote as cubes.We usually remove the seed part in between. Grind the given ingredients in a mixie jar as a fine paste 

Chow Chow Recipe, Kootu Recipe, Pasiparuppu Kootu                      ©


2.Take pressure cooker add chayote and washed dal and cook it for 3 to 4 whistles or until the dal mashes completely. 
Chow Chow Kootu , Chayote Kootu , Chayote Moong Dal Gravy



3. Then add the grinded paste , turmeric powder and salt. Mix it and allow it to boil, once it starts boiling with bubbles switch off the flame
Chow Chow Recipe, Kootu Recipe, Pasiparuppu Kootu

4. Take a Pan add ghee once it melts then temper the given ingredients. Add this tempering to the cooker and mix it well.
Chow Chow Recipe, Kootu Recipe, Pasiparuppu Kootu

5. Serve it with hot rice, it goes well as a side dish along with sambar, kuzhamburasam and Butter Beans Masala.

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