Friday, September 23, 2016

Chow Chow Chutney | Chayote Chutney | No onion No Coconut Chutney

Chayote Chutney/ Chow Chow chutney ,a healthy chutney recipe without coconut & onions. It tastes great with both Idli and Dosa varieties. 

When we were in Hosur, we used to buy vegetables from the farmer's market. Everything was fresh and cheap in that market. If any of the vegetables or greens cost was very low (less than 5 rupees), they bunch together more than one(like 2 for 5 rupees) for 5 rupees in order to avoid giving the change(that's very difficult in India to get proper change for rupees).

Usually chayote was very cheap in that market and I got minimum 5-6 chayote for 5 rupees.Making kootu with chayote repeatedly got boring and i don't know what to make with chayote. 

At that time, Amma suggested this chutney. Immediately I tried it and it was so delicious with idli or dosa. Instead of grating, Amma cut this veggie into small pieces and cooked it in boiling water and did the remaining as i mentioned here. So you can either saute or boil as per your wish, either way, the chutney tastes good.

Related : How to make Crispy Golden Brown Dosa 

Chow Chow Chutney

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Chutney | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Chow Chow Chutney, Chayote Chutney Chayote Chutney/ Chow Chow chutney ,a healthy chutney recipe without coconut and onions. It tastes great with both idli and dosa varieties
Chayote - 1/2 of medium size
Tomato - 1 
Channa Dal - 1 tsp
Red chili - 2
Garlic - 1 pod
Coriander leaves - handful
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
To Temper
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard & urad dal -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few

First remove the skin & center white part of the chayote, then grate it with grater. Cut  the tomato roughly.Heat the kadai with 1 tsp of oil.
Add the channa dal, red chili and garlic one by one. Saute it till the dal becomes crispy, then add  the grated chayote.
Saute it in oil for few mins and then add the tomatoes.Cook the chayote(it may take 5-7 mins in medium flame), in the mean time tomatoes also becomes mushy.Finally add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
Mix the coriander leaves with chayote,the heat from chayote is enough to cook coriander leaves. Let it cool and then put it in mixie jar.
Add enough salt and grind into smooth paste. Temper the ingredients listed under "To temper" and add it in the chutney.
That's it tasty and healthy chutney is ready to serve.
  • The moisture from the chayote is enough to cook the chayote, so no need to add water.
  • While grinding also, no need to add water, but if you feel the chutney is too thick, add 1 or 2 tbsp of water.
  • Coriander leaves give great flavor to the taste.

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