Chow Chow Poriyal | South Indian Chayote Squash | Summer Recipe

Chow Chow Poriyal
Chow Chow Poriyal
These days the hot summer makes me crave for cooling fruits and vegetables. If you have been following me you will know that I love to cook with seasonal produce. Chow Chow or Chayote squash is a well known and very common vegetable used in the famous South Indian Kootu otherwise called Chow Chow Kootu or Chayote Kootu. I wanted to try a different variation to this lovely vegetable and made a simple stir fry. The fussy husband eat the vegetable and enjoyed it. The succulent pieces of this vegetable are easy to eat without strong flavours and their cooling properties along with their water content help the body to cool down. Their texture are like cooked cucumber and are easy too cook. Try them and you will enjoy them a lot.



Chayote Stir Fry
Chayote Stir Fry
CHOW CHOW PORIYAL | CHAYOTE STIR FRY

Recipe Source - Own
Prep time - 5 mins
Cook time - under 10 mins

Ingredients

Chow Chow - 2 nos, peeled & chopped into cubes discarding the centre seed
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 4-5
Dry red chilli - 1
Channa dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

Method

1. Peel & chop the chow chow discarding the seed.
2. In a kadai/wok heat oil, splutter the mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli, channa dal.
3. Add the chopped chow chow mix well. Sprinkle 1/3 cup water and cook covered for 5 minutes or until the chow chow change colour and are cooked well.
4. Now add salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and mix well, cook covered for 2 minutes. Switch off.

Serve along with your favourite curry, rice and appalam
Chow Chow Recipe
Chow Chow Recipe

Cooks Wisdom

Tip 1

1. Make sure the chow chow are cut into small cubes so that they cook faster. 

Tip 2

2. I have made a mild flavoured stir fry you can add red chilli powder 1/3 tsp for more heat

Tip 3

3. I have not used onions for this stir fry you can go ahead and use if you like it.

SOME COOLING SUMMER RECIPES

1. CHOW CHOW KOOTU
2. PALAK DAL
3. KERALA AVIYAL
4. DRUMSTICK SAMBAR
5. RED SPINACH MANGO KOOTU
6. MASOOR DAL KOOTU

10 comments:

  1. Quick and simple poriyal, i can happily have it with some rice.

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  2. Delicious and healthy poriyal, perfect with rice and sambar..

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  3. wow what a lovely platter... Poriyal looks so so tempting and i want to have the entire platter now...;)

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  4. Looks simple and delicious!

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  5. simple and yummy poriyal...nice click

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  6. Healthy and delicious poriyal..

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  7. This will be a new dish at my home.love the simple flavours!

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  8. This will be a new dish at my home.love the simple flavours!

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  9. easy n heathy luking recipe.last pic is nice.plz parcel me ..;)

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