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Chow chow kootu (chayote kootu)

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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CHOW CHOW KOOTU
       Chow chow kootu,a popular tamil brahim style kootu. We call this as “chow chow white kootu”. This is normally made during at my mom’s  place  for dinner as accompaniment for Vathakuzhambhu. This version does not involves addition of any moong dal/toordal as we add for normal Kootu.
I wanted to make this for a long time and today i finally did this.

INGREDIENTS:

CHOW CHOW 1 NO.
CHANNA DAL 2 TBLSP
COCONUT GRATED 3 TBLSP
CUMIN SEEDS 1/4 TSP
GREEN CHILLIES 2 NO.
COCONUT OIL 1 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
SALT AS NEEDED

METHOD:

  • Cut the chow chow in to cubes.
  • Soak the channa dal in water for 10 minutes.
  • Grind the coconut,greenchillies and cumin seeds into a fine paste by adding a ittle water to it.
  • Keep it aside..
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  • Pressure cook the chow chow with channal dal, by adding the salt and asafoetida to it.
  • Donot add water while pressure cooking, else the kootu will become watery.
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  • Heat a kadai and add the coconut oil
  • Temper mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked veggie and the ground coconut masala to it.

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  • Allow this mixture to boil for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and serve it enjoy with vathakuzhambhu sadam./coconut Rice

chow chow kootu
Note:

  1. This kootu can be made with white pumpkin/cabbage/bottlegourd.
  2. Don’t add turmeric powder to this chow chow kootu.

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30 comments

Akila October 24, 2010 - 7:43 am

Its my favorite dear…. love the clicks… want to take the whole kinnam…

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admin October 24, 2010 - 7:57 am

thanks for the quick comments akila.comeover sometime

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Padhu October 24, 2010 - 8:28 am

I always prefer to make kootu as it is healthy and does not use much oil.This kootu is a regular feature in my house.
Love it very much .Your pictures are very lovely.

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Sharmilee! :) October 24, 2010 - 8:34 am

Not a big fan of chow chow but my kiddo likes any kootu 🙂 ur white kootu version sounds gud

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PriyaVaasu October 24, 2010 - 8:59 am

All time Fav!!!! Looks Yummy!!!!

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Dr.Sameena Prathap
October 24, 2010 - 9:36 am

Hi,

The kootu looks simple and yumm..:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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Jay October 24, 2010 - 11:11 am

surely delectable n healthy..scrumptious presentation dear..

Tasty Appetite

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Premalatha Aravindhan October 24, 2010 - 11:40 am

delicious kootu,ur blog luks very nice…

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RAKS KITCHEN October 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm

I make most of my kootu this way,except the kadala paruppu, with chow chow it should be great combo!

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Pari October 24, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Hi.
looks very tempting.
FOODELICIOUS

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aipi October 24, 2010 - 2:34 pm

Chow chow is one veggie i have not cooked before..I see it in the grocery store all the time..thanks to your post I will buy it next time I see 🙂

US Masala

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Sushma Mallya October 25, 2010 - 3:23 am

Heard a lot abt this but yet to try it out, yours look so tempting jeyashri and loved the new look too..

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Rekha shoban October 25, 2010 - 4:45 am

simple and healthy kootu!!nice click jeya!

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Priya October 25, 2010 - 6:47 am

Wat a beautiful looking kootu, love this white kootu with lemon pickles, mouthwatering here already..

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Prathibha October 25, 2010 - 10:22 am

looks yumm…love the mild flavor of coconut n spices in it

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Sarah Naveen October 25, 2010 - 2:59 pm

i love chow chow…koottu looks so delicious..perfect with rice..

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Shanthi October 25, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Absolutely tempting and nice clicks

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Mahi October 25, 2010 - 5:58 pm

kootu looks delicious.

PS:Came through Thakkudu's blog! 🙂

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அப்பாவி தங்கமணி October 25, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Heard a lot about you, visiting your blog first time though. Nice collection of recipies you got here Jeyashri. Thanks for sharing with us too… keep up the great up…

தானத்தில் சிறந்தது அன்னதானம் மட்டுமில்ல… அதை தெரியாதவங்களுக்கு சொல்லி தர்றதும் கூட தான்… (அனுபவத்தில் கண்ட ஞானம் 🙂 நன்றி

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அப்பாவி தங்கமணி October 25, 2010 - 7:38 pm

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Panchpakwan October 26, 2010 - 1:34 pm

Looks delicious kootu with rice..

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San October 26, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Kootu appears to be so excellent .Fab pics n neat description n your space is so clear n refreshing jeyashri.

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admin October 27, 2010 - 1:11 am

mahi and appavi thangamani madam,
welcome to my blog.Thanks to thakkudu.

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mallica January 28, 2011 - 3:34 pm

thanks Jeyashree for your tasty and correct recipes I have become your fan now

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Unknown June 26, 2013 - 12:02 pm

hi jeyashri,

I am very curious to know, why turmeric shouldn't be added to chow chow kootu? I always check out your version or cooking as it almost matches my granny's.

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admin June 27, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Only for this kootu since we want to make this white we don't add turmeric. if you want you can add

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Sushma Vasudeva December 8, 2013 - 6:51 am

It came out very well. Thanks for the recipe.

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Rhys Moonwillow November 16, 2014 - 7:21 am

Hi Jeyashri.. Superb recipe. Loved it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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shraddha January 5, 2016 - 7:33 am

Thank you so much for the delicious recipe.. I tried it and it was super yummy…

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shraddha November 13, 2018 - 5:28 pm

Awesome recipe. I tried it and it came out very well.. Everyone liked very much at home.. Thank you

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