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Chow chow kootu (chayote 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.

30 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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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