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Chow chow kootu recipe

Chow chow kootu recipe | Easy chow chow kootu without moong dal. Recipe with step-by-step pictures.

This style of Chow chow kootu recipe, is a very popular kootu served in Tamil brahmin weddings and functions. Usually, we make kootu by adding moong dal or toor dal to this. We are adding only chana dal to this kootu, just to give a nice creamy texture and taste.

This is served as an accompaniment like an aviyal. We usually don’t mix this with rice and eat. We can make a simple vatha kuzhambu or any tamarind based gravy and accompany that with this kootu. This tastes similar to aviyal but we are not adding curd to this.

You can also check out, Chow chow thogayal, Aviyal recipe, Avarakkai poricha kootu. Also check out this lunch menu combo

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Chow chow kootu recipe

Traditional South Indian kootu recipe
Course Lunch | Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword South indian gravy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • 1 chow chow cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp chana dal
  • Salt as needed
  • Water to cook
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida

To grind

  • 2 green chilis
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp coconut

Instructions

  • Chop the chow into medium sized cubes.
  • Add the chana dal to this and add ¾ cup of water to this.
  • Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • Grind coconut, green chili and cumin seeds into a fine paste.
  • In a pan add the coconut oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard splutters add the cooked chow chow dal mixture.
  • Add the ground coconut paste to this.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Let this boil for 2 minutes.
  • If you feel it is watery, you can mix 2 tsp of rice flour with 2 tbsp of water without any lumps.
  • Chow chow kootu is ready.
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Notes

1. The same kootu can be made using white pumpkin too.
2. We usually don’t add turmeric powder to this kootu.
3. Chow chow kootu pairs well with any spicy tamarind gravy.
  • Chop the chow into medium sized cubes.
  • Add the chana dal to this and add ¾ cup of water to this.
chow chow kootu
  • Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
  • Grind coconut, green chili and cumin seeds into a fine paste.
  • In a pan add the coconut oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Once the mustard splutters add the cooked chow chow dal mixture.
  • Add the ground coconut paste to this.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Let this boil for 2 minutes.
  • If you feel it is watery, you can mix 2 tsp of rice flour with 2 tbsp of water without any lumps
  • Add this to the kootu and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Chow chow kootu is ready.
Chow chow kootu
  1. The same kootu can be made using white pumpkin too.
  2. We usually don’t add turmeric powder to this kootu.
  3. Chow chow kootu pairs well with any spicy tamarind gravy.

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  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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