Friday, November 21, 2014


Chow-Chow Poriyal

Chayote Squash is also known as Vegetable Pear.
In India it is called as chow-chow, Bangalore Kathirikkai, Merakka etc.,

This squash is very rich in Vitamin C and amino acids.
Usually chow chow is used for Koottu or Mor kuzhambu.
This Curry- Poriyal is easy to make and taste great... Here goes the procedure...

Ingredients Needed:-
1. Chow-chow  (skin removed and cut into small cubes).
Medium size Chow Chow when cut into pieces can give 1-1/4 cups.
2. Salt to Taste
3. Hing.
Chow Chow Poriyal

Ingredients to Temper:-
1.  Oil - 1 tsp
2.  Mustard seeds
3.  Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
4.  Curry leaves 
5.  Dry red Chilli 1 broken into pieces

Ingredients to Pound:-
1. Grated Coconut 1-1/4 tablespoon
2. Green Chilli - 1 ( according to taste ) 
Pound these and keep it aside 

1.  Heat oil in a Kadai / frying pan and temper the ingredients, given above.
2.  Add cut Chow-Chow, salt, and hing and fry for a minute .
3. Sprinkle some water, cover and cook till vegetables are done.

4.  Now add the pounded ingredients and mix well till moisture evoprates .

Poriyal is ready to serve and this is best had with Vathakuzambu Kuzhambu or Milagu Kuzhambu.

Note:-  Adding pinch of sugar to enhance the taste of this Poriyal .

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