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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chow Chow Kuzhambu

Chow Chow Kuzhambu
Chayote or Chow chow is native of Mexico. It is rich in amino acids and vitamin C. Buy chow chow that is green, firm and with no brown spots and no signs of sprouting. It is often referred as Bangalore Kathirikkai in Tamil Nadu. Chow chow Kuzahmbu is a spicy south Indian gravy served as a side dish to Rice. This Kuzhambu can also be served as a side dish to Idli and Dosa. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Chow chow Kuzhambu - Bangalore Kathirikkai Kuzhambu.



Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                20 mins
Ready in :                   30 mins
Yields :                         4 Servings
Chow Chow Kuzhambu

Ingredients:
Table 1: To fry and grind
Oil
2 tsp
Channa dal
1 tsp
Urad dal 
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds
1 tbsp
Curry leaves       
5
Red Chillies
3
Shallots chopped
1/2 Cup
Tomato chopped
1/2 Cup
Salt

Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp

Table 2:
Oil
2 tsp
Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp
Onion(Finely chopped)
1/4 Cup
Curry leaves
3
Cooked Chow chow pieces       
1/4 Cup
Coriander leaves
For garnishing


Instructions:
  • Wash and Peel the outer skin of Chow chow. Remove the seeds and Cut into small cubes. Cook chow chow pieces by adding enough water.   
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  • Heat Oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, urad dal and channa dhal. When Channa dal turns golden colour, add red chillies,curry leaves and shallots. Fry till shallots turn translucent
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  •   Add tomatoes and fry till tomatoes turn mushy.Add salt and turmeric powder. Switch off the stove and allow the mixture to cool down. Grind the mixture into smooth paste by adding enough water. Transfer it to a bowl and keep it ready.               
              
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  • Take oil from table 2 and heat it in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add finely chopped onion and curry leaves. Fry till onions turn translucent.
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  •  Once the onion turn translucent add cooked chow chow. Fry for a min. Add grind-ed  mixture and 1 cup of water. 
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  • Allow the gravy to boil . Simmer for 5 mins and garnish with coriander leaves.
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Tips:
  • Red chillies can be replaced by chilli powder.
  • Coriander leaves can  also be added while grinding with other ingredients. 

7 comments:

  1. Delicious and inviting kuzhambu..

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  2. The name "chow chow" is already so tempting and when I saw the outcome of what you did with it,double temptation and impact in tastes.

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  3. like ur version nithya.. delicious curry..

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  4. Wud love to have this delicious kuzhambu.. Missing the veggies here :(

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  5. Nice and spicy it turned out great only difference I added tamarind made it tangy bit.Thank u!

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