December 8, 2011

CHOW CHOW CHUTNEY




CHOW CHOW (CHAYOTE)a very new vegetable for me.i didn`t listened the name even.
After coming here(brazil)i saw this vegetable in the super market.they used chow chow in vegetable soups-which is also called as sopa de verdura.in portugese its name is xu-xu.it tasted good in the soup.
Then i thought that to prepare a new varity with chow chow.making chutney with chow chow is a very easy and quick one.it tastes good with rice and even roti too.here is simple recipe..

Ingredients
chayote-1(medsize)
green chillies-4
ginger garlic paste(GGP)-1tsp
salt-to taste
turmeric powder-1/4tsp
tamarind paste-1tsp

TO TEMPER
oil-2tsps
asafoetida-a pinch
curry leaves-1spring
urad dal+chanadal-1tsp
cumin-1tsp
mustard-1tsp
red chili-1

Preparation
1.wash and chop the chayote into pieces and green chillies too.
2.heat in a pan add 1tsp of oil and fry the chayote pieces well.add salt,green chillies and GGP too.
3fry well til the chayote was cooked.it takes 5-8mins.after it cools grind it into fine paste along with tamarind paste.
4.now in a kadai add left over 1tsp oil and temper with tempering items under the table.mix this with grinded chayote.chutney is ready....

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