Chow chow Kootu
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 25 mins | Serves: 3 to 4
Chow chow - 1
Toor dal / Thuvaram Paruppu - a fistful
Big onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 5
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tblspn
Tamarind - chk
Coconut - 2 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
In a pressure cooker, add dal, chopped tomato, green chilli, little water and cook for 3 whistle.
Meanwhile chop chow chow into small pieces.
When the pressure subsides, mash the dal and add the chopped chow chow along with turmeric and salt. Cook again for 2 whistles.
At the same time, grind coconut and cumin into a smooth paste and finely chop onion.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When it starts to crackle, add curry leaves followed by finely chopped onion and sauté till it turns translucent.
Add the cooked chow chow dal, ground coconut paste and enough water to this.
Cook for 5 mins and put off the flame.
|Keep all your ingredients ready. I missed cumin in this|
|Pressure cook dal, tomato and green chilli adding little water for 4 whistles|
|Meanwhile, grind coconut and cumin without adding any water. And also chop the chayote into small cubes|
|Now mash the cooked dal|
|Now, add chopped chayote, turmeric and salt along with the mashed dal adding half cup of water|
|Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles|
|In a wok, heat little oil. Once the oil becomes hot, add the mustards.|
|Once the mustards starts to crackle, add in curry leaves|
|Add finely chopped onion and saute till it becomes translucent|
|To this add the pressure cooked chayote, dal mixture and ground coconut cumin|
|Cook for 5 minutes and put off the flame|
|It's ready to serve!|