Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chow Chow Pala Pindi Miriyam




In my house, almost on 3 to 4 days of the week, I have to cook something without onions and garlic, since MIL does not eat them. Most of the days, dinner would be rotis and to make a side dish without onions is always a challenge for me. So I am always on the lookout for such recipes. That’s when I found this very interesting recipe: Chow Chow Pala Pindi Miriyam at Harini’sspace, with whom I have been paired for this week’s Blog Hop. I made this for dinner yesterday as an accompaniment for rotis and the result was finger licking. My FIL who rarely comments on anybody’s cooking, liked it very much and I happily told him that it is from one of my fellow blogger’s space. So this recipe is going to be a regular in my kitchen.

Serves 3 to 4

What you’ll need

1.       Chow Chow/Chayote – 3 Medium Sized
2.       Turmeric Powder – a pinch
3.       Milk – ½ cup
4.       Sugar – ½ to 1 tsp
5.       Salt to taste

Dry Roast and Grind

1.       Urad Dal – 2 tbsp
2.       Peppercorns – 7 to 8
3.       Uncooked Rice – 1 tsp
4.       Dried Red Chillies – 1 to 2
5.       Scraped Fresh Coconut – ½ cup

For Seasoning

1.       Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
2.       Jeera – 1 tsp
3.       Red Chillies – 1
4.       Curry Leaves a few
5.       Oil – 2 tspz



Method

Peel, core and chop chow chow into small cubes. Pressure cook this with about ½ cup of water and a pinch of turmeric powder.

In the meanwhile, dry roast the ingredients mentioned under dry roast and grind and grind it into a smooth paste adding little water.

Now heat a Kadai with oil, add the mustard seeds and let it crackle, next add in the jeera and red chillies and finally the curry leaves. Now add the cooked Chow Chow and mix well. Add salt to taste. Let it boil for a few minutes.

Now add the ground paste and mix well. Finally add the milk and sugar. Give a good stir and let it simmer for a few minutes.


Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves. Yummy gravy is ready to be served with rotis or rice.

Linking this to Blog Hop Wednesday, Healing Foods – Coconut hosted by Sukanya started by Siri.

33 comments:

Tina said...

its new to me..looks delicious..

Priya said...

Excellent dish, looks super creamy and inviting, want to try them soon..

Nirmala's kitchen said...

My favourite dish!!!Loos delicious.

Sravs said...

Super delicious and looks so creamy !!

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jeyashrisuresh said...

my mom makes this with tender poosanikai. nice kootu and thanks for sharing such an yummy traditional recipe

Radhika said...

Like Jeyashri we too make with white pumpkin. It has been some time though since I made this and thanks for resurrecting it back.

julie said...

wow..delicious n yummy!!!

Prathima Rao said...

This recipe is a keeper & a handy one..Its difficult to search for no oni/gar recipes esp when some guests arrive on certain vrat days..which is often in our house..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

vineetha said...

U r a good daughter in law to look out for such recipes and to cook with love for her !!

sangee vijay said...

excellent recipe dear...looks super inviting...bookmarking rt away!!!

Uma said...

Looks very delicious and yummy. It is been ages since I had this curry.

Cheers,
Uma
My Kitchen Experiments

divya said...

Oh My God. i'm simply drooling here.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Luks very impressive Excellent Chow chow recipe Dear.Luv it

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, I like the gravy !!!

Suja said...

The gravy looks tempting,new to me though..will surely give this a try

Sobha Shyam said...

very interesting chow chow dish, i love chow chow and will love to try this out..

Ammu's said...

Curry looks yummy.. My mil makes it the same way..

Harini said...

Well presented!! I am glad you and your family liked it. We love it too and is almost part of a weekly menu for us!

Suchi said...

looks delicious, nice aesthetic click!

Jay said...

love the combo of yummy flavors..;)
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Priya Sreeram said...

much like our kootu-loved the addition of milk in it; looks well done

veena krishnakumar said...

OOh love this, Looks like kootu as said by Priya!!

Swathi said...

Delicious recipe Kaveri, looks awesome. I too buy chow chow but make thoran with them.

Pushpa said...

Refreshing and tempting pal kootu.

Vidhya said...

Nice recipe for vrat days.And the curry looks so mild, perfect for little kids.

Rani acharyulu said...

Wow!nice no onion,garlic recipe love to try soon...

Sensible Vegetarian said...

I love this chow chow kootu, looks delicious.

Purabi Naha said...

That's a real good recipe! I loved the ingredients and the lovely colour!
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khushi said...

nice recipe KAveri...do send it to the event
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Deepti said...

Thats an interesting recipe...rich n creamy

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Now Serving said...

Indeed looks finger licking good! love this with chappati or rice and oorgai :) mm mm yum

saffronstreaks said...

rich and creamy and looks delish
thanx for sending this lovely dish to Healing foods

will see you at roundup

happy diwali
Sukanya

Lakshmipriya Vijay said...

I used to make a dish with chow chow/avarakakai/white pumpkil for rotis, a little different way. I used to grind, coconut & green Chilly & little bit of Ginger $ curry leaves. cook the vegetable and add the grounded one with the cooked vegetables and seasoning with coconut oil and mustard. . Dont ask me the name, even i dont know it. :). You can try this too. if it comes out good, u can add it to your blog :) :). I tried your mooru keerai, came out well. as you said, its very difficult to get the receipes without onion and garlic. as a small suggestion, i can create a receipe index exclusive for vrat times, no onion/garlic recepies.

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