Chow Chow/Chayote Squash Poriyal


  • Chow chow – 1
  • Onion – 1
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
  • Bengal gram dal – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder – a pinch
  • Dry red chillies – 2-3
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Salt to taste

Method –

  1. Remove the skin and inner seed from the chow chow. Cut it into small cubes
  2. Chop onion finely
  3. Put the chow chow in a vessel with a handful of water and cook on low flame till it is cooked
  4. In a Kadhai, heat the oil
  5. Add mustard seeds
  6. When the seeds pop, add Bengal gram dal and urad dal. Fry till it becomes light brown
  7. Add red chillies broken into small bits, asafoetida powder and curry leaves. Fry for just a second
  8. Add chopped onion and fry till it is transparent
  9. Add cooked vegetable and salt
  10. Mix everything well

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