Chayote is a fruit that belongs to gourd family. It’s also called as chow-chow. Chayote is a good source of vitamin C. Chayote fruit is used mostly cooked forms. It can stir fried but I made a curry of this fruit.
The skin has to be peeled off before cooking. Once the skin is peeled, it’s really slimy. So, grease your hands before peeling. When peeled and cut in half, remove the seed.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves : 4
Chayote: 1 cup peeled and chopped
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves/cilantro: to garnish
Water : 1 cup
Salt to taste
To Roast and grind :
Oil : 1 teaspoon
Red chilies: 8
Chana dal : 1 teaspoon
Urad dal : 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Onions : 3 medium chopped
Tomatoes: 2 large chopped
Mustard seeds : 1 teaspoon
Red chilies: 2 broken
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Take chayote, turmeric and salt in a sauce pan with water and cook till they are soft. Now, drain the water and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add all ingredients listed under roast and grind. Roast them for 2-3 minutes and turn off the stove. Add onions and sauté till they turn light brown. Add tomatoes and cook till they are soft. Cool them off, add the mixture in a blender and grind into a powder. Add little water and grind again to make a coarse paste.
Heat oil in a pan, add ingredients listed under for Tempering and fry for 30 seconds.
Add cooked chayote and cook for 3 minutes.
Add the ground masala, salt and water. Bring it to a boil and cook till the gravy is thick.
Turn off the stove and garnish with cilantro.
Serve hot with rice or roti.