Chowchow is also called Seemakathrika in tamil and Chayote in Spanish is been a routine vegetable in my house. So thought of this kootu with carrot. This combination learnt from my mother in law. Its apopular in Tamilnadu and Kerala.Ingredients
Chowchow (medium size) - 1no
Carrot - 1 no
Toor dal - 3/4 cup
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Green chilli - 3 nos(as per ur taste)
Jeeragam(Cumin) - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - 1o nos
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Urad dal - 1/2 tspn
Coconut oil - 1 tspn
Cook toor dal in pressure cooker and keep aside.
Wash and cut chowchow and carrot into small cubes.
In a vessel add this vegetables with little water, salt and turmeric allow it to cook.
Grind coconut, green chilli and jeeragam to a fine paste
Once chowchow and carrot is cooked add this mixture and allow it to boil.
Add curry leaves and salt.
Then add toor dal and mix well.
Season it with oil, mustard and urad dal.
Add coconut oil and mix well.
Delicious Chowchow kootu is ready to eat. This can be had with rice or chapathis.