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Monday, August 15, 2011

Chowchow Kadale Paruppu Kootu!!!

Chow chow kadale paruppu kootu is a traditional authentic Kerala and Tamil Brahmin recipe. This is prepared for festivals and occastions. I prepared this for Avani Avittam Festival on Saturday. I have posted previously one more version of Chow chow kootu here.

Chow Chow/Chayote - 1 no
Kadale Paruppu/Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Fresh Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chilli - 1 no(As per your taste)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn

Coconut oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Urad dal - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few

Preparation Method
Wash remove, skin, seed and chop into small pieces. (You can use the skin for Thogaiyal/Chutney here.)
Pressure cook chow chow, kadale paruppu with turmeric and a pinch of salt upto 3 whistles.
Grind coconut and green chilli to fine paste with very little water.
When the pressure cooker steam is gone. Mix the vegetable and the grounded mixture in a vessel, add salt, tumeric. Mix well and allow it to boil in low flame.It should be thick in consistency.
Season it with the above mentioned and off the stove.

Chow Chow Kootu is ready to serve in the platter as sidedish or mix it with hot steamed rice.

- You can also prepare this kootu with Pooshinikayi/White Pumpkin.
- You can use any cooking oil instead of coconut oil.


Priya Sreeram on August 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM said...

looks good and one version of it is in my drafts too !

Rekha shoban on August 15, 2011 at 7:40 PM said...

saras, i never tried kottu with chow chow...i used to put in sambar...yummy!!nice click!

khushi on August 15, 2011 at 8:10 PM said...

nice recipe.
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Ramya on August 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM said...

Chow chow kootu looks soo comforting..!! this is exactly how we make it too:-)

Simplyfood on August 15, 2011 at 8:33 PM said...

This is lovely prep, dish looks really tasty. Do send it to flavours of south India @

Jeyashris Kitchen on August 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM said...

simple and delicious kootu.i make this very often

Lifewithspices on August 15, 2011 at 10:09 PM said...

i love kootu with chana dhal .. yummy

Akila on August 15, 2011 at 10:24 PM said...

always loved the kootu dear..

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KrithisKitchen on August 15, 2011 at 10:33 PM said...

I too make this... with some kulambu sadam... heaven...

Priya Suresh on August 15, 2011 at 11:01 PM said...

Feel like finishing that whole bowl, inviting kootu..

Chitra on August 15, 2011 at 11:06 PM said...

loove kootu...urs look gr8..

Ms.Chitchat on August 15, 2011 at 11:10 PM said...

Nice kootu and healthy too, I add a little sambar podi for taste.

Aarthi on August 16, 2011 at 12:23 AM said...

my mum used to make this...yummy

Reshmi Mahesh on August 16, 2011 at 2:31 AM said...

kootu looks yummy...

Unknown on August 16, 2011 at 9:29 AM said...

wow very nice kootu recipe...yummy...

Prema on August 16, 2011 at 12:01 PM said...

wow delicious recipe sara,brought dslr? clicks are amazing!!!

Satya on August 16, 2011 at 12:56 PM said...

always wanted to try some recipe with chow chow ...this kootu looks amazing ..thanks for sharing
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Hari Chandana P on August 16, 2011 at 1:43 PM said...

Lovely and delicious kootu.. looks simply awesome.. thanks for the recipe :)
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Prathima Rao on August 16, 2011 at 9:48 PM said...

Deliciouc chow chow kootu..Bookmarked..! Hardly find recipes with this vegetable..
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Unknown on August 17, 2011 at 5:19 AM said...

Absolutely love this version :)


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