Chow Chow Kootu
Chow Chow Kootu, Rice with ghee, Mixture and Small Onion Venthiya Kuzhambu
This simple, tasty Chow Chow Kootu, is our family favourite. Chow Chow is also known as Chayote, belongs to the melon family, rich in vitamins, calcium and zinc. We make this kootu at least once in 10 days. I learnt this recipe from my mother – in – law. This is her special dish. Goes well with phulkas, puri and plain rice. An excellent combination with Small Onion Venthiya Kuzhambu and roasted pappad. I have served this Kootu with plain rice, Small Onion Venthiya Kuzhambu and mixture. Mixture goes well with any mixed rice. Try this combo and I am sure you will enjoy as much I have enjoyed it.This kootu has a very nice flavour because the ground paste is very different .
Peeled and cubed ChowChow – 2 cups
Water – 3cups
Salt to taste
Grind to a fine paste
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Broken dry red chilli – 1/2 piece of a chilli
Cornflour – 1 tablespoon
Coconut Oil – 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Urad dhal – 2 teaspoons
Torn curry leaves – little
Heat a pan. Add water. Once the water boils, add the cubed chow Chow. Cook on medium flame. Once the Vegetable has cooked, add the ground paste. Sim the flame. Simmer till thick. Add salt to taste and mix well. Switch off the stove. Season and garnish. Serve hot.
1) Cook the kootu on sim flame. It will not discolour.
2) For a more whiter coloured kootu add only 1/4 broken red chilli.