Chow Chow Kootu with Small Onion Venthiya Kuzhambu

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

To Season

Coconut Oil – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Urad dhal –  2 teaspoons

To Garnish

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.

Chef’s Tips

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.




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