Chayotte(CHOW-CHOW) Curry

Chayotte curry with sesame powder

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Chayotte(CHOW-CHOW) Curry

Chayotte curry with sesame powder

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Vaishnavi Lakshmi

Published On: 04 Feb 2007

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

Dry roast 2 red chillies and sesame seeds for 1 minute on medium heat until they are fluffy. Set aside to cool for 15 mins.

Step 2

Coarse grind the dry roasted sesame seeds and red chillies with a pinch of salt and keep aside.

Step 3

Heat a spoon of oil in a pan.

Step 4

Season with black gram, Bengal gram, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute for a while.

Step 5

Add minced ginger and garlic followed by onions and turmeric powder.

Step 6

Saute until onions are transparent.

Step 7

Add the diced chayote cubes and salt and stir well.

Step 8

Saute for 2 - 3 mins on high heat.

Step 9

Cover and cook on medium heat until cooked well.

Step 10

Once they are cooked, add the prepared sesame powder to the above, mix well and saute for a couple of mins.

Step 11

Finally, add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 12

Cover with the lid and switch off the stove and leave it for 5 mins.

Step 13

:- The flavour of cilantro and sesame powder is absorbed by the the vegetable and it tastes very good with hot hot rice.

Step 14

:- While dicing the chayotte, discard the single seed inside the vegetable which is similar to the same in young mangoes.
:- Instead of chayotte, u can prepare it with other vegetables like ridgegourd or bottlegourd or snakegourd.


Nice curry.The sesame seeds rendered a very nice flavour and aroma to it.Thanx.Do post more recipes like this.

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