Apr 1, 2020

Chow Chow Poriyal | Chayote Squash Fry


2 Chayote Squash | Chow Chow  (peeled, seeds removed & diced)
1/2 Red Onion (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
4-5 Curry leaves
4 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp oil
Salt per taste


  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds. When it starts to splutter, add green chilies and curry leaves. Saute for 10-15 sec
  2. Next, add onions. Saute for 30 sec. When onions starts to wilt, add turmeric powder. Then saute for 5 sec
  3. Add chow chow squash and mix well. Add 1/4 cup of water prevent burning at bottom of the pan. Cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes. When it softens, add salt. Continue to cook for another 2 min and then turn off the heat
  4. (optional) garnish with grated coconut and cilantro for addiotnal flavor.
  5. Serve it as an accompaniment with curries and chapati

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