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Chow Chow Pachadi (Chayote Squash Yogurt Curry)

 Published 2019-Apr-19   Updated 2019-May-14

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Chayote Squash Curd Curry)

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Pachadi is a Kerala dish prepared during any sadhya or even for lunch anyday. It is made with watery vegetables. It is creamy and has a unique taste with beaten yogurt, coconut green chilies paste and an aromatic tempering.

Today I am going to share pachadi made with chow chow, which is also known as Chayote Squash. This vegetable is rich in dietary fiber, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and Vitamin C. It has no fat or cholesterol and is a perfect vegetable for people who are checking their weight. Many people do not buy this as they do not know how to cook with this. Try this simple Chow Chow Pachadi recipe and you will buy it each time you see it in the market.

Recipe for Chow Chow Pachadi

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Chow Chow (Chayote Squash) - 1 (chopped)
  • Salt - as necessary
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Yogurt - 1/2 cup (beaten)

For Grinding

  • Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Green chilies - 2 or 3
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Shallots (Sambar Onions) - 3
  • Water - as necessary

For Tempering

  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Dry Red chilies - 2

Method

  1. Chop the chow chow into small pieces. You can cut the whole vegetable along with the skin.
  2. In a small pot, take the cut vegetables, add some salt and 1/4 cup of water. Switch on the stove and cook till the vegetables become tender. The water should dry up.
  3. Take all the ingredients under 'For Grinding' in a mixie jar and grind it to a smooth paste.
  4. Add this ground paste with the cooked vegetable and cook for 2-4 minutes. After the raw smell disappears, switch off the stove.
  5. For the tempering, take some coconut oil in a small pan. Pop the mustard seeds. Fry the dry red chilies and curry leaves. Add this on the pachadi.
  6. After the pachadi cools a bit, whisk the yogurt until smooth and add to this. Mix together.
  7. Check the salt and adjust if needed. Tasty chow chow pachadi is ready to be served.

Detailed Steps to make Chow Chow Pachadi

Chop the chow chow into small pieces. You can cut the whole vegetable along with the skin.

In a small pot, take the cut vegetables, add some salt and 1/4 cup of water. Switch on the stove and cook till the vegetables become tender. The water should dry up.

Chow Chow Pachadi Preparation Steps

Take all the ingredients under 'For Grinding' in a mixie jar and grind it to a smooth paste.

Chow Chow Pachadi Preparation Steps

Add this ground paste with the cooked vegetable and cook for 2-4 minutes. After the raw smell disappears, switch off the stove.

Chow Chow Pachadi Preparation Steps Chow Chow Pachadi Preparation Steps

For the tempering, take some coconut oil in a small pan. Pop the mustard seeds. Fry the dry red chilies and curry leaves. Add this on the pachadi. 

Chow Chow Pachadi Preparation Steps

After the pachadi cools a bit, whisk the yoghurt until smooth and add to this. Mix together.

Chow Chow Pachadi Preparation Steps

Check the salt and adjust if needed. Tasty chow chow pachadi is ready to be served.

Chow Chow Pachadi Preparation Steps

Serving Chow Chow Pachadi

  • This mild and creamy curry goes well with white rice. It can also be served with chapathi.

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