Vegetable Fahita – Coloring My Life:)

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Vegetable Fajita:(Mexican Style) Several times in my School-College-University life…I somehow always ended up having vegetarian room mates:( But kept managing my identity through food, hehe:) No, I never yielded to ‘Veganism’ or ‘Satvik’ preachings…and what is peer-pressure, anyway! There were days, when my hostel mess bill used to be ‘Nil’ for several months! And I [...]

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Chayote-Bhuni Chana Ka Subzi / Chow Chow-Pottukadalai Poriyal

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Chow Chow Poriyal: Other Names: Bangalore Kathirikai – Pottukadalai Poriyal. Merakkai Poriyal. Pear-Squash Stir-Fry. Cho cho Kura. Well, this isn’t exactly an exciting recipe to rant about with high spirits! There is certainly not big stories behind this simple everyday food! When I was a kid, my Mom kept making this subzi for us quite [...]

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Chayote Thoran / Chow Chow Thoran

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Chow Chow Coconut Poriyal: Choyote Poriyal. Ingredients: Chow Chow 2 chopped to bite size bitsCoconut grated 1/4 cupSaltGreen chilies 2 finely choppedChana dal 1 spoonUrad dal 1 spoonCumin 1/4 spoonMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoons. Method: In a wok, heat oil. Add all the tempering spices and chilies to it. Wait till they [...]

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Chayote Poriyal / Chow Chow Kura

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Chow Chow Poriyal: My Grand mother and mother had a strange habit of retaining the veggies color even after cooking. They hardly use any chili/turmeric powder…when it comes to poriyal! They never use water to cook them either, just slow cook with lid, fadafat veggie is done within minutes, color is still there! Then they [...]

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Chayote Dhall / Chow Chow Dhall

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Chow Chow Ghee Dahl: Choyote Dahl. Ingredients: Chow chow 1 or 2Cooker thoor dahl 1 cupSaltGheeMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonUrad dal 1/4 spoonDry red chilies 3 Curry leaves fewOil few spoons. Method: Peel and cut the chow chow into chunks. Now cook this in cooked thoor dal…till soft. Add salt to it. When [...]

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Chow Chow Poriyal / Chayote Poriyal

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Chow Chow Poriyal: Ingredients: Chow Chow 2-3 medium(deseed and chop roughly)Green chilies 3 choppedOnion 1 small chopped(optional)SaltTurmeric powder 1 pinchAsafoetida 1 pinchUrad dal 2 spoonsChana dal 2 spoonsMustard seeds 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoons. Method: In a wide pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds, asafoetida, urad and chana dal. Let this pop well. Add [...]

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Chayote Dhall / Chow Chow Dhall

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Chow Chow Dahl: Ingredients: Chow chow 2 – peeled & diced Thoor Dal 1 cupSaltTurmeric pinchGreen chilies 3 fienly choppedOnion 1 small finely choppedGarlic 6 clovs fienly choppedTomato 1 large choppedCumin seeds 1 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchOil few spoonsCilantro leaves few. Method: In a pressure cooker, cook thoor with salt and pinch of turemric in it. [...]

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Chayote Sambar / Chow Chow Sambar

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Chow Chow Sambar:Chayote Sambar. Tamil Nadu Vegetable Sambar. Ingredients:Chow chow 3(peeled and roughly chopped) Thoor Dal 1 cup Onion 1 large Tomato 1 large Salt Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon Chili powder 1 spoon Sambar Powder(home made) 1-2 spoons Tamarind paste 1 spoon Ghee or oil few spoons Cilantro leaves to garnish. For Tempering: Mustard seeds [...]

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Chayote Olan / Chow Chow Olan

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Chow Chow Olan: Chow Chow Paal Kootu. Choyote milk based Recipes. Ingredients: Chow chow/Chayote(skinned, deseeded & chopped)Thoor dal 1 cup (cooked)Fresh coconut grated 1/4 cupGreen chilies 3-6Milk 1 cupCumin seeds 1/2 spoonSaltOil 2 spoons. For sesonning: Mustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoons. Mehtod: In a blender blend, cooked [...]

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Chow Chow Kootu

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Chow Chow Poricha Kootu: Ingredients: Chow Chow/chayote 2Moong dal 1/2 cupSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonGhee few spoons. To be Fried in Ghee and Wet-Ground to Paste: GheeBlack pepper 1 spoonDry red chilies 4Urad dal 2 spoonsCoconut grated 2 spoonsCumin seeds 1 spoon. For Tempering: Mustard seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonUrad dal 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry [...]

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