Biryani, Chow Chow (Chayote Squash)

Chow Chow (Chayote) Biryani


Chow Chow (Chayote)

Raw Rice – 1 cup
Chickpeas – 1/4 cup, soaked
Soya Chunks (Meal Maker) – 8
Onion – 1, big
Chow Chow (Chayote) – 1 cup, peeled, grated
Curd – 1/2 cup
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblsp
Carrot – 1/4 cup, grated
Cashewnuts – 2 tblsp, broken
Bread Slices – 4, cut into small squares
Ghee – 3 tblsp
Oil – 4 tblsp
Salt as per taste

To Grind:
Tomato – 1
Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Green Chillies – 2
Coriander Leaves – 2 tblsp
Ginger – a small piece

1. Combine all the ingredients given to grind and grind to a smooth paste.
2. Soak the soya chunks for 20 minutes.
3. Dry roast the rice for a minute and remove.
4. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
5. Saute the onions for a minute or until translucent.
6. Add the chow chow, carrot and stir well.
7. Add red chilli powder and stir again.
8. Drain water from the soya chunks and add to the cooker.
9. Add the ground paste and stir until well combined.
10. Mix 1 cup water with curd and pour into the cooker.
11. Add rice, chickpeas and salt.
12. Stir until well combined.
13. Pressure cook until 1 whistle and remove.
14. Heat ghee in a pan.
15. Fry the cashewnuts and bread squares.
16. Add to the biryani and mix.
17. Serve hot with raita or sidedish of choice.

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