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Chow Chow (Chayote) Kurma

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Chow Chow or Chayote is commonly used in South India to make Kootu, Kurma or Poriyal.
Chow Chow (Chayote) Kurma

Chow Chow (Chayote) – 1, peeled, chopped
Onion – 1, big, finely chopped
Garlic – 3 cloves, crushed
Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 3 tsp
Turmeric Powder – a pinch
Salt as per taste

Grind together:
Coconut – 2 tblsp, grated
Green Chillies – 2
Saunf – 1 tsp
Gram Flour – 3 tsp

For Tempering:
Oil – 3 tsp
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
Saunf – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – few

1. Grind the coconut, green chillies, saunf and gram flour with little water to a smooth paste.
2. Heat oil in a pan.
3. Fry the tempering ingredients for 30 seconds.
4. Add the garlic, onions and tomatoes.
5. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Add the chopped chow chow pieces and 1 cup of water.
7. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
8. Add salt and ground paste.
9. Stir well and add some more water if too thick.
10. Simmer until it starts to bubble.
11. Remove and serve hot with rice or as a sidedish with roti.

image via yen samayal arai

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