Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal Recipe – Chayote Squash And Moong Stir Fry

Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal Recipe is a simple to cook stir fry with chayote squash and moong dal. The delicate flavours of the chayote squash amalgamates very well with the crunchy moong dal and freshly grated coconut.  Chow chow (chayote squash), Yellow Moong Dal (Split), Green Chillies, Fresh coconut, Dry Red Chillies, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Curry leaves, Asafoetida (hing), Lemon juice, Oil, Salt   3 Chow chow (chayote squash) , cored and cut into cubes 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) , soaked for 10 minutes 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped 3 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated 2 Dry Red Chillies 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 sprig Curry leaves 1/8 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 2 teaspoon Lemon juice 2 teaspoon Oil Salt , to taste     10   20     To begin making Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal Recipe (Chayote Squash And Moong Stir Fry), peel the skin, core the centre and chop the chayote squash into small cubes and keep aside.Wash and soak the moong dal in a bowl of water for 10 minutes.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add the asafoetida, dried red chilli, curry leaves and let it crackle.Add the green chillies and saute for a few seconds. Add in the chayote cubes and saute for a minute.Now, drain the soaked moong dal and add it to the pan, season with salt and mix well.Close it with a lid and let the moong dal and chayote squash cook in its own steam for 10 minutes. The texture of the moong dal and chayote should be kept firm yet soft to bite on.Once the chayote squash and moong dal is cooked, add in the grated coconut and mix well.Switch off the heat, add the lemon juice and mix well.Serve the Chow Chow Pasi Paruppu Poriyal Recipe (Chayote Squash And Moong Stir Fry) along with Steamed Rice, Thakkali Vengayam Sambar Recipe (Tomato Onion Sambar) and Indian Vegetable Salad Recipe for the weeknight dinner.