Chow Chow Poricha Kootu Recipe

Chow Chow Kootu is made from a white squash called chow chow. It is combined with moong lentils, ground coconut, cumin, yogurt and curry leaves to form its delicious gravy base. The taste is fantastic and goes well with hot phulkas or Spicy Potato Roast Recipe (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal) and steamed hot rice. So enjoy cooking this delicate preparation of a chow chow kotu, which is simple and delicious and makes a one dish healthy meal. Alternate vegetables that can be used are chayote squash, bottle gourd, white pumpkin.   Chayote, Yellow Moong Dal (Split), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Fresh coconut, Dry Red Chillies, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Curry leaves, Salt, Curry leaves, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Oil, White Urad Dal (Split), Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)   300 grams Chayote , diced 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split) , cooked 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) Ingredients to be ground 1/2 cup Fresh coconut 4 Dry Red Chillies 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) Curry leaves Salt , to taste Ingredients for seasoning 1 sprig Curry leaves 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon Oil 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)     15   30     To begin making the Chow Chow Poricha Kootu Recipe; we will first cook the moong dal lentils with about 2 cups of water in a saucepan or a pressure cooker, along with a 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder.Once cooked completely, whisk it using a fork. See Video recipe of of to cook lentils in a pressure cookerSteam the chow-chow, by adding just a little salt, until tender and cooked.Grind together the grated coconut, cumin seeds, curry leaves and the red chilli into a smooth paste. Use warm water for grinding, this will help the coconut blend well with the chillies.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; add the mustard seeds, bengal gram and halved white urad dal and allow them to crackle. Allow the dal to roast well until lightly browned.Stir in the cooked lentils, the cooked vegetables and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes. Add a little water to adjust the consistency of the chow chow Poricha Kootu. Check the salt levels and adjust to suit your taste.Serve the Chow Chow Poricha Kootu Recipe along with steamed rice and Vathal Kozhambu or with hot phulkas or Spicy Potato Roast Recipe (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal).