Chayote Dal – Kootu

chayote kootu

Chow Chow Kootu


Chow chow/chayote -250 grams

Moong dal-1 cup


Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch

Green chillies-2

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves



For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Red chillies -4

Curry leaves

Preparation method

  1. Wash and clean the moong  dal,  add 1:2 ratio of water.
  2. Peel and cut the chow chow into cubes and add it to dal.
  3. Add turmeric powder, cumin seeds, hing  and  2 garlic cloves .
  4. Add shallots, green chillies and salt.
  5. Cook it in a pressure cooker For the 3 to 5 whistles.
  6. Heat ghee in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds, urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves.
  7. Once they spluttered, add cooked chow chow , mix it well and cook it For the 12 mins in a low flame.
  8. Add Fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot.