March 15, 2016

Chow Chow / Chayote Kootu without Coconut

A kootu made with roasted dal powders, which makes your

cooking simple and mess free on hectic days without grinding.

Make this powder in bulk during weekends. This Chow Chow

kootu is different from the usual ones, since it is made without 

coconut. Instead of coconut roasted dals powder, boiled moong dal 

are added. It retains the same taste as the kootu made with coconut 

and can be had with vathakuzhambu rice or sambhar rice or Rotis. 

A No onion No garlic recipe to have on Vrat days...

Pre time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Serves: 4


Chow Chow 3 or 4

Boiled Moong dhal  2 cups

1/2  cup boiled milk

For making Kootu powder:

In a pan dry roast  2 tea spoons of Bengal gram, 2 tea spoons of black gram, 1 tea spoon of pepper, ½ tea spoon of cumin seeds, 1 tea spoon of raw rice and 3 red chillies  till nice aroma comes and the colour changes. Powder them and keep aside.


Boil Chow Chow with salt and turmeric powder. After they become soft add the boiled moong dhal.

Mix the Kootu powder in a cup of water without lumps and add to the boiling stuff.  Mix well. 

Add required water. When everything mixes well add just half cup (100ml)  milk stir together and switch off the stove. 

Now sauté it with mustard seeds, blackgram, hing and curry leaves.