Here is a kuruma for the dieters who long for the regular potato flavored kuruma.
Ingredients:Chayote (chow chow) - 1
potato (aloo) - 2 (medium size)
tomato - 2
channa dhal - 1/4 cup
Red onion - 1 (medium size)
coriander leaves - a handful.
mint leaves - few
curry leaves - few
curd - 1/2 cup
red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
turmeric powder - a pinch
curry masala powder - 1 tsp
salt - to taste
temper:oil - 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
bay leaf - 1
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
To grind:shredded coconut - 1/4 cup
onion - 1/2 cup
green chillies - 4
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
cardamom - 4
cloves - 2
Method:Soak the channa dhal for 30 minutes.
Grind the items mentioned along with 1 tbsp of soaked dhal.
Peel and cut the potato and chow chow in to 1 inch cubes.
Chop the onion, cilantro, mint finely.
Heat oil in a pan. fry some fennel seeds and bay leaf.
Add the chopped onion, green chillies ,curry leaves, cilantro and mint leaves. After the onion turns golden brown , add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
Now put the finely chopped tomato and cook till oil oozes out.
Put the turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, curry powder and fry for a few seconds.
Now add the vegetables, soaked channa dhal and mix well and add 2 cups of water.
close the lid and cook all the vegetables to tender.
Add the coconut masala, curd, salt and boil for 5 more minutes to remove the raw smell.
Switch off immediately .
Chow chow kuruma is ready!
Serving suggestions:serve hot with chapati or rice.
This is a good alternative to the regular potato kuruma as we can control the carbohydrate by adding the chayote.
Tastes just like the potato kuruma.