Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chayote (chowchow) kuruma

Chayote potato spicy curry / Bangalore kathirikkai Urulaikilangu kuruma / aloo chowchow subji.

Here is a kuruma for the dieters who long for the regular potato flavored kuruma.

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

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

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.


Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe..A must try one


Suja Manoj said...

Perfect with rotis,healthy and delicious curry

Alpana said...

Verry Delicious.......

Christy Gerald said...

Korma like perfectly done.Flavorully yummy!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

kuruma looks lovely...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy yummy curry...

Priya Suresh said...

Wish to have this kurma with some rotis for my dinner tonite.

lubnakarim06 said...

Made this in today's dinner...but not kurma....will love to try this version soon...loks yum...

VineelaSiva said...

This goes nice with rotis.Chayote gives little sweet taste.I really love the taste.

Cham said...

I make kurma too but this one is completly different and flavorful!