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Feb 23, 2011

Chayote Moongdal Kootu / Chow Chow Kootu / Chayote Lentils Curry(without Coconut)

This is a simple and easy to make kootu. A healthy, low calorie and delicious side dish that makes a comfort meal with rice or with some warm rotis. Instead of chayote you can also use any available vegetable like ash gourd, radish, bottle guord, turnip, cabbage and i did not use coconut in this recipe so its suitable for diet and diabetic people. A complete vegan healthy side dish perfect for kids also. 
This can also be done with 2 tbsp of chana dal combo, the updated pic is made with combo of both Moongdal and chana dal.

  1. Moongdal     1 cup or 150 gm
  2. Chayote     1 medium size(peeled and diced)
  3. Onion      1 medium size(finely chopped)
  4. tomato   1 small(finely chopped)
  5. green chillies    2-3no.s(finely chopped)
  6. Shredded Coconut     2-3 tsp
To temper
  1. Oil  2tsp
  2. mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Chana n Urad dal   1tsp
  4. Jeera     1/4 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds   1/4 tsp
  6. Dry red chillies   3-4no.s(broken in to pieces)
  7. Hing powder    1/4tsp

Pressure Cooker Method
  • In a pressure cooker add moongdal, chana dal, onion, tomato, chayote, salt and turmeric powder. stir well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • After that switch off the stove and allow the pressure to cool down.
  • Once done, remove the cooker lid and give a gentle mix and heat a tempering pan, add oil when its heated add the tempering ingredients one by one and fry well and add it to the kootu.
  • That'st it...healthy n tasty chow chow kootu ready.
Stove Top Method.
  • Wash and Cook moongdal with turmeric powder and 3 cups of water.
  • When dal is 3/4th cooked ,add chayote,chopped onion,tomato and green chillies.
  • Add enough salt , half cup water (if needed) and stir well.
  • Cook covered with occasional stirring.
  • When chayote get soft and tender switch off the stove.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients one by one ,fry well and add to the moongdal kootu.
  • Stir well and serve hot with plain rice.

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