Monday, October 20, 2008

Chow-chow (Bangalore Kathrikai) Poriyal

Chow-chow or chayote is also known as bangalore kathrikai in some parts of south India. It is a pear shaped vegetable with bland taste. Chow-chow is rich in amino acids and vitamin c. Chow-chow can be used to make sambar, kootu and poriyal.

2 chow-chow chopped into small pieces
6 tbsps Grated coconut
1 tsp mustard seeds
8 redchillies
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste

Boil the chopped chow-chow in microwave for 10 mts, if u choose traditional way of boiling it in a pan until the vegetable is cooked.

In a frying pan, add oil and mustard wait until the mustard splutters. Add redchillies and fry for some time. Now add the chow-chow and cook for 5 mts. Add grated coconut in medium heat and leave for 5 mts.

Serve hot with Chapatti or Rice.

P.S Don't let the coconut burn or leave for too long in the heat, it will spoil the taste of the dish.



we call it banglore kathrikai..poriyal is droolworthy


chow poriyal looks yummy

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