Monday, January 23, 2012

Beans And Chow-Chow Curry

          The other day, I was making some rotis and dal for dinner, and, coming to the vegetable part, I had a chow-chow and some beans in the refrigerator. Not wanting to make another dal or kootu with the chow-chow or a beans poriyal, I made this curry putting together both the vegetables, not really knowing what the end result would be. But, it turned out to be good and even worthy enough to be blogged here..

Need To Have
  • Chow - Chow or Chayote - 1 small chopped
  • Beans - 1 cup chopped
  • Onion -1 chopped
  • Tomato - 1 chopped
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - a sprig
Roast And Grind
  • Chana Dal - 1 + 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried Red Chilli - 1 or 2 depending on your spice level

          Cook the beans and chow-chow either on stove top or in a microwave. Roast and powder the ingredients given under roast&grind. Heat oil, season with the mustard and urad dal and asafoetida and curry leaves, once sputtering stops add the onion, saute till it turns tranparent. Now add the cooked vegetables, saute till water dries up, then add the ground powder, saute for few more minutes. Now add the chopped tomato, mix, cover and cook for another five mins. This goes well with rotis or can even be had mixed with plain rice. 

Can even add some dry or fresh coconut or peanuts while making the powder.
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  1. wonderful flavours !! delicious curry !! Thanks for dropping my space !! happy to follow u :)

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  2. I have never tried this combo. Looks good, perfect with rotis.

  3. Hai Dear..Thanks for dropping my place..Glad i reached here..following you straightaway...Awesome blog..keep going

  4. luks so [perfect combo...not tried yet...

  5. this one is lipsmacking..perfect version hema..:)
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  6. Looks good but wondering what chow chow is. Any english name?

  7. never tried this combo..looks hot n superb