Chow Chow Kootu

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Sep. 13, 2013

Kootu is an easy way to add vegetables to your diet. Try making a kootu in addition to your regular poriyal, and these will take care of your daily vitamin requirement.


Chayote 1 Small , diced
Green gram 25 Gram
Water 400 Milliliter
Salt To Taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Sambar powder 1 Teaspoon
Milk 25 Milliliter
To grind
Coconut 3 Tablespoon
Rice flour 1 Teaspoon
To temper
Oil 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Urad dal 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves 1 Teaspoon



1. Peel and dice chayote. Wash the cut pieces once, so that the stickiness goes away.

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2. Grind coconut with rice flour. Keep it ready.


2. In a pressure cooker, add green gram and chayote. Pour water. Sprinkle salt, turmeric powder, and sambar powder. Pressure cook for two whistles.

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3. Once the cooker cools, open it and add the ground coconut mixture. Let it come to a boil.

4. Add milk in the end and switch off.

5. Temper mustard seeds and urad dal with curry leaves in oil, and add this to the kootu.

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6. Serve with sambar rice or rasam rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 108Calories from Fat 51

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 135 mg5.63%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet