Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Chow Chow Kootu

This Kootu recipe is from The Bangla Table by Sumeet Nair. It's delicately flavored , creamy and delicious . Am sure it will work well with Ghia too.

500 Grams Chow Chow / Chayote
1/2 Cup ( 65 Grams ) Hulled Moong Dal.
1/2 Onion ( 50 Grams Chopped ).
4 Green chilies - Make a slit
1/2 Cup Thick Coconut Milk.
For Tempering:
1/2 Cup Oil.
2 Dried Chilies ( Preferably Goodu Milagai ).
1 3/4 Teaspoon Urad Dal.
1 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds.
1 Teaspoon Ghee.
12 Curry Leaves.
1.Boil dal in 3 cups water - till creamy and done.Set aside.
2.While dal is boiling peel and de seed Chow Chow and chop into small size pieces - 1/3d inch .
3.In one cup of water boil onions , green chilies and chow chow for 3 minutes , add salt and then cook another 2 minutes.Cook covered.
4. Add dal into the chow chow pan and cook together another 7-10 minutes.
5 Heat oil , when hot but not smoking slide in all the tempering ingredients , splutter and 30 seconds later add to the simmering dal Kootu.
6.Add coconut milk to kootu , simmer 2-3 minutes till its like a thick stew. Rest and adjust flavors

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