Chayote or Chow Chow belongs to the gourd family.Vegetables from the gourd family are extremely healthy.There are various types of gourds cultivated in India and they are extremely fibrous to consume,lower in saturated fats as well as calories.
The chayote can be eaten raw in salads, or stuffed and baked.It is used in everyday Indian cooking for making sambar,kootu,poriyal and thogayal.The whole vegetable is edible including the skin part but we usually discard them.These peels can be made into delicious chutney for Idly and Dosai.An easy simple chutney that is healthy for your family.
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PREPARATION TIME : 5 MINS
COOKING TIME : 12-15 MINS
SERVES : 2
1 cup chow chow peels
4 dried red chillies
4-6 cloves garlic
A pea sized tamarind
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp urad dhal
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Water as required
Heat oil in a pan,add garlic,red chillies,chow chow peels and saute for 10-12 mins.
Let it cool add the tamarind piece and salt.
Add salt and grind it to smooth paste.
Heat oil in a small pan ,add mustard seeds,urad dhal and let it splutter.Add it to the ground chutney.
Chow Chow peel chutney is ready now.
TAKE CARE TIPS
Saute the peels until they turn soft and mushy.
You can also add grated coconuts and curry leaves while grinding.