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September 8, 2008

Rameswaram Kootu

This is one of my favourite dishes that I learnt from my mom. Vegetable used in this dish is- Chow Chow(also called Chayote squash).
It's easy to prepare and delicious as well.

Chow chow - 2 if small and 1 if big
Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Hing - a pinch
Coconut oil - a tsp
Curry leaves - a few sprigs
Coriander leaves - to garnish

To grind together:
Coconut - a handful
Greenchillies - as needed
Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Peel the skin of chayote squash and chop into small pieces.
Pressure cook the vegetable along with moong dhal, turmeric, hing and water(just enough to coat the mixture) for 1 whistle. Switch off the gas.
Grind the above ingredients with little water to a smooth paste.
Mix the ground paste and salt with the cooked vegetable mixture and simmer for 5 minutes.
Tamper curry leaves in coconut oil and add it to the mixture. Garnish with coriander leaves. Goes well with rice or roti.


  1. Hey Mahimaa,welcome back hope you had a good trip,like the new look of your blog and your kootu sounds delicious :)

  2. thanks Usha.. i have been checking out your blog frequently and reading all your recipes..

  3. The new look of your blog is pleasing to the eyes. The blog is as yummy as the Kootu.Keep it up


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