Chow Chow Thoran

Chow chow thoran

Ingredients(Serves 3)

1. Chow chow / chayote squash – 1, peeled and chopped

2. Green chilies – 2, chopped

Curry leaves – A few

3. Grated coconut – 3/4 cup

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch (optional)

Garlic or shallots – 1 – 2 small

Cumin seeds – 1 pinch

4. Salt – To taste

5. Coconut oil / vegetable oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Dried red chilies – 2, broken


1.  Crush the garlic and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle. Combine grated coconut with turmeric powder, crushed garlic and cumin seeds.

2. Heat oil in a kadai / cheena chatti over medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies. Add chopped chow chow, green chilies, curry leaves, salt and grated coconut mixture. Mix well. Sprinkle 2 – 3 tbsp water. Mix and bring everything to the center. Cover and cook for 8 – 10 minutes, stirring once in between, until chow chow is done. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Chow chow thoran


In pic – Kerala rosematta rice with chow chow thoran, netholi fry, netholi peera and raw banana fry

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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