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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Chow Chow Chutney-Chayote Chutney-Chow Chow Thogayal

Chow Chow is know as Chayote in English. It is commonly used to make sambar or kootu or mor kulambu. I prepare chutney or thuvayal also with chow chow for a change. This goes very well with rice and is very tasty. Today we will learn how to make chow chow thuvaiyal following this easy recipe.

Chow Chow Chutney-Chayote Chutney

Chow Chow Thuvayal-Chayote Chutney

Chow Chow Thuvayal-Chutney

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Thuvaiyal
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Chow Chow - chopped 1 cup
   Tomato -1

   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Tur dal - 1 tbsp
   Channa dal/Bengal gram/Kadalai paruppu - 1 tbsp
   Red chilli -4

   Salt needed


Peel the skin, remove the seed and chop the choyote into small pieces.


Heat a tsp of oil, add tur dal, channa dal, red chillies and fry till dal turns golden brown. Remove and keep it aside.

In the same pan, heat the remaining oil, add chow chow, chopped tomato, salt needed and cook till chayote becomes soft. Allow it to cool.

Grind the dal first with little water, then add the chow chow+ tomato mix and grind everything together coarsely.

Serve with hot rice topped with ghee. Prepare any fried curry or kootu as a side dish for it.

Note - I have added tomato instead of tamarind. You can add a small piece of tamarind and omit tomatoes or add both for a tangy taste.

More Chayote recipes

Chow chow kootu

Chow chow curry

Meet you all with more interesting recipes. Stay tuned.


  1. Delicious looking chutney. Excellent preparation.

  2. wuw....superb recipe...yummy

  3. Delicious.....yummyyy....superb click

  4. I have not heard of chayote chutney. I will give it a try son. Thank you.

  5. Even I make chutney with this but with tamarind instead of tomatoes, but your chutney has the nice color from the tomatoes I guess..

  6. Yummy :) will try this one surely.

  7. First time to hear about this Chutney !

  8. very nice!.........something very new to me....nice.

  9. Lovely chutney...looks yummy :-)

  10. A perfect chutney with rice.

  11. never made chutney with chow chow.. nice recipe

  12. Innovative chutney with chowchow. Tasty too.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  13. I'm inviting myself to your place dear. Chutney calling me ;)

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  15. i have tried this chutney today, super taste...

  16. What about salt and tamarind...?

    1. Salt is mandatory. Tamarind, if you like the tangy taste, you can add just a small bit or 1/4 tsp paste.

  17. Came out very well , did not miss coconut in thogYal and very healthy


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