Chow Chow /Chayote Khicidi


  • Chow Chow-1 medium sized
  • Onion-1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Green chilly-1 finely chopped
  • Tamarind extract-1/4 cup
  • Hing-A pinch
  • Turmeric Powder-A pinch
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To Cook

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tbsp
  • Urad Dhal-1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves


  1. Wash,peel off the chow chow skin and cut them into small pieces.
  2. In a kadai,add oil and temper with mustard seeds,urad dhal and curry leaves.
  3. Add green chilly,onion and chopped chow chow and saute them well.
  4. Add hing and turmeric powder and give quick stir.
  5. Add water and let the ridge gourd cook.
  6. When the vegetable is cooked 90%,add tamarind extract and salt.
  7. Let it boil and stop cooking when it reaches sambar consistency.
  8. Serve it hot with idly.

My Observations:

You can add more chillies to adjust your taste.

To finish the cooking earlier,you can grate them and cook it in idly cooker before sauting.

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