Chow Chow (Bangalore Kathirikai) Poricha Kuzhambu

Chow Chow (Bangalore Kathirikai) Poricha Kuzhambu


  • Chow Chow – 1 No
  • Green Gram Dhal – ½ cup
  • Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon
  • Jeera – ½ teaspoon
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Sambar powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few


  1. Cook green gram dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder till soft.
  2. Remove the skin from chow chow and cut into small pieces. Put it in a vessel and add just enough water to cover the vegetable. Add sambar powder, turmeric and salt and cook till the vegetables are soft. Add the cooked dhal. Allow to boil.
  3. Grind coconut, green chilli and jeera to a fine paste. Add this to the vegetable and mix well. If the kuzhambu is too thick, add little water and make semi liquid. Season it with mustard and curry leaves.
  4. Note: You can also add a small onion chopped finely while seasoning.
  5. You can make the above Kootu using snakegourd (Pudalangai) instead of chow chow. Chow chow is also called as “Chayote”.


  1. hi
    looks tasty.. wil try adn let u know

  2. This came out very good and we liked it a lot. Thanks.

  3. Hi,

    Thank you so much for trying my recipe and nice to hear that it came out very good.

  4. Yeah the recipe was of great help, thanks Kamala!

  5. Thanks for the recipe. It came out very well. I also made Medu vada. I have one request to make. Please mention the equivalent word for Tamil words in English. It will people like us who do not know Tamil. Thanks.

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