chow chow kootu

Chow Chow Kootu

This side dish is made with Chow Chow (Chayote) and Green Gram Dhal. It’s easy to make and is served with hot rice.

Chow Chow Kootu

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: KootuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This side dish is made with Chow Chow (Chayote) and Green Gram Dhal. It’s easy to make and is served with hot rice.


  • Chow Chow – 1 No

  • Green Gram Dhal – ½ cup

  • Sambar powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Salt – ½ teaspoon

  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Sambar Onion – 2 Nos


  • Cook Green gram dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder in open vessel till soft.
  • Peel the skin from chow chow and cut into small pieces.
  • Add the cut chow chow pieces in a vessel and just add 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.
  • Season it with mustard, curry leaves and chopped onion.


  1. Hello,
    Tried this recipe and the dish turned out to be very good.

  2. Rajani Rayudu

    Hi Kamala,
    Thanks for your lovely recipe. I made it twice, it is now became regular kootu at my place. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Hi Selvi & Rajani rayudu, Thanks for your feedback. You can also make Pricha Kuzhambu and Poriyal with this vegetable. Check that recipes also. Even making sambar with this vegetable tastes good.

  4. Hi there,
    good recipe.. thanks for sharing – i did today and i had double meals 🙂


  5. hi mam…….

    am ramya…….diz year am gonna to getting marriage…..bcoz of that i started to cook…….ur reciepes are very helpful to me….i have tried brijal kara kozhambu today…..its turned out superb….one request,i dnt know how to prepare aviyal…….i seached in ur website bt i couldnt found…… mama likes that so much thats y……….can u help me mam?

  6. Hello Kamala, can you please give us a recipe for beetroot poriyal? Thanks

  7. Just want to clarify with you. In most of your recipes u have used green gram dhal. Is it pacha pairu or pasi parupu? Is it Yellow moong dal? Kindly clarify

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