Chow Chow Poriyal


  • Chow Chow – 1 No
  • Onion – 1 No
  • Oil – 2 teaspoons
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon
  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafotida Powder – a pinch
  • Red Chillies – 2 to 3
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

Remove the skin and inner white nut from chow chow. Cut it into small cubes.
Chop onion finely.
Put the chow chow pieces in a vessel and a handful of water and cook on low flame till it is cooked. Do not overcook. (You can also microwave it).
In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add bengal gram dhal and urad dhal and fry till it become light brown. Add red chillies broken into small bits along with asafotida powder and curry leaves. Fry just for a second. Add chopped onion and fry till it is transparent. Then add cooked vegetable, turmeric powder and salt. Mix everything well.
Note: You can also add one tablespoon grated mango or coconut gratings or carrot gratings in the above dish.
Tips: To prepare a quick poriyal, you can cook the vegetable in microwave. By the time it is cooking in the microwave, you can do the seasoning and just add the vegetable once it is cooked.


  1. Akal's Saappadu

    looks simple and tasty;

    came here by chance; you’ve got a lovely set of recipes here 🙂

    I used to waste this chow chow poriyal long back(in the hostel) , now, in the contrary, I appreciate it so much that I keep searching for new types of preparartions using this vegetable 🙂
    thanks for the recipe !

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Chow Chow can be used in sambar and kootu also.

    Check for more chow chow recipes in the following link:

  3. Hi Mam,

    Have been religiously following your website and must say it's an aweome one specially for beginners like me 🙂 and I tried this dish with the help of your's and turned out to be good. Thanks a ton for it.

  4. Hi MJ,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Nice to hear that your trial of this poriyal turned out to be good.

  5. vallimahesh

    Hi mam,
    Your recipes are easy and tasty . I tried most of your recipes . All came out very well.Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes.

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