May 3, 2012

Chayote / Mexican Squash Curry

The chayote squash can be eaten raw, it has a crisp texture like an apple and a mild slightly sweet flavor. Like other squashes it is high in vitamin A and vitamin C and is high in fiber. An excellent method to include chayote  squash in your diet other than in soups  is in the form of this curry. I loved the contrasting and interesting combination of flavors in this curry which varied between sweet, spicy.It was simple and quick to make and tasted great when paired with a simple plain roti.

Ingredients :

Chayote / Mexican Squash - 1
Potato - 2
Black chana - 1/2 cup (soaked in water 3-4 hours)
Cuminseeds - 1 tsp
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp.
Salt to taste

Method :

Wash and peel the squash and potato, cut into cubes.

Heat oil in a pan, fry squash and potato with salt and little turmeric powder, until half cooked in low flame.

In the same oil, add cumin seeds, when they start to splutter add onion and saute till light brown.

Then add ginger paste and tomato, salt and sugar, cook for 5 mins.

Add all the spice powder, fried squash, potato and black chana, mix well.

Finally add a cup of water, cook until the squash and potato is soft but not mashy.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Sending this to Vardhini's "Healthy Diet – Vegetarian Side Dishes" event and Ramya's "ABC Series: GOURDS" event


  1. New to me...but definitely mouthwatery! ;)

  2. amar Ma o ekdom same bhabe banaye...Khhob bhalo hoyeche dekhte

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Never tried chow chow this way ...looks yum

  4. Wow curry looks fabulous,never tried this way.

  5. We call this veggie chow chow and I make it normally with dal. Looks inviting and thx for linking.


  6. Looks good. We call this Seeme Badnikai.

  7. nice recipe..pls link it using the linky tool for GOURDS event

  8. wow, that looks simple and delicious.

  9. I have never made this combo..the vegetable is absolutely perfect with rotis and light loo.

  10. very new recipe for me..never tried this to try soon..

  11. I make this often. Looks great and perfect with rotis

  12. yet to try chow chow... this looks nice

  13. looks really nice & sounds yummm..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  14. yummy n awesome recipe........

  15. I too make a similar one, but this one sounds delicious!

  16. nice chayotte curry. its been long time since I saw your visit?
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