Chow Chow (chayote) Peanut Kootu

I wanted to try some kootu without garlic / onion /Tomato. Take a break from normal ingredients. I wanted to add little more flavour and protein into also. After trying out gujarathi dhal which was with peanut I wanted to try it out with some vege and peanut. I had chow chow on hand wanted try out with peanut. It came out well. This can go well with rice or chappathi.


Chow chow - 4 Cups (chopped into 1/2 inch cubes)
Thuar Dhal - 1/4 cup
Peanut - 1/4 cup
Salt per taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Sambar powder - 3 teaspoons ( adjust to your spice level)
Curry leaves - 10 -15
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Tamarind - Marble size  (Soak and take thick extract)
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Rice flour - 1 teaspoon (Optional)


Pressure cook Chow Chow and thuar dhal with turmeric powder and salt
Pressure cook the raw peanut
Heat the kada and add oil. When oil is hot add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When it start to pop add cooked chow chow, and Peanut. Add Sambar powder and tamarind paste. Boil for 5-7 mins.
If it is too watery mix the rice flour with 2 tablespoon of water and add to the gravy. Mix well and boil for and another 3 mins.
Switch it off and serve with Rice / Chappathi