Chow Chow Poriyal (Chayote Curry)

Recipe Categories: Indian

Chow Chow (Chayote) Curry



  • Chow –Chow – 1 no
  • Grated coconut – 2-3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tsp
  • Red chili (M) – 2 nos (break in half)
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Hing – 2 pinches
  • Salt – to taste


  • Peel the skin of chow-chow and wash. Cut the center part and remove the inner seed and discard it. Cut into small length wise pieces.
  • Take a kadai, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the urad dal. Fry until golden color and add the red chilies and hing, mix it well.
  • Add the chopped chow-chow, mix it and cover it with lid. Every 2 minutes mix it well and cover it with lid. Repeat process, until it become tender.
  • Add the salt and grated coconut and mix it well. Cook it for 2 minutes and switch off the stove. (No need to cover it with lid).
  • Serve it hot with rice and as a side dish.


  • While cooking the veggie, no need to sprinkle water. Because, chow-chow has the tendency to ooze water by itself.
  • Carefully add the salt as it doesn’t need more salt.


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