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Chow Chow Sambar

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Chow Chow Sambar Recipe, How To Make Chow Chow Sambar Recipe

Chow chow sambar - Chayote Toor dal recipe is a traditional sambar preparation popular in and around the districts of Tamil Nadu.

 

 

 

 Chow chow sambar is a traditional sambar preparation popular in and around the districts of Tamil Nadu. Sambar is generally prepared at every home with any one or more vegetable, lentils and spices coo... Read More..

About Recipe

How to make Chow chow sambar

(19 ratings)
13 reviews so far
Prep time
15 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
35 mins
Chow chow sambar
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Other
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : September 01, 2017


Ingredients used in Chow chow sambar
• Methi seeds - 1-4 teaspoons.
• Coriander leaves - few fl. oz..
• Tur dal (cooked ) - 2 cup.
• Ground coconut - 1-4 cup.
• Sambar powder - 3 tablespoons.
• Tomatoes(sliced) - 1 cup.
• Tamarind juice - 1 cup.
• Salt - 0 to taste.
• Turmeric - 1-4 teaspoons.
• Asafoetida - 1 pinch.
• Shallots - 10-12 numbers.
• Curry leaves - 1 numbers.
• Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoons.
• Mustard - 1 teaspoons.
• Red chillies - 2-3 numbers.
• Chow chow - 1 numbers.
• Oil - 2 tablespoons.
Method:
  1. Peel the chow chow or Bangalore eggplant or chayote and cut into small cubes. Keep aside.
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard and when they splutter, add cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, hing and shallots. Saute well for few minutes or till shallots turn slightly golden brown.
  3. Add turmeric powder, salt to taste and little water and mix well. Now, add tamarind juice, sliced tomatoes, sambar powder and ground coconut paste. Allow the contents to boil well so that the chow chow is cooked and soft.
  4. Finally add cooked and mashed toor dhal. Medium the flame. Allow the contents to thicken. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.





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 Chow chow sambar is a traditional sambar preparation popular in and around the districts of Tamil Nadu. Sambar is generally prepared at every home with any one or more vegetable, lentils and spices cooked together in a tangy soup. In this recipe, chow chow or chayote is added and cooked with lentil to make an excellent dish.

The dish is creamy, smooth and a brilliant combination of all flavours. This healthy and nutritious stew like dish goes well with hot rice. Chow chow sambar is more of a Tamil Brahmin dish as most Brahmins in Tamil Nadu cook the vegetables by steaming them and then season with mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves which are the basic key ingredients that brings out awesome flavours in the tadka and also keeps the nutrients values intact.

Most South Indian dishes especially from Tamil Nadu are epitome of simplicity, delicate flavours and minimal seasoning yet the dishes are yummy and delicious. They are quick to prepare and extremely easy to put together. The dish is also comforting, refreshing and economical to cook every day.

Chow chow or is also known as Chayote or Chayote Squash or Bangalore Eggplant which is uncomplicated and is soothing to the palate and digestion. Chow chow is also used in making Chow chow kootu, Bisi bele Bhath etc. Chow chow is a summer squash and bland and watery in taste.

It complements well with light seasoning along with coconut, intensifying the flavour and overwhelming the squash itself.  So next time when you plan to make Sambar, do try adding this simple chow chow that will do wonders to uplift the taste of your dish along with other spices.

Check out the video for preparing this appetizing dish:

How to prepare Chow Chow Sambar:

Ingredients:

Chow chow              -       1 no

Red chillies              -       2-3 nos

Mustard                   -       1 tsp

Cumin                     -       ½ tsp

Curry leaves         -       few sprigs

Shallots                   -       10—12  nos

Hing                         -       pinch

Turmeric                  -       ¼ tsp

Salt                          -       to taste

Water                       -       as required

Tamarind juice        -       1 cup

Tomatoes, sliced      -       1 cup

Sambar powder        -       3 tbsp

Ground coconut       -       ¼ cup

Tur dal, cooked        -       2 cups

Coriander leaves      -       few

Methi seeds             -       ¼ tsp

Directions:

  1.  Peel the chow chow or Bangalore eggplant or chayote and cut into small cubes. Keep aside.
  2. In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard and when they splutter, add cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, hing and shallots.
  3. Sauté well for few minutes or till shallots turn slightly golden brown. Add turmeric powder, salt to taste and little water and mix well.
  4. Now, add tamarind juice, sliced tomatoes, sambar powder and ground coconut paste.
  5. Allow the contents to boil well so that the chow chow is cooked and soft.
  6.  Finally add cooked and mashed toor dhal. Medium the flame.
  7. Allow the contents to thicken.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Chayote is a popular ingredient in a variety of Mexican, Indian and Latin American dishes. Related to the cucumber and zucchini, chayote has a mild, somewhat sweet flavour. This vegetable is low in calories, adds a bit of fiber to your diet and packed with vitamins and other nutrients.

Chow chow has no cholesterol or fat and is also extremely low in sodium, having only 3 mg in one-half cup.

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Radha Venkataraman Posted on Sat Jul 30 2016

When didi you add tge chow chow you have not mentioned in the recipe

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aa aare Posted on Thu Aug 15 2013

thank you

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roopa rani Posted on Thu Aug 15 2013

hello sanjay i made cho cho pachadai with adding any two vegetable its very nice i made pachadi with different combinations of cho cho with tomato, onion,anipkaya,brinjal just make a vedio of it and please post any variety of dishes with cho cho

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Bil Malik Posted on Sat Aug 17 2013

We call it cho chou in mauritius, it very famous in there. I've grown up eating this one a week. 3 ways my mum does it sauter with garlic little bit or chilli and thymes put all in olive oil and let it cook cover lid until soft, 2nd put it in dha

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meraj farheen Posted on Mon Aug 19 2013

where is my video of lukhmi kebab hyderabadi ,ramazan bhi gaya aur eid bhi laikin mara video nahi milaa iam very sad sir please upload the video for your fan.....thanku in advance.

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kooyawn00 Posted on Wed Aug 21 2013

In Louisiana, we call these mirliton. It's usually stuffed with a seasoned shrimp stuffing.

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SassySue911 Posted on Thu Aug 22 2013

Yum! Love mirlitons!

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Murliah Ashard Posted on Fri Aug 23 2013

Yummy

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rajeswari Sama Posted on Tue Nov 12 2013

yummy its very tasty?

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Kadirvel Jayakandhan Posted on Tue Feb 17 2015

Very nice sambar like u sir?

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Raja N Posted on Thu Oct 08 2015

Super Ji..?

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mohamed shafi Posted on Mon May 09 2016

Super & easy?

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