Chayote Gravy Curry (Chow Chow Gravy Curry)

Today, day 4 of BM# 5, I have a curry that can be made in a hurry in the pressure cooker. Chayote/ Chow chow/ Bengaluru vankaya takes a little while to cook on stove top, but takes just minutes to cook to tender in the pressure cooker.

I didn’t know chayote is a widely used vegetable in Latin American cuisine and it is also eaten raw in salads and salsas. Another thing that I didn’t know that even the root, stems and leaves of the chayote plant are edible. So there you go some wiki gyan to start a conversation at your next party.

Chayote Gravy Curry (Chow Chow Gravy Curry)

Coming back to the curry, I used MTR brand curry masala that I bought recently and it gave the dish the bright orange-red color and subtle masala flavor that was not too over-powering. Dish was mild and not too hot which is how I like my curries, but my husband on the other hand prefers spicier dishes, so increase the amount of curry powder and red chili powder if you want a spicier curry. Also curry powder can be replaced with garam masala, Kitchen king masala would be awesome addition too.

Today, day 4 of BM# 5, I have a curry that can be made in a hurry in the pressure cooker. Chayote/ Chow chow/ Bengaluru vankaya takes a little while to cook on stove top, but takes just minutes to cook to tender in the pressure cooker. I didn’t know chayote is a widely used vegetable in Latin Americ...

Chayote Gravy Curry (Chow Chow Gravy Curry)

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisineandhra
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

Chayote/ Chow chow – peeled and chopped
2
Onion – large, finely chopped
1
Tomato puree
¼ cup
Red chili powder
½ tsp
Curry powder (I used MTR brand)
1½ tsps
Turmeric
¼ tsp
Ginger+Garlic paste
½ tsp
Cashew butter
2tbsps
Milk (optional)
½ cup
Salt
to taste
For tempering:
Urad dal
1tsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Curry leaves
8-10

Steps

  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a pressure cooker, add tempering ingredients and once the seeds start to splutter, add the onions and sauté until lightly browned around the edges, takes about 6-7 minutes.
  2. Add turmeric and ginger+garlic paste at this point; mix well and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add tomato puree and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Next add cashew butter, red chili powder, curry powder, salt and chopped chayote. Mix well; add ½ cup of milk or water, no need to add too much water since chayote gives out moisture while cooking.
  5. Close the lid and pressure cook on medium flame for 2 whistles.
  6. Once the pressure drops, open the lid and serve hot with rice or rotis.
Chayote Gravy Curry (Chow Chow Gravy Curry)

Lets see what my fellow marathoners have been cooking up today.

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Seven Days of Regional Specials:Harini, Vaishali,Suma, PJ

Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani

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Chayote Gravy Curry (Chow Chow Gravy Curry)
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