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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Chayote paruppu porial


Chayote paruppu porial
Chayote- 1 cubed, onion- 1 chopped, garlic- 3 cloves chopped, turmeric pwd- 1/2 tsp, curry leaves- few, cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp, mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp, saunf( fennel) - 1 tsp, dry red chilli- 2 , chana dal- a handful, salt to taste.
Boil the dal , coarsely mash it and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan & season with mustard, cumin , saunf, dry red chilli & curry leaves. Now add the onions& garlic and fry till the onions are golden. Add the chayote, turmeric pwd , salt to taste & boiled paruppu & stir for few seconds. Sprinkle little water , cover and cook till the vegetable is done. Serve hot with plain white rice, ghee, pickle & roasted papad.


Chayote is what you call seemai kathrikai or bangalore kathirikai. Some people add little chilli pwd for more spicy taste. This is one vegetable which is easily available in supermarkets & you dont have to go all the way to indian grocery stores to buy it! The chayote fruit is also considered to be a diuretic by some.

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Anonymous grand daughter said...

hi paati,

looks yummy!must try this.

grand daughter
7/22/2005 10:56:00 PM
Anonymous grand-daughter said...

hi paati,

tried ur chayote poriyal.not only does it look yummy.it tastes great too.keep it up!

grand-daughter
8/11/2005 11:57:00 PM

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