This version of Chayote Squash/Chow Chow curry has been devised by yours truly at the spur of the moment. I was hard pressed for time and was looking in an almost empty refrigerator and had to come up with something as an accompaniment to Methi Theplas. It was polished off the bowl, and I made a note of the ingredients because I knew this would be in demand very soon. Whatever did I know that I would have to prepare it the very next day! I took the pictures also the next day :) 

Chow Chow Tomato Curry

Ingredients - 

Chayote Squash/Seemavankaya/Chow Chow Cubed 2 cups
Onion Chopped 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped 1 Cup
Green Chillies 1-2 (or to taste)
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Coconut (Fresh or Dry) 1 Tbsp
Dhania-Jeera Powder 1 tsp
Curry Powder 1 tsp (I used Store bought)
Salt to taste
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry Leaves few, Red Chillies 1)

Method Of Preparation -

Boil the cubed Chayote either on the stove top or in the microwave. (I cooked for 4 min in the microwave).

In a heated wok/saucepan, add oil and the rest of the seasonings . After the mustard seeds crackle and the dals get a golden brown hue, add the chopped onion and saute till they are brown.

Add in chopped green chillies and tomatoes and let the tomatoes get mushy.

Add coconut and turmeric and stir well. Add the boiled chayote and sprinkle the curry powder.

Mix well and cook for a minute or two (more if the chayote isn't tender enough).

Chow Chow Tomato Curry

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve warm with roti/rice.

Sending this yummy creation of mine to Pari's  'Only - Original Recipes' guest hosted by Nivedita ,
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 to Umm Mymoonah's 'Anyone Can Cook'

and also to Sanyukta's 'Cooking With Whole Foods - Tomato' and event originally started by Kiran

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Preparation Time 15 min
Serves 2-3 Adults
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, March 9, 2011


  1. HI,
    I love this vegetable.
    Your recipe photo looks very tempting.Going to try it soon.
    thanks for sending this to my entry.

  2. veena Says:
  3. Looks very tempting.Never tried this with tomato though. Shall try it out soon

  4. Satya Says:
  5. koora chala bagundi....
    Super Yummy Recipes

  6. Archana Says:
  7. Nice pics.

  8. Ila Says:
  9. Yummy and m looking recipe for chow chow
    Looking delicious :) Bookmarked

  10. lovely curry.I usually end up making kootu with chow chow.

  11. Quick n Yummy!!!

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Thats a delicious and great looking curry,lovely combo..

  14. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  15. Your recipes are always yummy and easy to make. Thank you for linking this yummy recipe with Any One Can Cook :)

  16. Unknown Says:
  17. looks yum!...quick and easy!
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  18. divya Says:
  19. wow...thats tempting n appetizing..

  20. Suma Gandlur Says:
  21. Colorful! Anything with chayote is yummy for me. This is one of my favorite veggies. My husband used to make fun of me saying that I am like a bunny who eats only root / sweet vegetables until he himself became a fan of it.:)

  22. Srivalli Says:
  23. Very healthy!

  24. VeenaAravind Says:
  25. This is a very healthy accompaniment and good for summer now !

  26. Pavani Says:
  27. Curry looks delicious. I love chayote too, it takes on any flavor you add to it. Nice clicks.

  28. Very delicious looking dish, just apt for bangalore weather

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  29. Usha Says:
  30. I never tried chayote squash.. your curry is very tempting!

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