Happy Diwali to all who celebrate!

BM #105 Week 4 Day 3 -

This is yet another recipe which is enjoyed by all at home. Simple flavors and a perfect combination to offer to the Lord.

Recipe Inspiration here
Ingredients - 

Chow Chow/ Chayote Squash/ Seema Vankaya 1 medium size
Ghee 2 tsp
Milk 3 cups
Sugar 1/4 cup + more if preferred
Almond Powder/MTR Badam mix 1 Tbsp (Optional)
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
Almonds and Cashews chopped 3 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add ghee and fry the chopped nuts until they are golden brown. Remove the fried nuts with a slotted spoon onto another bowl.

In the same ghee saute the grated chow chow for about 3-4 minutes.

Pour milk into the pan and allow the chow chow to cook well.

Sprinkle almond powder, sugar, cardamom powder and let the payasam simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and garnish the fried nuts.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, October 26, 2019


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. I would have never thought of using chow chow in a payasam. That is such an innovative dessert. Looks yumm!!

  3. Srividhya G Says:
  4. I am really stunned. I love chow chow but never thought of using it in kheer. Thanks a lot for sharing this bookmarked recipe. Now I am going to bookmark it. :-)

  5. Never thought of making a sweet out of chow chow. That's an innovative dish and the payasam looks delicious.

  6. Very interesting and innovative Payasam..like Pavani says I could never ever dream of it.

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. This is a fantastic one to make Harini..I love all these veggies in our payasamas..:)

  9. rajani Says:
  10. Oh wow! Quite a different take on our payasams. Will try this one for sure!

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