CHOW CHOW                                    3  (main veg)

Snake gourd                                     few pieces

Moong dal                                          5 tbsp

Red chilly                                            3

Coconut                                               1 cup

Jeera                                                     1 spoon

Salt                                                         as required

Turmeric powder                           small pinch

Curry leaves                                      1 strip

Hing                                                       small pinch

Coconut oil – 2 spoons, Mustard, urad dal (for tempering)



In a cooker, soak moong dal in 2 cups of water for 10 minutes.  In that add, cut pieces of vegetables, salt and turmeric powder, allow to cook for 3 whistles.

Wetgrind as a nice paste, coconut, jeera & red chilly .

Open the cooker, add hing, curry leaves and the paste.

Temper with mustard & urad dal in coconut oil.

Goes well with vathakuzhambu rice and chappathi.

The following vegetables can be cooked in the same method:

  • Pumpkin
  • Red pumpkin
  • Snake gourd
  • Cabbage
  • Bottle gourd


To enhance the taste, the following vegetables in small quantity can be added:

  • Carrot -1
  • Beans – 4
  • Potato-1(small)
  • Tomato-1

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