Monday, 7 December 2015

Squash/Chow Chow Masala

Squash/Chow Chow Masala - Anitha Shenoy

Chow chow- 1 big chopped into bites
Onion-1/2 chopped lengthwise
Chana dal-2 tbsp soaked for 15mns
Green chilies-3 or 4 depending on the spice limit.
Coconut-1/2 cup
Cumin-1 tsp
Coriander leaves-1/2 bunch chopped
Ginger-1 inch piece
Salt to taste.

Grind all the ingredients except for onion and chow chow from the above list to a fine paste. Keep it aside.

In a thick bottomed kadai add oil and do the seasoning with mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilies and onion. Add a tsp of turmeric powder and give a good mix... Allow the onion to change the colour..add the chopped chow chow and salt.. This vegetable doesn't need much water.. Just sprinkle a bit and close the lid for five mns. Later and the ground masala and cook till the raw smell disappears. Masala is ready to serve.

In case if you don't like chana dal add cashews or peanuts to get thick consistency. I prefer with dal or sometimes cashews.
Enjoy cooking.

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