Chow-Chow Stir-Fry / Chayote Stir-Fry – 2


Chow-Chow is one among the squash family. This is considered to be an expensive vegetable in south India. I love this chow-chow and also have shared one recipe and now this is my second one with the combination of green gram dal/moong dal. It is also known as “Pear squash”.

Benefits of Chow-Chow: Improves heart health, prevents constipation, produces energy, prevents bone loss and reduces blood pressure. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other Chow-Chow Stir-Fry – 1 in this link:

Chow-Chow Stir-Fry / Chayote Stir-Fry

Chow-Chow Stir-Fry / Chayote Stir-Fry


  • Chow-Chow – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Split green gram / Paasiparuppu / Moong dal – 3 tbsp
  • Red chilies – 4 nos
  • Onions – 2 nos
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coconut (grated) – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tbsp.


  • Peel and roughly chop the chow-chow/chayote into medium cubes.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Clean and wash the split green gram, drain the water.
  • Pressure-cook the split green gram and chayote with two cups of water for 2 whistles.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai, add in the mustard, split blackgram, red chilies and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the pressure-cooked chow-chow and split green gram with turmeric powder and salt.
  • Stir well and cook for 5 to 8 mins.
  • Add in the grated coconut and cook until it becomes dry.

Serve hot with steamed rice and any vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry.


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