ChowChow/Chyote Squash stirfry

Chow chow is a very common vegetable in  bangalore and cooked in lots of different ways. This is my friend Meera's  recipe. When she cuts the vegetable each and every piece is uniform and curry looks very beautiful. I am yet to learn to chop like that from her.

Chow Chow - 2 cups , chopped into small pieces.
Green chili - 2 tsp , chopped
Ginger - 2 tsp , chopped
Curry leaves - a few
Turmeric Powder - 1/8 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 1tbsp

  1. Heat oil and the urad dal and let  it turn golden .
  2. Add  mustard and let it pop.
  3. Add the hing , ginger and curry leaves.
  4. Add the turmeric to oil and then the squash.
  5. Cover and cook for two to three minutes .
  6. Then uncover mix well and cook till squash is tender.
  7. Add the salt and mix well and you are ready to serve.
  8. Goes well with curd rice.

Sending it to  healthy-hearty-event


  1. I believe cutting vegetables in sync is an art. Nice veggie dish. There is a typo in caption 'stirfry'.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. The curry looks so attractive and very nicely done..

  3. My aunty makes curry with this but i never tried, sounds yummy

  4. This looks yummy..Perfectly made..


  5. Perfectly yummy and healthy this with rice and sambar

  6. love the simplicity and with quickness that it can be prepared.

  7. Healthy and perfect chow chow fry.