Chow Chow Dal Recipe

Chow Chow Dal Recipe

Chow Chow Dal Recipe
Chayote, chow chow or as known as Bengaluru katharikkai (brinjal) in tamil is one of those veggie which makes rare appearance at home. And most of the time I make this simple dal, though the recipe is easy but this dal taste very delicious. It's my sister recipe, I learnt this from her as in our parents place chow chow is total no-no, South Indian vegetables makes very rare appearance in my parents place.

If you are in hurry or want something different then you should try this recipe, also it doesn't really require any side dish. Have it with roti or rice with papad and a little ghee always helps to enhance taste.
 Also you can check out my Chow Chow Chutney.

Chow Chow Dal Recipe

Chow Chow Dal Recipe

Author: Category: Main Course - Dal | Cuisine: South Indian
Prep Time: Cook Time: Total Time:
Serves: 2-3


Chow Chow/Chayote – 1 [around 300gms]
Thoor Dal/Pigeon Pea – 1 Cup
Oil/Ghee – 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp
Minced Garlic – 1/2 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Green Chilies – 4
Tomato – 1 [large]
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder - 1 tsp
Salt – To taste
Water – 2-3 Cups
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp [chopped]


1. Wash, peel, de-seed and chop chow chow in medium size pieces.  Slice green chilies and chop tomatoes.
2. Rinse toor dal, add chopped chow chow, water, turmeric powder and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
3. In a pan or wok heat oil/ghee add cumin seeds/jeera and allow to splutter, add minced garlic, green chilies, curry leaves and sauté until golden brown.

4. Add tomato and cook until it gets mash.
Chow Chow Dal Recipe

5. Add red chili and coriander seeds powders, mix well, cook for a minute.
Chow Chow Dal Recipe

6. Add cooked dal along with chow chow.

Chow Chow Dal Recipe

7. Add salt, water mix well and bring it to boil, off flame and add cilantro.

Chow Chow Dal Recipe

Add little ghee on top if preferred and serve warm.

Chow Chow Dal Recipe

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  1. Chow chow is my fav too..I like it in any form - curry/dal/chutney..

  2. This looks very nice .. I must try this :)

  3. yummy dal, looks very flavorful.

    today's recipe:

  4. Delicious and healthy dal, I usually make stir fry with chow chow.

  5. yummy and simple comforting dhal

  6. nice recipe... read how to cook veg manuchurian at home http://homerecipes.jagranjunction.com/2013/01/08/how-to-cook-veg-manchurian-at-home/

  7. JUst love this flavourful dal,comforting food for me.

  8. Nice comforting dal Priti just papad and rice is needed

  9. Love ur dal varieties always,luks yum...


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