Chow Chow Chutney

Chow Chow Chutney

Squash (Chow chow) Chutney

  • 1 1/2-2 cups of cut squash
  • 1/2-1 cup of squash skin (optional)
  • 5-6 tsp of oil
  • 1 cup sliced fresh coconut
  • 1/4 cup thick tamarind pulp
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of urad dal
  • 5-6 whole red chillies
  • 10-15 curry patta leaves
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp whole mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak tamarind in 1/4-1/2 cup of water to make a thick pulp
  • Cut the squash in cubes with the skin ,can scrape a little if you like ,keep aside
  • Take a kadhai add 2 tsp oil it it
  • Warm the oil a little then add the urad dal and whole red chillies, stir fry till the dal becomes beige brown
  • Remove the urad dal and red chillies from the kadhai and keep aside
  • In the same kadhai add 1 tsp oil
  • Add the cut squash and stir fry for few minutes
  • Now add little salt and 1 cup water to the squash
  • When the water begins to bubble, lower the flame and cover and cook till the squash is cooked.
  • Remove the squash and keep aside
  • Take a grinder ,add the browned urad dal ,red chillies ,tamarind pulp and the fresh coconut
  • Grind to a paste ,then add salt to taste ,keeping in mind that salt has been put in the squash .
  • Grind again
  • Now add the cooked squash to the grinder and grind everything together to a paste .
  • Then keep aside
  • Now take a kadhai add 2 tsp oil ,heat the oil a little
  • Add the asafoetida and the mustard seeds
  • When the mustard seeds start spluttering add the curry patta leaves
  • Stir fry for few seconds
  • Now pour the tarka on the ground paste .
  • Slightly give it a mix .
  • Ready to serve
  • Done

Note :
Can adjust red chillies and tamarind according to personal choice
Here I have incorporated the discarded skin of squash which I used to make the vegetable .

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