Todays lunch was a simple Sambhar, Rice, Bittergourd/Hagalakaayi fry & Chayote Squash/Seemebadanekaayi Palya.
Let me confess, Chayote Squash is not one among my favourites, I dont prepare it that often.
But Chayote Squash Kootu makes me forget that I dont like it, it tastes great in kootu.
I also prepare a palya/poriyal with it, it tastes great as a side. Try it once!!!
(Thx to Raaga – Chayote Squash is also called Bengaloor Katrikkai in Tamil and Vilayat Vaingan in Konkani.)
Chayote Squash Palya
1 Chayote Squash
1 Dry Red Chilli
Few Curry Leaves
To Grind :
1 Tbsp Coconut Grated
2 Dry Red Chilles
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
Peel & chop the squash into small cubes.
Grind all the ingredients in “To Grind” smoothly with little water.
Heat 3-4 Tsp oil, when hot add mustard, when pops add the dry red chilli broken & curry leaves.
After a minute add the cubed squash, stir well.
Cover and cook for a few minutes, until water is oozing from the veggie.
Add the ground paste, salt & mix well.
Cook further until all the water has evaporated & is a bit dry.
Chayote Palya is now ready!!!