Chayote or Chow Chow Gothsu Recipe

Chayote or Chow Chow Gothsu Recipe

Chayote or Chow Chow Gothsu recipe is my all time favourite to go with soft idlies. The recipe is from our family tradition like brinjal kolakari , ridge gourd kolakari and tomato kolakari. Yeah Kolakari/Khicidi is how we call gothsu recipes.The recipe is super easy and it is an easy way to include vegetables into your kids meals.

Chayote or Chow Chow Gothsu Recipe

Amma’s version of all of these would be divine. Despite following her recipe I somehow feel incompetent to her taste.

Serves 2-3


Chayote/Chow Chow-1

Onion-1 finely chopped

Green Chilly-1 chopped

Salt-To taste

Tamarind extract-1/2 cup(Diluted)

To Temper:

Mustard Seeds-1/4 tsp

Urad dhal-1/4 tsp

Curry Leaves – A spring

Chayote gothusu recipe
Chayote or Chow Chow Gothsu Recipe

1.Wash and peel a medium sized chayote.

Chayote gothusu recipe

2.Grate it well.

3.In a perssure cooker, add the tempering elements and then saute chopped onions till they turn translucent.

Chayote gothusu recipe

4.Now add the grated chayote and saute togther.

5.Add a cup of water and pressure cook for two whistles.

Chayote gothusu recipe

6.When the presuure is released add tamarind extract and salt.

7.Let it boil till the raw smell of tamarind extract vanishes.

Chayote gothusu recipe

8.Chayote or Chow chow gothusu is ready. Serve with steaming hot idlies.

Chayote gothusu recipe

You can steam cook the chayote , grind and then boil along with tamarind extract. This is another variant.

You can let the chayote to cook in an open pot instead of pressure cooker too.

You can offer this to babies above 6 months skipping salt after eliminating allergies of individual ingredients and family history of allergies.

Always have a word with your doctor before starting a new food for your baby.

Chayote gothusu recipe

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