Choko / Chow Chow Pachadi


1 choko / chayote / chow chow ( 1 cup), peeled and chopped
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 green chillies
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup yoghurt
1/2 tsp crushed mustard
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
2 dry red chillies
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


  1. Peel and chop choko into small pieces and keep it aside.
  2. In a pan, add the chopped choko and cook it covered at medium flame adding enough water and salt till soft and cooked.
  3. Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies to a smooth thick paste and then add 1/2 tsp crushed mustard seeds to this and mix well.
  4. Add this ground paste to the cooked choko, mix well and cook for 1- 2 minutes.
  5. Then add the beaten yoghurt and mix well. Check for salt and switch off the flame. Don’t allow to boil.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and splutter 1/2 tsp mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves and pour this over the pachadi…Serve with rice…


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