Chayote Curry

10 May



Chayote/ Benguluru Vankaya 1
Green chillies 2
Grated coconut 2 tbsps
Ginger 1 inch piece
Salt to taste


Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal 2 tsps
Broken red chillies 4
Curry leaves 5
Oil 1 tsbp

Method of preparation:

Wash and cut chayote into half.
Remove seed and chop into 1 inch sized cubes.

Remove stems and wash green chillies.
Wash and peel ginger.
Grind coconut, green chillies and ginger into coarse paste.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When seeds start to splutter, add chayote cubes and salt.
Cook covered in medium flame for 5 minutes.
Now add the ground coconut paste and cook until done.
Serve hot with white rice.

Chayote cubes should yield when done.

15 Responses to “Chayote Curry”

  1. Asha May 10, 2007 at 10:14 am #

    I love Chayote squash too,love this dish.Stir-fry with coconut ,YUM!!
    My new post is out,surprise!!:D

  2. smitha May 10, 2007 at 10:20 am #

    Nice dish. Something different from routine.

  3. anusharaji May 10, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    @asha ya dont forget ginger(main ing)
    @smitha whats routine? this is my routine 😉

  4. anusharaji May 10, 2007 at 12:07 pm #

    thats sure is sweet surprise
    u look great 😉

  5. Smitha May 10, 2007 at 12:27 pm #

    I didn’t eat many dishes with chayote squash.
    I just ate curry that is made in similar lines to sorakaya.
    Nice that its your routine dish 😆

  6. Deepa May 10, 2007 at 7:56 pm #

    wow!!different one …must try …thks for shring

  7. richa May 11, 2007 at 7:00 am #

    quick & simple, looks Yum!

  8. sunita May 11, 2007 at 12:46 pm #

    A nice simple recipe, the way I love…thanks…

  9. Vani May 11, 2007 at 12:51 pm #

    Raji, it looks very yummy!!! Most of the time, I use it in kootu. The picture is great!!

  10. cc johnson mumbai June 16, 2007 at 7:52 am #

    chayote..???????? it an american vegetable…? is the hindi name??

  11. anusharaji June 18, 2007 at 7:26 am #

    chayote…surely not a hindi name….
    i doubt its indian roots, but its available abundantly at some places in india.
    thx everyone

  12. cc johnson mumbai June 18, 2007 at 7:44 am #

    sorry for the misprint,.what i meant was….WHAT IS THE HINDI NAME FOR CHAYOTE.?..

  13. anusharaji June 18, 2007 at 9:15 am #

    chow chow

  14. SHYAMSUNDER August 4, 2009 at 5:23 am #

    CHAYOTE = Chow – Chow / Cho – Cho .

  15. ANJALI March 18, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    Friends chayote is avilable in Mumbai and we called it Baglore baigan.Imade curry out of it with cocconut Curd Cumins seeds and green chilly,and Raita too

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