Chayote with Besan

7 Jun

Benguluru vankaya senagapindi kura


Chayote/ Benguluru Vankaya 1
Besan/ Senagapindi 1/4 cup
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste


Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Broken red chillies 2
Curry leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

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

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 stirring occasionally.
Chayote cubes should yield when done, but not too easily.
Thats when you add besan and red chilli powder.
Mix thoroughly and fry for few seconds.
Serve hot with white rice.

Notes: Chayote can be cut into long stripes for the same recipe.


6 Responses to “Chayote with Besan”

  1. Asha June 7, 2007 at 9:34 am #

    Lovely looking dish! I make it like this with Tendli,okra etc.Haven’t tried it Chayote.Thanks for the idea:))

  2. Jyothi June 7, 2007 at 2:55 pm #

    Looks delicious and lovely raji, Thanks for sharing.

  3. richa June 7, 2007 at 6:05 pm #

    this dish looks great. do we need to roast besan before adding it? loved ur poha laddu, so yummy πŸ™‚ can i use thin poha? thanks!

  4. sia June 8, 2007 at 3:27 am #

    hi raji,
    what can i say? i am amazed to see such a array of beautiful pics and recipes in ur blog. thank u so much for dropiing a line in my blog and leading to urs…

  5. anusharaji June 8, 2007 at 8:23 am #

    @asha thx then i add ajwain in case of tendli and jeera in case of okra along with besan
    @jyothi thx and sure is lovely πŸ™‚
    @richa u dont have to roast besan richa. you can actually combine besan, red chilli powder before adding so that they mix well. and am glad u liked poha laddu. you can use thin poha but then i suggest u use thick ones.
    @sia thx a bunch. am glad u like my shots and recipes πŸ™‚


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