This curry stands first in my lists of favorite curry/kottu. Very simple to prepare and taste delicious with white rice added with a spoon of ghee. It can be prepared with different lentils but I usually prepare it with Moong's Yumm!! Chayote or Chow-Chow is easily available in any grocery stores in U.S


Chow-chow - 1
Moong Dhal - half cup
Water - 3 cups
Red chillies - 3
Onion - 1
Cumin Seed - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Hing/Asafotida - a pinch

  • Heat oil, add mustard, cumin, red chillies, onion, saute well and add turmeric, asafotida and set aside.
  • Heat dry pan, add 3 cups of water, Moong dhal, and finely chopped Chow-chow.
  • Allow it to cook till the moong dhal gets soft and completely cooked (till the water evaporates), add salt.
  • Mix the sauteed onion in to the cooking veggie and switch off the flame.
  • Garnish with cilantro.

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