Thali, (meaning "Plate" in Hindi) according to wiki, is a selection of various dishes on a plate. It is a characteristic representation of regional dishes. Every region has its own unique menu to showcase and the best way to portray this is in a wedding. A South Indian thali consists of rice, dahl, sambhar, rasam, ghee, payasam, pickle, pachidi, kari (veggie side), koootu, vadam and chips and some sweet and it is served on a lengthy banana leaf. Among this, Kootu constitutes an important side in a Thali. It is a mixture of veggies in a dahl - coconut paste. Today's recipe is the most popular version.
Chow Chow Kootu | Chayote Stew
A popular south Indian veggie cooked in dahl and cumin-coconut paste.
Prep Time: 10 Mins | Cook Time: 15 Mins | Total Time: 25 Mins | Serves: 2-3 as a side
This post is for Blogging Marathon 42 under the theme "South Indian Dishes". Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 42 here.
Harini-Jaya R says
Lovely clicks for the humble kootu!
Such a comforting side dish.
Varadas Kitchen says
Interesting combination of channa dal and chayote. Looks very good.
Priya Suresh says
Wat a comforting food, serve me with papad, a royal treat for me definitely.
Ramya Venkateswaran says
my favorite kootu
Only after blogging that I got interested in our Kootus..it has now become such an integral part of our cooking..lovely clicks..