Chow Chow Chana Pulav

Cooks in : 20 min Serves: 2 people

Chow Chow/Chayote is a watery vegetable which is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Generally chutney, kootu, dry curry are prepared with this vegetable. I made pulav and added white chana for protein purpose. It became a wholesome meal. I used Little Millet for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Little Millet/Samai
  • 1/4 Cup Soaked drained Chick Peas/White Chana (1/4 Cup after soaking)
  • 1 Cup Cubed Chow Chow/Chayote
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
Spice Powder:
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 3 Tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tsp Chana dal
  • 4 Red Chillies ( 2 beydagi, 2 long variety)
  • 1/2 Tsp White Sesame Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida Powder

Directions:

  1. Wash and soak millet for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. Roast all the spices given under the heading “spice powder” in oil and make a coarse powder.
  3. In a 2 Ltr cooker add as follows:
    • Layer 1: 1 tbsp oil, 2 tbsp water
    • Layer 2: Diced chow chow pieces
    • Layer 3: Drained millet
    • Layer 4: Drained chick peas
    • Layer 5: Spice powder, turmeric powder, salt, a few curry leaves
    • Pour 3/4 Cup water from sides without disturbing the set up.
  4. Cook on high for 3 whistles. Switch off and let the pressure settle down.
  5. Open and fluff up after 5 minutes.
  6. Aromatic spicy chow chow pulav ready. Serve with any raita.

Note:

1. If beydagi chillies are not available, use normal chillies. Adjust the qty of chillies and salt according to individual taste.

2. Chow chow is a watery vegetable. Mine was very juicy and I added water accordingly. If needed, add 1/4 Cup more of water as each millet takes different water quantity.

3. Can add 2 tbsp roasted peanuts after opening the cooker. It gives a crunchy taste.

4. Kodo/Barnyard/Foxtail millets can also be used instead of Little millet for this recipe.

 

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