Chayote (chuw chuw) carrot koottu recipe

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Let see how to Cook authentic Chayote (chuw chuw) carrot koottu recipe from scratch by following Step By Step instructions..

Tamil Cuisine  -  Vegetarian RecipesKoottu Recipes (entree)
Prep Time:0 minutes | Cooking Time:1 hour
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  1. Chayote (chuw chuw) - 1
  2. Carrot - 2
  3. Pigeon pea - 1 cup
  4. Green chili - 4
  5. Turmeric powder - 1/4
  6. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  7. Cumin seed - 1 1/2 teaspoon (tsp.)
  8. Mustard seed - 1 teaspoon (tsp.)
  9. Split bengal gram - 1 1/2 teaspoon (tsp.)
  10. Asafoetida powder - 1/4 teaspoon (tsp.)
  11. Curry leaf - 10
  12. Oil - 2 teaspoon (tsp.)
  13. Salt - to taste.


  1. De skin chayote (chuw chuw) and cut into small cubes.
  2. Cut carrots into small pieces.
  3. Pressure cook (or cook in a pan) pigeon pea by adding 2.5 to 3 cups of water and mash them well.
  4. Grind coconut, 5 curry leaves , green chili, cumin seed into a thick fine paste.
  5. Cook Chayote (chuw chuw), carrots, turmeric powder and salt to taste by adding 1 cup of water. Once the Cook Chayote (chuw chuw), carrots are cooked.
  6. Add grounded paste and cook for 5 minutes
  7. Now add the mashed pigeon pea and cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat and keep it aside.
  8. Heat oil in a separate pan, add mustard seed, bengal gram. when mustard seed start to splatter add asafoetida, curry leaves and sauté for couple of minutes and add to koottu and serve.


  1. Koottu goes well with puri, chapati and rice.

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