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Chow Chow Chutney | Merakai Chutney

  • Author: Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 10m
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


10 minute chow chow chutney recipe that pairs well for idli and dosai. Perfect for the busy weekday mornings. Recipe with video.



Ingredients for Chow Chow chutney

250 grams chow chow
2 tomatoes deseeded
1 pod garlic
3 green chillies
1 handful of coriander leaves
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon sambar powder
1 small piece tamarind
3/4 teaspoon rock salt
1/4 cup water

Tempering the chutney

1 teaspoon Indian sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida



Peel and chop the chow chow into cubes. Deseed the tomatoes.
Take a pressure cooker and add in the chow chow, deseeded tomatoes, garlic, chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, spice powders and the salt.
Add in a little water and cook for 5 whistles.
Open the cooker after pressure settles.
Mash the chutney with a potato masher.
Tempering – Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add in the asafoetida. Immediately add it to the chutney.
Mix well.
Serve with Idli and Dosai.

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 5m

Keywords: chow chow chutney