10 Minute chow chow kootu without coconut

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Easy 10 minute Tamilnadu style chow chow kootu without coconut recipe. Using split moong dal. Perfect for bachelor friendly cooking.

Tamilnadu style chow chow kootu without coconut is one of the tastiest, easiest and the quickest kootu dish you will ever make. The dish can be made ready in 10 minutes. Here is the simplest 10 minute chow chow kootu recipe made using the OPOS method. So what is OPOS? OPOS stands for One Pot One Shot. The dish is prepared in a single pot in one shot. No sautéing, No frying…..Add all ingredients in the cooker and cook it for a specified time and the dish is ready. Its the simplest way to cook. Its the perfect answer for someone who does not have the time to cook or someone who is new to cooking or someone who does not want to spend hours in the kitchen. Each dish takes only five to six minutes and strictly sticking to the concept of a single vessel in OPOS.

This dish is strictly not OPOS as we grind tomatoes to a paste and then add it which makes it another step. So its technically one pot two shots!

Make a puree of two very ripe tomatoes in a mixer / blender. Set aside.

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Add in all the ingredients listed under the ingredients section along with the tomato puree to the pressure cooker. Yes. Its as easy as that.

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Cook for 5-6 minutes or for 4 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait for the pressure to release naturally. OPOS chow chow kootu is ready. Serve it with hot rice or chapati.

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OPOS is quick. OPOS is easy. Cooking need not be intimidating.
Here is a recap.
#1 Mix ingredients
#2 Cook
#3 Open and Serve

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10 Minute chow chow kootu without coconut – OPOS Method

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Easy 10 minute Tamilnadu style chow chow kootu without coconut recipe. Using split moong dal. Perfect for bachelor friendly cooking.

  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • 2 Very ripe tomatoes
  • 3 Green chillies, slit into half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing/perungayam)
  • 1 medium sized chow chow (Chayote Squash) – Peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup split yellow moong dal
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Make a puree of very ripe two tomatoes in a mixer / blender. Set aside.
  2. Add in all the ingredients to the pressure cooker.
  3. Cook for 5-6 minutes or for 4 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait for the pressure to release naturally.
  4. Serve hot with rice or chapati.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: South Indian, Tamilnadu

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8 thoughts on “10 Minute chow chow kootu without coconut”

  1. Hi there! Good recipe, especially for lazy shots like me! Bonus being it’s healthy. My better half loved it. U have a lovely collection of doable recipes, tried many of them! Btw I am settled in CBE the last couple of yrs. Happy cooking n blogging!






    1. Totally agree. I have become a big fan of kannamaji….Thank you for these wonderful recipes. Enjoy cooking them and enjoy finishing them once cooked :). God Bless You !






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