Friday, May 21, 2010

Chayote Fry - A Healthy replacement for potato


Have you ever tried a fry with chayote? I've neither tried nor thought about it until I saw this recipe in Geetha Achal's Blog. She is a wonderful blogger and she blogs in Tamil. You can get lots of healthy recipes from her blog. The moment I saw this recipe, I bookmarked it because my hubby is one among those people who hate potato. Geetha used chilly powder and turmeric powder in her recipe. But, I replaced these two ingredients with sambar powder. Also, I added oats to the fry which was not actually in the original recipe. Here, I should mention that I got inspired from Priya to use oats in my dishes.

Ingredients :

1. Chayote - 1 (Peeled and cut in to pieces)
2. Oats - 4 tsp (Dry roasted and powdered)
3. Sambar Powder - 2 tsp or adjust to your taste
4. Mustard - 1 tsp
5. Oil - 4 tsp or little more
6. Salt - Needed qty
7. Curry Leaf - A few




Procedure :

1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard. Once it get popped add the cut chayote.
2. Now, add salt and sambar powder.
3. Mix well. Medium the flame.
4. With occasional stirring, wait till the chayote get cooked and roasted.
5. Add the powdered oats. Mix well.
6. Switch off the stove, add the curry leaf.
7. Serve as a side dish to sambar rice, rasam, yogurt rice etc..

Note : While chayote cooks, don't cover the pan with lid and another important thing, don't add water.

This goes to Nupur's "Blog Bites # 3 : Adaptation".

This also goes to Sudeshna's and RV's "Food for ailments and old age".




27 comments:

தக்குடுபாண்டி said...

new idea, will try..;)

Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் அருமையாக செய்து இருக்கின்றிங்க...என்னுடைய குறிப்பில் இருந்து பார்த்து சமைத்ததில் மிகவும் மகிழ்ச்சி...நன்றி நிது...

AdukalaVishesham said...

interesting post.. we did a google search to figure out the vegetable... very new vegetable for us.. will definitely give this a try

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Nithu, the picture looks beautiful and any1 will say that this is potato fry if u dont say it :) Thanks to Geetha and Nithu :) I make it but in a different way...I love the mild sweet taste of this veggie :)

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..something new to me

Umm Mymoonah said...

Chayote fry looks delicious just like potato fry,yummy.
You have got a nice space in here,happy to follow you.

Kairali sisters said...

Nithu.interesting recipe, something very very new to us..We have seen this vegetable, but never knew what to make with it..Thx for sharing..

Love
Kairali sisters

J said...

Never heard of this veggie.. need to google right away!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Never made Chayote before, sure sounds yummy !!!

Rachana Kothari said...

This is something very new to me... will try n find it :)

Swathi said...

Nithu,

this is really healthy one, I need to try this.

Suja Sugathan said...

Interesting recipe dear..looks really tempting.
Really happy to be in touch with you..you too have a wonderful space with so many wonderful recipes..will be back often.

divya said...

Nithu, the picture looks beautiful and delicious..i will try soon...

sonu said...

looks yummy dear...new combo..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I think i have seen this veggie in the market.. got to try this ....Thanks Geetha and Nithu for sharing this...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

I also thought it is potato fry...very nice recipe.lovely presentation nithu.

Yummy Team said...

Spicy and tasty fry. Never heard of chayote before..

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Aps said...

Thnx for visiting my blog nd those lovely comments....... I too love ur blog...the sprouted channa nd tamarind upma is new i must try it oncewill u visit u often :)

BeenaShylesh said...

spicy...dear...lovely presentation.....

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

yuumy fry!!

Priya said...

Beautiful fry Nithu, adding oats would have completely changed the texture na, thanks for mentioning about me dear, thats so nice of u know:)..

Nupur said...

Very interesting adaptation- thanks for your entry!

Anu said...

Chayote fry looks yummy...

Nitha said...

Something very new to me.. But looks delicious..

NIDHYA said...

Looks simple n yum. Gonna try this today. 1st time here and nice to follow you.

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