|Ready to Serve Seeme Badane Kai Curd Curry|
Chayote Squash is also known as Chow -Chow. It it Seeme Badane Kai ( Kannada), Bangalore Katharikai or Seemai Katharikai in Tamil, Seema badanekaya in Telugu, Sheema Katharika in Malayalam.
Lets see some benefits of eating Chayote Squash in our diet.
Seeme Badane Kai is very low in calories and it does not contain saturated fats and cholesterol. It is very rich source of dietary fiber, anti - oxidants, minerals and vitamins. It has a good source of B- Complex, Vitamins. It has minerals like iron, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, copper and potassium.
Seeme Badne Kai Curd Curry goes well with plain rice, any masala rice ( like puliyogare or bisi bele bath or any bath), chapatis, pooris and even dosa or idly. This is an easy recipe even the beginner can try this curry and enjoy.
This curry do not contain any onion or garlic. You can prepare on any special days or even festival or feast.
Things Needed :Chayote squash : 2
Coconut : 1 Small cup (Fresh or dried - I have used little dried coconut).
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) : 1/2 Tea spoon
Channa Dal : 1 Table spoon
Pepper Pods : 2 to 3
Mustard seeds : 1 Tea spoon
Salt : required
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Oil : 1 Tea spoon (I have used coconut oil).
Ingh : a pinch
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Curd : 1 Cup
Green chilly : 2
Method :1. Wash and soak Channa dal for 20 to 30 minutes.
2. Wash and remove the outer skin of Seeme badane Kai (Chayote Squash) and cut it into small.
6. Add ground mixture and mix it well. Let it boil nicely for 2 to 3 minutes. Add water if required(mix it well while boiling).
8. Add curry leaves and ingh and put off the gas.
9. Add this fried mustard mixture to the cooked curry and add curd and mix it nicely and shift the curry to a serving bowl.
Note :Do not add more water while cooking Chayote Squash. You can more chilly if you wish too. Adding onions to the curry is purely optional. (I have not added). You can prepare this curry with other vegetables also. Instead of curd you can use a marble size tamarind. ( I have used curd). Do not add curd to a hot curry. It may turn savoury and curdled. Add it once the curry cools a bit.(Warm).
Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .