Happy Navaratri Everyone!! I know, how every ones home is now being swamped with coconuts everyday! Here's one simple dish using coconut that you can bring to the table in minutes, its moms Seema vankaya kobbari talimpu aka Chayote squash with fresh coconut. Ah i love this curry, its not spicy, not fancy but yet bursts with lots for flavor from fresh coconut!

This Seemavankaya kobbari kura / curry would be perfect during these Navaratri days, as people who fast wouldn't eat onion and garlic when they break the fasting at the end of the day. This curry is easy to make , and goes well with rice, rotis, or even better as it is!

Ingredients you need:

  • 2 big or 3 small chayote squash/seema vankaya, peeled and chopped into big cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • cilantro
  • curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds / dhaniyalu
  • 1 tsp urad dal / minapappu
  • 2 tbsp oil
How to:
  • In a pressure pan/cooker, heat oil and add tadka/tempurings, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and urad dal
  • Once they start to crackle, add curry leaves, turmeric, green chillies and choppedsquash pieces( seema vankaya mukkalu ).
  • Mix them together close the lid and cook for just one whistle. Alternatively you can cook covered until the pieces are softened.
  • Once the pressure goes off, put the cooker back on heat and then add salt and coriander, if u you dont like any water in the curry just cook under high heat until the water evaporates, personally i would mind some water!
  • Adjust salt to taste and then finish it off with fresh cilantro.

Tada!! Chayote curry with coconut is ready to be relished! you can add more coconut if youd like, also you can reduce the green chillies to one, if you prefer to eat the curry as is. One thing i love about this curry is, i can make this anytime of the day, need not wait for friday( ususally the day we get all Indian vegeatbles ), chayote squashes are abundatly available all through out the year in regualr american grocery stores like Publix, kroger, target..!! Thanks Mom, for this wonderful dish!! love you!

Apply some lime juice before handling these squashes, and your hands would come out clean!!


notyet100 said...

wish u happy navratri...this looks yum,.never tried this veggie,..

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

A perfect side dish to eaten with plain rice and sambar pa:)

Biny's Recipes said...

Gr8 presentatuon and recipe.Glad to be here. c u again.

Maria Mcclain said...

Thanks for sharing curry in kadai it looks too yummy & delicious I will try it myself now anyway your blog is too outstanding and eye catching, you should submit it for free in this website for more exposure. Have a nice day.

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