HappyNavaratriEveryone!! I know, howevery oneshome is now being swamped with coconuts everyday!Here'sone simple dish using coconut that you can bring to the table in minutes, its momsSeemavankayakobbaritalimpuakaChayotesquash with fresh coconut.Ahi love this curry, its not spicy, not fancy but yet bursts with lots for flavor from fresh coconut!
ThisSeemavankayakobbarikura/ curry would be perfect during these Navaratridays, as people who fastwouldn'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 chayotesquash/seemavankaya, peeled and chopped into big cubes
1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
3-4 green chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds /dhaniyalu
2 tbsp oil
In a pressure pan/cooker, heat oil and addtadka/tempurings, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds anduraddal
Once they start to crackle, add curry leaves, turmeric, green chillies and choppedsquashpieces(seemavankayamukkalu).
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 dontlike 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!!Chayotecurry with coconut is ready to be relished! you can add more coconut ifyoudlike, 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 forfriday(ususallythe day we get all Indianvegeatbles),chayotesquashes areabundatlyavailable all through out the year inregualramericangrocery stores likePublix,kroger, target..!! Thanks Mom, for this wonderful dish!! love you!
TIP: Apply some lime juice before handling these squashes, and your hands would come out clean!!
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