Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chayote Pepper Sambhar

Need something mildly spicy but as dal?? u have to look at this dal with chayote squash...this sambhar need just crushed peppercorns to make this dal spicy..quite a healthy dal suits very much better to kids..u can prepare this sambhar with any sort of vegetables, but chayote and eggplants suits too good for this dal, also i used coconut milk n cumin seed powder to give more flavour n tastiness to this dal... This delicious chayote pepper sambhar goes to Think Spice-Think Pepper guest hosted by Divya , event started by Sunitha..on the way to My Legume Love Affair-Ninth Helping guest hosted by Laurie of Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska, event started by Susan...

1cup Chayote (chopped as small pieces)
1/2cup Cooked dal /Yellow pigeon peas
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1cup Coconut milk
1tsp Cumin seed powder
1tsp Lemon juice
1tsp Fresh pepper powder
2tbsp Coriander leaves
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
2nos Dry Red chillies

Heat enough oil n add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chillies n asafoetida powder, stir fry until they get fried, add the chopped onion pieces, chopped tomato pieces and saute until they get transculent n mushy, add now the chayote pieces n salt, stir them until the chayote pieces get bit cooked, now add the cooked dal, coconut milk, cumin seed powder..bring them to boil, check for salt..keep in simmer for few minutes, finally add the pepper powder, lemon juice as well as coriander leaves, give a stir n put off the stove...

Serve hot with hot steaming rice n papads!!!!


  1. Thats quite unique..Chayote n sambar sounds an interesting combo..yum..:)

  2. Never heard of this...Looking nice..

  3. this is soo yummy :)
    reminds me of the kootu that I make - difference being that I don't add tomatoes and use grated coconut instead of coconut milk :)

  4. Priya, that looks so good. Please pass me a spoon I need to taste that dish. Yummy!!

  5. Truly perfect with rice and pappad:)

  6. hummmm chayote in sambar sounds yum and with pepper just simply superb

  7. Thats one more unique recipe...sounds delicious.

  8. Chow chow sambar looks tasty!

  9. Never heard of chayote, do we get this is in india?

  10. Chayote sambar looks soo good.Never tried adding pepper to sambar..Nice Sambar..

  11. looks delicious..i make kootu with chayote and the recipe is pretty similar except that i add ground coconut to it..nice entry for the event!

  12. Different sambhar recipe priya. thanks for sending it towards Think pepper event Priya.


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