Chow Chow Thakkali Kootu Recipe is traditional Tamil Nadu Style lentils cooked with chayote squash, tomatoes along with moong dal, with a coconut based masala.
The freshly ground coconut masala adds a beautiful flavour to the kootu. The addition of pepper, cumin and red chillies gives the kootu the right amount of spice.
Chayote squash is a healthy vegetable containing highest content of water, making it suitable to include in our diet. Also, the kootu is prepared with the Moong dal, making it healthy as well as lighter on the tummy.
Serve Chow Chow Thakkali Kootu Recipe along with Phulkas and Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad for a light weekday lunch.
Or if you wish to make an elaborate meal, serve Chow Chow Thakkali Kootu along with Steamed Rice, Murungakkai Puli Kuzhambu (Drumstick Tamarind Curry), Kollu Rasam, Curd and Elai Vadams for the weekend lunch.
If you like this recipe of Chow Chow Thakkali Kootu, here are a few more Kootu Recipes you can try for Lunch
- Vegetable & Avarekalu Kootu Recipe
- Vazhakkai Milagu Kootu Recipe (Plantains Pepper Curry)
- Chenai Kizhangu Poricha Kootu Recipe (Tamil Nadu Style Yam Cooked in Coconut Gravy)