Monday, November 3, 2008

Chayote Halwa ~ Chow Chow Halwa!

The credit for finally making this halwa, goes to Athamma. She came across this halwa sometime back and was keen on making it. I was two minds on that. Athamma was very upset that I wasn't paying much attention to my dear blog. In her opinion, I haven't cooked anything new to be updated offlate. So when she came across this recipe, she was insisting I go get her this vegetable. We have always only made a Sambar with Chow Chow. At rare times, I have made a kootu but never a sweet, that too halwa. But since she was very keen, I decided to get her a small one for experimenting. I was happy that it turned out well and quite delicious.

Hubby dear is very skeptical about this Halwa series, knowing very well he is going to be the person going to taste all the new halwas emerging out of the kitchen! I promised him that excepting for another vegetable halwa, rest are going to be with known things! I guess he has no choice. Chow Chow is also called as Benguluru Vankaya or Sime Badnekai. So making a halwa with this was quite interesting! Do try it, I am sure you will get to like it!


The sugar got crystallized little more than expected. So next time will have to reduce the amount of having the sugar on heat.

Ingredients Needed:

Chow Chow grated - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup or less
Milk - 4 tbsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Ghee - 2 tsp

Roasted Almond for garnish

Method to prepare:

Grate the Chayote and pressure cook till tender. Keep it aside.

Roast the badam and keep aside.

Melt sugar in a pan till its all done, then add in the cooked chow chow, milk, cardamom powder and simmer for 5 mins.

Then add ghee and cook on high till the beetroot starts leaving the sides.

Finally garnish with roasted almond.

Check out what my other marathoners made today:

DK of Culinary Bazaar, Siri of Siri's Corner, Anu of My Food Blog, Ranji of Ranji's Kitchen Corner, PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds, Curry Leaf of Experiments, Emotions, Experiences with Food, Medha of Cook with Love, Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes, Bhawna of Tastes of India, Raaji of Raaji's Kitchen, Ruchii, Kamala of Nandhu's Corner, Roopa of My Kitchen Treats, Divya Kudua of Easy Cooking, Rekha of Plantain leaf, Divya M of Divyaz Easy Recipes, Lak of The Yum Blog, Raaga of The Singing Chef and Lakshmi Venkatesh of Kitchen Chronicles.

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29 comments :

Bhawana said...

too good. this halwa looks very delecious :). I liked ur halwa series :).

Madhu said...

I am loving the Halwa series, this is new for me with chayote. Looks delish Sri.

Sharmi said...

such a delicious looking halwa, yummy yum:)) so many halwas to taste in your blog:)

Happy cook said...

Srivalli you still wake there at this time :-)
I just saw this veggie when we went to the indian shop some 40 km from our place and here you make a sweet dish from it.

Divya Vikram said...

Seems a halwa mela is going on in your blog Valli!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks so good.. have heard of dhoodhi halwa.. but not this one. something new to me. looks gorgeous.

DEESHA said...

wow .. chow chow halwa, a new recipe for me .. looks delicious

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Nice yuumy halwa. U give me anything sweet and it is always yummy to me. Nice idea to make Halwa with chow chow.

Medhaa said...

Another different halwa, looks great

Priya said...

Wow..delicious n tempting treats of our sweet tooth..i also prepared almost the same with chow chow...

Uma said...

mmm. delicious halwa! Nice green color.

Kalai said...

This halwa series is making me droooool, Valli! Chow chow halwa sounds delicious! Your poor lucky husband having to try out all of these delicious experiments! :)

Uj said...

Wow... seeme Badne halwa..Never heard of it.. Its nice to see different kinds of halwa :)..

Roopa said...

Chow chow halwa looks too good ! I wish I could taste it, looks yummy:)

Jayashree said...

Look at you....churning out different kinds of halwa one after the other. This sounds very unique.

jayasree said...

Chow chow halwa is interesting... Waiting for more in this halwa series.

rekhas kitchen said...

oooh never tryed this one looks intresting valli have to try some time

Arundathi said...

is this halwa week?

Vij said...

Wow... diff. creation...looks lovely!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is a good idea and looks so cool! I shall try this out some time srivalli!

Curry Leaf said...

The halva loks delicious.I have not worked with chow chow and also never heard of halva made of it.You r tempting me too much

PJ said...

A new halwa to try out.Now I must go search for this veggie..

lakshmi said...

no anu, this is not halwa week, its halwa mela, as divya has pointed out earlier. except this time, valli has volunteered to cook up all the halwas of the world herself :P

Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..I am seeing so many chow chow recipes in the blogosphere...calling me out to try the veggie at least once..halwa looks tempting and I might try it after all..;-)

lakshmi said...

oye, chow chow is not beet - why reduce sugar? i know, i know - you did copy paste from that beetroot halwa

Srivalli said...

Thank you everybody for your lovely comments.

Sure its going to be Anu!

Lak, sure did copy..heheh..but it actually needed only that amount!

kamala said...

Halwa with chow chow..Cant imagine..Looks yummy Valli

veena said...

Hi srivalli ..
The Halwa looks so tempting yaar ...
love
veena

VnV said...

Never thought of using chow chow for halva but this looks delicious! I am imagining a cup of it garnished with green pistachios to complement the green color of the halva. CHow chow is also called Bangalore Kathirikkai in tamil. btw here is another halva recipe.
http://veggiemonologues.blogspot.com/2008/10/deepavali-recipe-butternut-squash-halva.html

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