Chow Chow Sambar Recipe | Chayote Squash Sambar Recipe

Sambar is generally prepared at every home with any vegetable. chow chow sambar or chayote is added and cooked with lentil to make an excellent dish.Chow Chow(Chayote Squash) is cooked with onions,tomatoes, lentils and tamarind. Add Sambar powder to enhance the flavor. Serve chow chow sambar with rice and poriyal.

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Learn how to make Chow Chow Sambar, a hot and spicy lentil soup with chow chow,is a must have accompaniment for popular South Indian recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Papitha Ranganathan


Ingredients for chow chow sambar

  • 1 no Chow chow
  • 1 dry Red chilli
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • few Curry leaves
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 to mato finely chopped
  • 2 cup Tur dal cooked
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind juice
  • 2 tbsp Sambar powder


How to cook the recipe

  • Peel the chow chow or chayote and cut into small cubes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves once they splutter, add dry red chilli, and onion. Sauté for few minutes. Add turmeric powder, salt, water and mix well.
  • Add tamarind juice, tomatoes, and sambar powder. Allow to boil well so that the chow chow is cooked and soft.
  • Add cooked and toor dhal in medium flame.
  • Allow the sambar to thicken.
  • sever the sambar with plain rice.

Papitha Ranganathan

I'm Papitha Ranganathan house wife and food blogger. I love to cook various cuisines in my kitchen which comes out so delicious. I would like to share my recipes here.

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