Monday, April 11, 2011

Seemebadane Kai Palya/ Chayote Squash Palya

Seemebadane kai is very popular and common veggie in Karnataka especially in Bangalore region. Can you believe during season they sell each for single rupee. Yes, I have brought fresh and good quality Seemebadane kai each one for 1 rupee. Mom says its very low calorie veggie and tastes good.Here in US popularly know as chayote ( I guess they consider it as mecxican veggie).Here is the recipe for Seemebadane kai palya.

You Need To Have:

1 Seemebadane Kai / Chayote Squash
2-3 green chilies
2 tsp grated coconut
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp gram dal
1 tsp black gram dal
salt to taste

Peel outer skin of  Chayote and chop it into small pieces as shown below.

Heat oil in vessel and mustard seeds to it. once they start spluttering add curry leaves, gram dal, black gram dal, slit green chilies and fry till they become brown in color. Add chopped  Chayote and stir. sprinkle little water and cook them on low flam by covering lid for 5-7 mins or till they are done.
 add grated coconut and salt. mix well. serve with plain rice.This goes well even with chapathi.

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