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                      CHOU-CHOU KOOT/CURRY/POODUTHUAL
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables                       Vegetarian
                 Indian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       md           Chayote squash
      1/2   c            Shredded coconut
    2                    Green chillies, crushed
                         Turmeric -- to taste
                         Salt -- to taste
                         Mustard
    1                    Red chilli
                         Urad dal
                         Oil -- (seasoning)
                         Curry leaves -- (seasoning)
 
   Peel skin of squash. Cube. Cook with a little water,
   turmeric and salt. When done yet firm, add coconut and
   green chilli mix. Pour seasoning on top. If there’s
   more liquid it becomes kootu, if moist but not liquidy
   then poduthual.
   
   Variations:
   
   Can do plaintanos (raw, green or, if not there, very,
   very green chiquita bananas) for a vazhakai
   poduthual/thoran. Also can do red pumpkin/butternut
   squash similarly.
   
   An excellent and quick ckakka thoran is also possible.
   A Thai canned product is green jackfruit, already
   cooked. Just shred this by hand, prepare seasoning in
   5-6 tablespoons oil and toss crushed coconut and green
   chillies in. Salt. Stir well and remove when
   thoroughly heated through and still moist. This dish
   needs a fair amount of coconut, and the fresh one is
   preferred.
   
     U15297@uicvm.bitnet (Shyamala Parameswaran)
  
 
 
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