November 30, 2016

Chow - Chow Soup / Chayote Soup / Soup Series

Chayote, which is popularly known as Chow - Chow in Tamilnadu is widely used in our regular cooking in the form of Kootu, Sambhar, poriyal etc. Apart from the regular cooking, this veggie can also be turned into a flavourful soup. The chayote is sautéed and cooked along with a tomatoes and freshly ground powders is further blend into smooth paste and strained to get a delicious soup. This veggie is very low in calorie, rich in dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins. Being low in calorie, this veggie is highly recommended to include in a regular diet during weight loss program.

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My Soup series : Click HERE

Sujitha Ruban's Soup Series : Click HERE

Ingredients :

2 Chayote / Chow - Chow, Cut into small pieces
1/4 Cup Finely chopped Spring onions ( Bulb part )
2 Tomatoes, chopped 
1 Tsp Olive oil / Cooking oil 
2 - 3 Garlic pods, peeled and chopped
1 Bay leaf
Small piece of Cinnamon Stick 
1/4 Tsp Chilli powder 
2 Cups Water 
Salt to taste 
Coriander leaves for garnishing

To roast and grind :

1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1/4 Tsp Saunf 
1 Tsp Coriander seeds

Method :

Dry roast the given ingredients in "To roast and grind" and grind into fine powder. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a cooker and add garlic pods followed by bay leaf and cinnamon stick.

Add the finely chopped spring onions followed by tomatoes and chayote.

Saute and add chilli powder along with the freshly ground powder and required amount of salt.

Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook it for 7 - 8 whistles.

Once done, switch of the flame and wait till the pressure of cooker gets released.

Remove bay leaf and cinnamon stick from the soup.

Blend the remaining ingredients and strain it using strainer.

Adjust salt and boil it again for couple of minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with bread toast or croutons.