Health benefits of having Choyate squash/Seeme Badanekai are many, it is rich in vitamin, calcium and iron, it is eaten as similar to cucumber. Seeme Badanekai palya / Chayote squash curry is very easy to prepare recipe and very tasty. This can be served with Chapathi, dosa, idli and also as a side dish for rice.
Preparation time – 10 min
Cooking time – 10 min
Serves – 4.
Seeme Badnekai / Chayote Squash – 2 nos (chopped)
Chana dal – 3 tbs (soaked/cooked)
Onion -2 nos (chopped)
Green chilies – 3nos ( silted into 2)
Mustard seed – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 bunch
Coriander leaves – 1 bucnh
Grated coconut – 2 to 3 tbs
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
Soak Channa dal for 30 min or pressure cook by adding little water for 1 whistle and keep aside.
Take a pressure cooker pan, heat oil in it, when oil becomes hot add mustard seeds when they begin to sparkle. Add green chilies,curry leaves and chopped coriander leaves, fry for a while and add chopped onion fry till it becomes translucent add chopped seeme badanekai/chayote squash saute for a while and
Add channa dal mix altogether add salt to taste,turmeric powder and coriander powder, mix.Add 1/2 cup of water to cook, pressure cook for 1 whistle .
When cooker becomes cool,bring the curry to boil till it becomes thick, add grated coconut cook for a while and turn off the flame.Transfer the dish to a serving bowl.
Enjoy the dish as a side dish for roti,rice or dosa even it goes well with akki rotti.
Tips – you can make this curry