Hope you are all in the pink of health . Today I am sharing a recipe with minimal ingredients and can be whipped in a jiffy. Chow chow raita is a perfect accompaniment for Roti, Parathas and even rice. It is a delicious and nutritious side dish. Chayote belongs to the gourd family and is rich in Vitamin C. It is widely used in south Indian cooking. Dishes range from Sambar ,Kootu ,Palya and many more. It is popularly used in Aisan Cuisine. This is one vegetable that is regularly used in my place. I add it to make akki rotti and parathas too. It is absolutely delicious. Our 84th HWCG theme #CurdFiestaAtHwcg was suggested by our fellow blogger Sujata Roy who blogs at batterupwith sujata. She is an awesome baker. Do check out her space for some awesome healthy recipes. I have bookmarked some of her cake recipes.

Recipe for Chow Chow Raita:


  • 1 Chayote / Chow chow peeled and grated after removing the seed
  • 2 Green Chillies Slit
  • 1 Fresh Red Chilli Slit
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Peanuts roasted and crushed
  • 2 Cups Yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Haldi / Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoettida
  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera

Method to prepare the Raita:

  • Wash and peel the chayote or chow chow. Remove the seed . Grate and keep it aside.
  • Heat a wide bottom pan. Add oil. Now throw in the jeera , mustard, curry leaves , green chilli,red chilli, turmeric and asafoetida. Once they start to splutter add the grated chow chow.
  • Add salt and Saute the chow chow for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool completely.
  • Add yogurt and mix well. Add salt if needed.
  • Garnish with roasted and crushed peanuts and serve with rice or rotis of your choice.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!! This fortnight theme is suggested by Sujata to make curd based dishes, So I have made Chow Chow Raita . Here are some similar recipes shared by our Healthy Wealthy Group members as Simple Raita for Pulao by Jayashree, Tomato Raita by Narmadha, Eggless Tutti Fruti Cake by Swaty, Strawberry Shrikhand by Shalu, Tomato Corn and Peas Kadhi by Sujata, South Indian Curd Rice by Vanitha and Kesar Badam Lassi Muffin by Sasmita.


  1. Different Chilled and cool raitas are a must have in summers. never made raita using chow chow.. will try it.. curry leaves peanuts, jeera and chiilies make the recipe more inviting..

  2. This is something very unique and interesting for me. Will definitely try it out. The tempering is making it all the more tempting.

  3. Preethi, that’s one delicious looking Chow Chow Raita. The only way I’ve used chow chow whenever I get it is adding to handvo. This simple raita dish is a must try recipe.

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