Anyway... Chayote is rich in amino acids and vitamin C.And have read that other parts of this plant is also used as medicines.
I know everyone use this in kootu, sambar,curry, chutney and salad . but not seen anyone make kurma.Yesterday i tried kurma for a change with chow chow and my DH, who always felt this vegetable is only good for kootu and sambar said it was yummy.
Coconut-1 small piece( may be 1tsp grated)
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Sambar powder- 1 tsp( according to taste)
Bay leaf- 1 small
Saunf(fennel) powder-1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 small piece
Garlic- 1 crushed
Salt- to taste
Curry leaf- few
1) Wash, peel and chop Chow chow.
2) Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaf, curry leaf, Cinnamon and garlic and saute.
3)Add chopped onion and saute till golden brown .Then add tomato and saute.
4)Add chow chow and cook with milk along with salt,fennel powder, sambar powder and turmeric powder
5) Mean while grind almond and coconut to paste .
6)When the vegetable is half done add the coconut paste and water if necessary and cook .
7)Serve with chapati or rice or dosai.