Chayote Fry – Chow Chow Fritters – Easy tea time snack
Chayote Fry – Chow chow Fry is a tasty tea-time snack prepared by dipping diced chayote pieces in a spicy batter and deep frying. Chow chow fry is a good accompaniment for rice and it would make a great tea time snack as well. It’s easy to prepare also, so do try it out once. 🙂
Chayote squash, as we call ‘Chow chow‘ or ‘cho cho‘ or ‘seemai kathrikai‘ in tamil is a commonly available vegetable that we use often to prepare ‘Chow chow koottu‘ or ‘Sambhar‘ at home. It has a mild sweet taste and is used widely used in Indian traditional cuisine.
Health Benefits of Chayote:
- Chayote is rich in amino acids and vitamin C.
- It has very less calories and no cholesterol.
- It is rich a source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins.
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Many of you might have wondered whether it would be good to fry a vegetable like ‘chow chow’ for snacks. Believe me, it’s really tasty and so crispy. We have been preparing fries based only on Cauliflower (Gobi Fry), Potatoes and onions for a really long time. Recently, we have started trying out such fritters with a few boring veggies like cabbage (Cabbage Pakoras), Snake gourd (Pudalangai Bajji), Okra ( Vendaikka Fry) and this chow chow fry. It all has come out really good and finally we got to add a bit of healthy component to our fries 😀 And, we were able to find a way to push such veggies into our tummies. We hope you too like this seema kathirika fry. 🙂 Over to Chayote Fry Recipe from Home-Making-Delight with step by step photos..
Chayote squash Fry Recipe | Chow Chow Fritters Recipe | Cho cho Fry | Seema Kathrikai Fry | Seemai Badinekai Fry | Seema Vankaya Fries
1) Chow chow (thinly sliced) – 1 cup
2) Gram flour – 2 tbsps
3) Rice flour – 3/4 tbsp
4) Salt – as needed
5) Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
6) Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
7) Curry leaves – a few (Optional)
8) Eno/Baking soda – 1/2 tsp (Optional)
9) Oil (for Frying) – as needed
10) Water – as needed
- Peel the skin off your chow-chow and cut it as shown in the pic.
- Add gram flour, salt, rice flour, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, baking soda to it. Sprinkle water and gently mix. Don’t pour water to it just sprinkle as needed for the veggie to blend with the powders. Let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Heat oil in a pan and when it is hot enough, deep fry the chow-chow until it’s golden brown. Fry some curry leaves separately and mix with the chow-chow fry separately.
- Serve your hot and spicy Chayote fry – Seemai kathirkai fry with coffee or tea. 🙂
- This is a good accompaniment for lemon rice, puliyogari and coconut rice.
- Transfer to an air-tight container immediately after frying to retain the crispiness of your chayote fry.
- If you are too lazy, you could just mix the chopped veggies with the ready-made bajji mix available and fry them. 🙂
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