Chayote Squash Curry with Yogurt

Category: Assorted Curries
Description:A tasty vegetable curry in yogurt gravy
Preparation Time: 25 mins

  • Chayote Squash – 2 (cut in small cubes)
  • Toor Dhal – 3 tablespoons
  • Red Chilies – 4
  • Fenugreek(Methi) Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh grated coconut – 6 tablespoons
  • Sour Curd – 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste


  1. Peel the skin of the Chayote Squash and cut them into small cubes.
  2. Grind the fresh grated coconut with a little water into a smooth paste.
  3. Heat oil in the pan and add the Fenugreek seeds and when it becomes almost dark brown add the toor dhal, and the red chilies.
  4. When the dhal turns golden brown switch of the heat and transfer it onto a plate. Let the mixture cool and then grind it to a fine powder and keep aside.
  5. Cook the cubed Chayote Squash in just enough water.
  6. When it is about 3/4 ways cooked add 4 teaspoons of the ground powder, salt and turmeric powder. Let it simmer on a slow flame for about 4-5 minutes.
  7. Now add the ground coconut and curd and mix gently and allow it to simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Remove from the fire and keep aside.
  9. Add seasoning by heating the mustard seeds in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and when they splutter add the curry leaves.
  10. Add this to the cooked dish and mix gently.
  11. This can be eaten with chapatis or rice.

You can add more of the ground spice powder if you like it a bit spicier. If you have extra label with the date and store it in the freezer to use for another time.