Chayote Squash Peel Chutney

Category: Delicious Chutneys
Description:A nice vegetable and dhal chutney that can be eaten with rice
Preparation Time: 15 mins

chayote Squash Chutney
  • 1/2 cup fresh & tender Chayote Squash peels
  • Uradh Dhal 3 tablespoons
  • Red Chilies – 4
  • Asafoetida – 1 small piece or 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Tamarind paste/puree – 1 tablespoon
  • Cooking Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh grated coconut – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste


  1. Peel the skin of the Chayote Squash and give it a good wash.
  2. Heat oil in the pan and add the Asafoetida and when it becomes almost black add the mustard seeds, when it crackles add the Uradh dhal, and the red chilies.
  3. When the dhal turns golden brown switch of the heat and transfer it onto a plate.
  4. In the hot pan toss the chayote squash peels and saute for for a quick 5 seconds making sure it retains the green color.
  5. When it is cool add the sauteed peels, the dhal mixture,tamarind,coconut and salt and grind to a coarse consistency..
  6. It is best eaten with hot rice and a little dollop of ghee.

Other Variations:
The mint leaves above can be substituted with mint leaves,coriander leaves, tender cabbage, ridge gourd, and roasted eggplant.