Monday, March 9, 2009

Seemebadane Palya (Chayote Squash Curry)


Seemebadane (Chayote Squash) 2 peeled and cubed

Green chilies 2 chopped finely

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Urad dal 1tsp

Chana dal 1 tsp

Curry leaves 1 strand

Turmeric ¼ tsp

Sugar 1 tsp (Optional)

Hing a pinch

Oil 1 tblsp

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves to garnish


1) Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds when it splutters add urad dal, Chana dal, curry leaves, green chilies, hing and fry for 2 min.

2) Add cubed chayote, turmeric and mix well.

3) Drizzle 1 tblsp of water and turn the heat to medium low and cook until chayote is soft but still holds the shape (Around 10 mins). Keep stirring in between.

4) After chayote is cooked add salt, sugar (if using) and cook for 2 mins.

5) Turn off the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

6) Serve this with chapathi or roti.

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Cham said...

Very different curry, but simple and tasty one :)

Asha said...

I love love Seemebadanekai, Pavithra.Looks so delicious. Enjoy your award and thanks for mine too sweetie. Hugs! :)

LifenSpice said...

Thanks sweetie for thinking of me:)
seemebadnekai aka chow chow is my fav, but find them very rarely here. your palya looks good

Ashwini said...

Hey, to day I made the same palya. I bought seemebadanekayi for making kootu, but was in a hurry so made this..Love it

Ashwini said...

Congratulations on all the well deserved awards..Enjoy!!

Uma said...

curry looks so delicious and mouth-watering Pavithra! Nice pic. Congrats on your awards and thank you for thinking about me too!

Chitra said...

my mom used to do this,she adds li ttle milk too:)u reminded me of that!!thanks for sharing!!

Finla said...

Beautiful colour andlooks yumm.
Thnakyou for passing me the awards and congrats to you.

Anonymous said...

We do seemebadanekayi chutney and sambaar.. HAve to try out this palya :)

Kannada Cuisine said...


Archy said...

simple palya.. looks nice green color..
Hey, wat is seemebadane?? Heard i but never tasted i guess :)!!

Congrats Pavitra on ur awards.. Thank you for hinking of me :)!!

Happy holi !!

Pavithra Kodical said...

@Cham, Thank you.

@Asha, Thank you asha akka.I too love seemebadane palya..

@Keerthana, Nice to see you after longtime dear.Do try :)

@Ashwini, Thank you dear.Yes ash it tastes great and best part is its easy to make :)

@Uma, Thank you Uma:)

@Chitra, Adding milk to this is new to me,Will try next time :)

@Happy Cook, Thank you and enjoy your award :)

@Shree, I have made chutney and palya but never made sambar.Will try next time:)

@Smitha, Thank you dear.

@Archy, I agree with you archy, its rare in Mangalore.My hubby also tasted this
after marriage.Hope this link helps you to recognise the vegetable.

Sia said...

pavitra, i had almost forgotten abt using chayote this way. thanks dear :)

Purva Desai said...

different and yummy curry

Sukanya Yogesh said...

Very yummy curry.Congratulations on all your awards.

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love this palya too .. very tasty with anna-saaru

vidhas said...

I love this curry. We also make in the same way. congrats on your awards.

Raaga said...

my mother would love for me to make this when I buy "vilayat vaingan" :-) I resist.