Halwai November 8, 2023


• Chayote squash 2 (cut into small pieces)
• Onions 1 medium, chopped into small pieces
• Tomato 1 medium ( instead of Tomato you can also use Tomato puree 3 or 4 spoons)
• Potato 1 medium (peeled and cut into cubes)
• Green chillies 1 or 2 (cut very small)
• Curry leaves few
• Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp
• Turmeric 1/2 tsp
• Salt according to taste
• Chilli powder 1 tsp
• Dhania Jeera powder 1 tsp
• Coconut powder 1 tbsp
• Coriander
• For Seasoning:
• Channa dal 1 tsp
• Urad dal 1 tsp
• Mustard seeds (rai) 1 tsp
• Cumin seeds (jeera) 1 tsp
• Red chilli 1 no
• Oil 4,5 tbsp


  1. Take a thick pan and heat the oil. Put all the ingredients for seasoning one by one, starting with dals and seeds after that.
  2. When mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves, onions and green chillies. Take care not to burn the seasoning.
  3. Fry onions for few minutes. Add ginger- garlic paste. When onions turn brown add tomatoes cut into small pieces or tomato puree.
  4. When tomotoes are fried well, add potato cubes. Fry for 1 or 2 min and put the lid on for some time.
  5. When potatoes are cooked, add choyote squash and cover.
  6. Add all powders and cook till done. Add coconut powder before switching off flame.
  7. Sprinkle fresh coriander on the top for garnish.
  8. Serve with rotis or hot rice.

Recipe courtesy of Srikanya Nandula