Chow chow (Chayote) Chutney for babies

After a long gap, here I come with a healthy yet tasty recipe for our babies who do many tantrums before finishing his/her meal.

Today, I am gonna share a recipe which you can use as a side dish for idli/dosa. I hope your child will love this chutney and ask for more idli/dosa.


  1. Chow chow (chayote) – half
  2. Onion – 1 chopped
  3. Tomato – 1 chopped
  4. Garlic – 2 or 3 cloves
  5. Tamarind – little amount (optional)
  6. Urad dhal – 1 tsp
  7. Curry leaves – 10 to 15
  8. Oil – 1tbsp
  9. Mustard – 1tsp
  10. Asafoetida – 2 pinch


Take half a chayote and remove the seed in it. Now, peel the skin of it before cut it into small pieces.

Now, heat a pan and pour oil in it. Add urad dhal and fry it. Once it becomes golden brown, add the chopped onion and garlic into it and saute until the onion becomes soft. Then add chayote, small ball sized tamarind for tangy taste and curry leaves and saute for 2minutes.

Now, you can add the chopped/mashed tomatoes and saute for a minute. Low the flame and close the pan with a lid. Wait until the tomatoes become mushy in texture.

Once it is done, off the flame and let the mixture cools completely. Now, you can put this into a mixer jar and grind into a fine paste. Add a little amount of water if needed to attain soft texture.


For children above one year, you can add little amount of salt and spice for added flavors

In addition to this, you can temper the chutney for added taste. For tempering, pour a teaspoon of oil into a tadka pan and add few mustard seeds. Once mustard starts sputtering, add asafoetida and off the flame. Pour this into the chutney. That’s it. Chow chow chutney is ready to serve for your little one with idli/dosa.