Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chow chow /Simebadane Halwa

Chow chow ( kannada -seemey badane,) is a delectable pleasantly coloured and easy to cook vegetable.It can be easily grown by planting a mature sprout,which can not be used for cooking.Just trail over a pendal or compound wall ( if space permits),to enjoy a basketful of harvest. in addition to using it in Sambar/curry there are other interesting ways to relish it too!

  • 8 cups Chow chow gratings
  • 1cup Full cream milk
  • 100 grams Milk powder
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 1/4tsp Cardamom powder
  • 10 Cashewnut ,cut into pieces
  • 10 Almonds,slivered
  • 1tbsp Raisins
  • 2 + 1 tbsp Ghee
Cooking Directions
  • Peel chow chow and grate and keep aside.
  • Take a big kadai or pan and cook the gratings in milk till soft and dry.
  • Add jaggery and cook till well blended and dry.
  • Now add milk powder and mix it well,keep stirring to avoid lumps.
  • Add little ghee and saffron and keep stirring till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Heat 1tbsp ghee,fry cashews,almonds and raisins and pour over the mix.Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Serve hot
Note: As this vegetable is too tender,it does not need any water or time to cook.
Variation : Use 4-5 crushed Dudh peda or any other flavoured peda instead of milk powder.


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