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Oct 26, 2009

Broccoli Chayote Pickle

This is a simple and healthy pickle. As we all knew broccoli is a healthy vegetable that has plenty of nutrients. If interested to know more about the health benefits of broccoli, read here.


  • 1 head Broccoli, chopped (discard the stem)
  • 1 cup Chayote Squash pieces (Seema Vankaya)
  • 5-6 Red Chilies
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp Bengal Gram (Pachi Senagapappu, Chana Dal)
  • ½ tsp Black Gram (Minapapappu, Urad Dal)
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Tamarind pulp
  • A pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • A pinch of Asafetida (Inguva, Hing)
  • Handful of Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt


Heat half of the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds + chana dal + urad dal + red chilies and fry till the dals turn golden brown. Then transfer them to a plate.

In the same pan pour rest of the oil and add broccoli + chayote pieces. Sauté well until they become little soft. Also add turmeric + asafetida + cilantro and mix well. When the veggies become little tender, turn off the flame and transfer the contents into a plate.

Let them cool for some time and then grind all the ingredients (both dals mixture + veggies mixture) into a soft paste along with tamarind and salt. Add little water if needed.

Enjoy this yummy pickle with rice and little ghee. Mix this pickle with plain yogurt to eat with chapathis. It tastes great!!


Raks said... [Reply]

An unusual yet good combo! Looks mouthwatering!

Unknown said... [Reply]

interesting recipe ..something like thuvayal tamilians make..

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Making out pickles with broccoli and chayote is definitely very innovative Uma, pickles looks spicy and delicious..

Shama Nagarajan said... [Reply]

new nice one...

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Broccoli Pickle! So tasty and innovative! Lovely!

Chitra said... [Reply]

tat looks very nice..never bought broccoli..have to try once :)

Suparna said... [Reply]

hey uma,
the pickle looks tongue tickling :) a rare combination of veggies I must say!

prasu said... [Reply]

Uma, pachadi chala bagundhi.....moth watering.....

Unknown said... [Reply]

Nice & healthy one uma.Sounds interesting.looks so yummmm

Suganya said... [Reply]

Lovely Pickle recipe. Looks so good. Sounds so healthy. Very creative thinking. YUM!

Unknown said... [Reply]

Very innovative and healthy recipe.

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Unusual pickle....must try.Looks yummy

Cham said... [Reply]

Sounds fantastic Uma another yummy chutney!

Anupama said... [Reply]

Extremely different combo, but looks delicious... can we have it as a chutney with idlis and dosas too?... am going to give it a try soon enough...

kitchen queen said... [Reply]

It is an unusual combination ,but looks good.I am going to try this combination and am sure I will like it.

Raje said... [Reply]

Interesting combination! Looks Yummy!

Homecooked said... [Reply]

Lovely pickle Uma. Looks delicious!

Simi Tresa Antony said... [Reply]

What a yummo Presentation!!!..
Great blog indeed..following!!!

u have lots of variety dishes...

notyet100 said... [Reply]

this looks yummy,..

vidhas said... [Reply]

Very innovative and intersting pickle. New template is great. Some awards are waiting for you Uma.

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

U always come up with unusual combo's dear..great..!!
looks nice..

Shri said... [Reply]

Wow!So healthy,Uma!Isn't Chayote the white brinjal...?

Anonymous said... [Reply]

The recipe is mouth watering. Could you please send that by mail if possible. Your fall color header looks beautiful and pleasant
-Nature Lover

Usha said... [Reply]

Uma, this is a brilliant idea, great way to sneak in broccoli and it looks so delicious !

Shivali said... [Reply]

piuckle from broccoli hmm new n interesting.

Rohini said... [Reply]

Broccoli pickle!! mmm... Looks like a must try!! :)

Suma Gandlur said... [Reply]

Broccoli pachchadi kotha variety Uma. Do you prepare this regularly?

Namitha said... [Reply]

Innovative..First time here..and I am glad I came :-)

Cynthia said... [Reply]

OMG, this is fantastic.

Savi-Ruchi said... [Reply]

wow!!, looks soo spicy & healthy.., this pickle will surely rejevunate my taste buds..

Sreelekha Sumesh said... [Reply]

Hi Uma..

New comer here..U have a great blog..following u :)

Unknown said... [Reply]

yet another innovative recipe uma..as usual delicious...

nisha said... [Reply]

First time here , i loved all the chutneys and pickes in your posts. This one i'm going to bookmark and try. I'm sure i'll keep visitng your blog often.

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