Seemebadane kaayi palya/ Chayote squash stir fry


2 small size chayote squas / seemebadane kaayi

4 tsp oil

1 tsp mustard

1 sprig curry leaves

1/2 tsp turmeric / haldi powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

2-3 methi / fenugreek seeds

1 finely chopped tomato

3 tblsp fresh coconut gratings

Chopped coriander leaves

Salt to taste


  • Wash chayote squash, peel and cut into small cubes or slices
  • Heat oil, add mustard, once it crackles, add methi, curry leaves,turmeric powder and saute for a second
  • Put the chopped squash, salt to taste and 1/4 cup water. Cook with a lid covered
  • Once it is half done, add red chilli powder, chopped tomato and cook till it is done
  • Finally garnish with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with hot rice and rasam or dal
  • You can also have this with roti or chapati.


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