Monday, March 7, 2011

chayote squash (Semebadnekai) Hasi( masala not fried) Huli(Sambhar)

As we won't get Ash guard,yellow big cucumber ,padval kayi here in stores (we get in indian stores ), so now i use this chiyote squash which is our indian semebadnekai a lot.I make some recipes with this vegetable.Its good for your health too.


1 chiyote squash(semebadnekai) cut into medium pieces and cooked in pressure cooker
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp tamarind paste
salt to taste
1" jaggary(optional)
1-2 green chilies
For masala:
4-6 red chilies
1 tsp jeera(cumin seeds)
1/2-3/4 cup  fresh grated coconut
1/2 tsp mustard  
1 red chili pieces
curry leaves
1/2 tsp urad dal
coriander leaves for garnishing


Take a deep bottom pan add oil and all seasonings.when mustard splutters add cut cooked squash,turmeric powder ,green chilies,little salt ,tamarind paste and jaggery .stir for 2 minutes and cover the lid.let the squash be cooked little more in that steam for 2 more minutes.

Meanwhile prepare masala by grinding all ingredients in blender adding little water into smooth paste.

Add this masala above  and let the sambhar to boil for 5 minutes.garnish with coriander leaves.serve hot with plain rice.


  1. I had always wanted a gravy recipe for this squash as I used to make the dry version of it always . I tried this and came good. Very good flavour and an authentic touch. Thanks for the recipe.Now I will make it often.

  2. Thanks shilpa,feels good that you liked the recipe.


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