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Chow chow or chayote squash chutney

Chayote/chow chow is one veggie which I was not fond of as a kid.But its a super healthy veggie which contains  many amino acids, vitamin C and the minerals potassium, calcium and iron.Its called as seeme badnekayi in kaanada.  Try this quick chutney and I am sure you will be thrilled! INGREDIENTS 2 medium sized chayote squash chow chow(I used the peel too) 1/4 cup coconut scraped fresh or frozen 1 inch tamarind piece soaked in 2 tbsp water 2 Tsp oil 2 Tbsp chana dal  4 medium dried red chillies 2 green chillies 1/2 tsps salt 1 pinch asafoetida 1/2 tsp mustard seeds HOW TO MAKE To make the chow chow vegetable into a chutney, start by vertically slicing it. Cut out the seed. Don't peel but scrape any spikes that may be there on the skin and dice or slice it. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan. Add mustard  seeds ,a pinch of asafoetida, 2 tbsp chana dal ,green and red chillies and saute on medium heat until the dal is golden brown. Move them onto a pla