Saturday, June 28, 2014

Chayote Squash (Ishkus) Curry Recipe!!

Another basics, for dinner! One of those busy days at work and energy-less me ~X( In such situation, I always opt for basic curry, which is super quick and easy to cook and delicious at the same time. In days like today, I thank Nepali cuisine for having so many easy basic curries or I should rather thank my mother for teaching me so many basics when it comes to easy cooking :) Let's get started and good luck!
Yumm!!! :x

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time: 20min(s) Total time: 25min(s)

Things you will need:
  • Chayote Squash (2-3, peeled and diced)
  • Potato (2, medium sized, peeled and diced)
  • Oil (3 table spoons)
  • Fennel seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Fenugreek seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Cumin seeds (1 tea spoon)
  • Onion (1 medium sized, thinly sliced)
  • Serrano Pepper/Green Chilies (1-3, finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tea spoon)
  • Cumin-Coriander Powder (1 table spoon)
  • Ginger-Garlic paste (1 table spoon)
  • Red chili powder (1/2 table spoon)
  • Schezwan (Timur) powder (1/2 table spoon, OPTIONAL)
  • Tomatoes (2, finely chopped)
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Water (1 cup)
  1. Heat oil and fry fenugreek, fennel and cumin seeds until brownish black.
  2. Add onion and Serrano pepper and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add potato, squash, salt and turmeric powder. Cover, stir and cook for 8-9 minutes. Heat should be on medium.
  4. Add tomatoes and all of the remaining ingredients. Stir, cover and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  5. Add 1 cup water. Stir and cook for additional 2 minute.
  6. Done!! Enjoy with rice or bread :)