Chayote Squash (Iskush Tarkari)



1/3 cup oil
1 tsp. Shiba’s Popping Seeds
4 bay leaves
¼ tsp. Shiba’s Turmeric
3-4 dry red chili pods
1 Tbsp. ginger – chopped finely
1 Tbsp. garlic – chopped finely
2 med. potatoes – Halved and cut into strips
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Shiba’s Curry Masala
½ tsp. Shiba’s Clarified Butter
chayote squash – peeled, cut in half on the round and slice into ¼ inch lengthwise strips



  1. In a large, heavy bottom saucepan heat the oil.
  2. Sprinkle in popping seeds and fry until dark brown.
  3. Stir in bay leaves, turmeric, chili pods, ginger and garlic.
  4. Cook until ginger begins to caramelize. Stir when needed.
  5. Add potatoes, chayote, salt, curry powder and sweet spice. Mix all well.
  6. Cook on medium high until vegetables begin to brown.
  7. Reduce heat to medium and cook until vegetables are softened. Stir when needed.
  8. Serve with rice, lentils and chutney.

*Option – Add 1 cup plain yogurt when squash is half cooked. Mix well and cook over low heat until vegetables are softened. Delicious alternative!

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