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7 December, 2018

Corn Stuffed Christophene/Chayote

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Corn Stuffed Christophene/Chayote sounds exotic?

Corn Stuffed Christophene,Corn Stuffed Chayote

Corn Stuffed Christophene

To my Indian mentality, it does and so also the rest of the family. In fact, I fed it to them it was only towards the end Hubby caught on. ūüėÄ

This was last year when I was at home for about 2 months I went to the market and brought what in Kannada is called ‚Äúseemebadnikai‚ÄĚ. Hubby was not too happy but let me be.

In my maternal home, we make a dry vegetable with moong dal and it tastes quite good here no one likes it. This time I decided to make something different. I asked in our BM group and Mireille suggested I try this Corn Stuffed Christophene. 

Chow Chow or Chayote, christophene¬†or¬†christophine,¬†chocho,¬† mirliton ¬†or¬†merleton, chuchu,¬† Cidra,¬† ¬†Guatila,¬† Centinarja,¬† Pipinola,¬†pear squash,¬† vegetable pear,¬† chouchoute,¬† choko,¬† g√ľisquil,¬†Labu Siam,¬† Ishkus¬† or¬† Chowchow,¬† Pataste,¬†Tayota,¬†Sayote¬†is an edible plant belonging to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, along with melons,¬† cucumbers and squash.

Mir has said that raw chayote that might make your hand itch so handle with gloves.

I have made slight changes to suit the availability of ingredients for the original recipe visit Mir’s place. Also, I forgot about 5 coriander leaves it looks like I used 5 cups but no I used about 1/2 a cup chopped.

The reason why I am posting this recipe now is that I am participating in Bake-a- ton. We are a group of bloggers and every year in December Srivalli, our gang leader organises it. We bake and post 3 days a week. The only condition is baked!!! Do try it out and join the fun.

This is the first time I am joining the Bake-a-ton, in fact, I started on the basis of 1 recipe now I am posting long pending dishes tried out and whatever picture I can find.

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Corn Stuffed Christophene,Corn Stuffed Chayote

Corn Stuffed Christophene

Corn Stuffed Christophene/Chayote

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ¬†3 christophene/chayote squash
  • 3/4 cup corn ¬†boiled
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • 1/4 capsicum chopped
  • 5 coriander leaves ¬†finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp thyme dry
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

Method:

  • Peel christophene, cut it along the crevices in 2 and peel them there too. Remove the central core too.
  • In a pan add water and about ¬ľ tsp of salt mix.
  • Add the christophene add more water to cover the christophene and cook on high heat until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix the corn, capsicum, coriander and spring onions in a bowl.
  • ¬†Add milk, breadcrumbs, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • As soon as the christophene are done drain¬†them and run cold water till they cool down.
  • Scoop out the flesh from inside, leaving about 1/2‚Ä≥ shell.
  • Chop the flesh and mix with the corn mixture. Check the seasonings.
  • Preheat oven to 180¬įC/350 F.
  • Fillchristophene with¬†the stuffing and top with cheese.
  • Place in a lightly greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, until cheese melts.
  • Serve warm.
Corn Stuffed Christophene,Corn Stuffed Chayote

Corn Stuffed Chayote

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Corn Stuffed Christophene
An exciting new way to eat chow-chow!
Instructions
  1. Peel christophene, cut it along the crevices in 2 and peel them there too. Remove the central core too.
  2. In a pan add water and about ¬ľ tsp of salt mix.
  3. Add the christophene add more water to cover the christophene and cook on high heat until tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the corn, capsicum, coriander and spring onions in a bowl.
  5. Add milk, breadcrumbs, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  6. As soon as the christophene are done drain them and run cold water till they cool down.
  7. Scoop out the flesh from inside, leaving about 1/2″ shell.
  8. Chop the flesh and mix with the corn mixture. Check the seasonings.
  9. Preheat oven to 180¬įC/350 F.
  10. Fillchristophene with the stuffing and top with cheese.
  11. Place in a lightly greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes, until cheese melts.
  12. Serve warm.
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9 thoughts on : Corn Stuffed Christophene/Chayote

  • December 8, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Omg Archana, you are coming up with super duper interesting bakes yaar. Am in love with this stuffed chayote, what a tremendous dish.

     
  • December 8, 2018 at 8:20 am

    I have never used this squash , infact we do not get it here . Seems like an interesting dish with a delicious stuffing .

     
  • Nalini
    December 8, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Innovative recipe Arch,looks yummy.Never thought chayote can be used for baking.

     
  • December 8, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    first arch that name christophene, how stylish yaar, didn’t know our humble chayote has such a phataka name!! seriously we call it marrow/chow-chow. I called my whole family and announced the phataka name of chayote!!! Thanks for enlightening us!!!
    Love this bake yaar, can imagine the amazing flavors on this baked veggie!! I m definitely trying this, for christophine sake!!!!!!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      December 8, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      LOL! Not stylish exotic! ūüėÄ Thanks, Priya.

       
  • December 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Ok this is what you guys were talking about!!! I can’t wrap my mind around this but then it looks yummy. ..very nice twist.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      December 9, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      ūüėÄ Thanks Valli.

       
  • December 9, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Never know this humble chow chow can be styled this exotic.. Indeed a veautiful creation!!

     
  • December 9, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Very innovative and interesting recipe.Never thought that chow chow can be baked like this .thanks for sharing

     

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