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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

Corn Stuffed Christophene

An exciting new way to eat chow-chow!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Dinner, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Side Dish, Simple and Healthy Diet
Cuisine: World
Keyword: Bake, Corn stuffed Chayote, Corn Stuffed Christophene, Festive Cooking, Kid Friendly Food, Party Dishes, Seemebadnikai, Simple and healthy diet in old age, Vegetarian
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 christophene/chayote squash
  • 3/4 cup corn boiled
  • 2 Spring onions chopped
  • 1/4 Capsicum chopped
  • 5 leaves Coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp thyme dry
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese grated

Instructions

  • 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.

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21 thoughts

  • 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

  • Gayathri Kumar
    December 16, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    That is a new way of using chow chow. And it looks so great. No one likes this veggie at my place too. So I may need this recipe in future..

    • ArchanaPotdar
      December 23, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      :D! Same story in every house!

  • December 18, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    I am a great fan of chayote but I am hearing about this for the first time. Such an interesting recipe.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      December 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks, Suma.

  • December 22, 2018 at 9:01 am

    so happy you liked the recipe, btw you would definitely use more than 5 cilantro leaves as culantro leaves are WAY LARGER than cilantro even though the taste is similar

    • ArchanaPotdar
      December 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks, Mir!

  • December 29, 2018 at 5:07 am

    The cheesy bake looks absolutely delicious and this is an interesting recipe.. I am going to give it a try.

  • December 30, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Haha who knew that chayote had such a lovely name! Always love stuffed and baked vegetables, such a delicious way to enjoy them!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      December 31, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks, dear.

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  • February 20, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I too never knew that our humble chow chow had such a stylish name until Mir enlightened us! I am yet to guess how it tastes on baking but looking at your presentation i guess I can make my kids eat this without letting them know it is chow chow and announcing that it is Christophene!!

    • ArchanaPotdar
      February 21, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      We mothers are a devious lot are we not? Lol

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