Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sri Lankan Chow Chow Preserve

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs chayote (chow chow) fresh fruit
2lbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water



Directions:
 

Wash and peel fruit.  Then remove seeds and cut fruit up into small pieces.  


Place cut fruit with sugar,  water and salt into a heavy based pot and bring to a boil on stove.  Once boil until fruit is cooked through and sugar has reduced and thickened.  Allow chow chow to cool and place in a sterilized jar until needed.   This recipe was used in Sri Lankan Christmas Cake

 





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6 comments:

  1. Now this is a super unusual use for chayotes. I am completely intrigued, Ramona!

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  2. I note your copyright, and would like to honour it. But when you say 'Please do not use', can I assume you mean it's okay to cook it but not okay to publish it?

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    1. Yes, Yes... cook away. The copyright is just so the recipe is only used in print with my approval. Thanks!

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  3. Dear Ramona

    Thank you! I have been looking for this recipe for years. I love the Sri Lankan Christmas cake but was never able to do it justice as I could not get the Chow Chow. I live in Australia an I would need to send away for the Chow Chow for the Xmas cakes. I make cakes for the family and this is up to a dozen cakes a year. I preserve quiet a bit so when I saw your recipe I jumped too it. I have to admit thought I have an aversion to Choko as a child. But I want to try the traditional recipe and today have made 5 x your batch for multiple jars. Will do more next week. :)

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  4. Hi Ramona, roughly how many jars does this recipe make? I love this website, I have passed it onto my Mum. Sri Lankan food cooked the easy way on the other side of the world. Just like being there :-)

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  5. Thank you so much for commenting and stopping by my blog. I have photographed all the chow chow I made in the photo so I think it's about 1 1/2 pounds of chow chow... the bottle is a 2lb bottle and it's 3/4 of the way full. Hope that helps. :)

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