So many old fashioned vegetables and recipes are coming back into fashion. Choko or Chayote as it's known in other parts of the world is one such vegetable. Lately, it seems to be showing up more often in my local fruit and vegetable store. One of my favourite condiments is pickles, and Choko pickles is a delicious blast from the past recipe.
Today I'm sharing a simple Thermomix Choko Pickles recipe which will bring your sandwiches alive. I particularly like adding Choko chutney to my corned beef sandwiches. A few months ago I shared a fabulous Thermomix corned beef recipe, next time you make this dish you will have the perfect accompaniment for the leftover meat sandwiches.
Choko Pickles or Choko Chutney?
- 1.1 kg Choko peeled, cored and diced
- 170 gm onion
- 15 gm fresh ginger
- 150 gm green apple peeled, cored and diced
- 370 gm sugar
- 370 gm vinegar
- 1 TBS turmeric
- 1 TBS mustard powder
- 1 TBS curry powder
- 1 TBS yellow mustard seeds
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅓ cup plain flour
- ¼ cup vinegar
- ⅛ cup water
- Peel and dice the Choko. Place them in a large plastic container and then sprinkle with ½ cup salt. Leave them to stand, covered overnight. Strain the Choko and rinse thoroughly the next morning.
- Add the Choko to the TM Bowl. Chop 5 sec/Speed 7.
- Remove the Choko from the TM bowl. Pour them into the internal steaming basket and allow them to drain further on the sink.
- Place the onion and ginger in the TM Bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9.
- Return the Choko to the TM bowl and add the diced apple, sugar, vinegar, turmeric, curry powder, mustard powder, mustard seeds and ground cloves. Cook 90 min/100/Speed 1 (MC OUT). Place the internal steam basket over the lid to prevent splatter.
- Combine remaining vinegar and flour in a small jug, stir to make a paste.
- Add the paste to the chutney, combine 1 min/100/Speed 3 - REVERSE (MC OUT). Place the internal steam basket over the lid to prevent splatter. Cook 12min/100/Speed 1.
- Whilst the chutney is still hot pour into sterilised jars and seal. Chutney should be stored in the fridge.
I guarantee when you makes this chutney you will have food memories flooding back to you. This is a well known, old fashion recipe you're sure to remember from childhood. I've taken my family recipe and converted it for the Thermomix.
Right now it's Choko season, so be on the lookout for free or cheap produce. Happily, living in Coffs Harbour and having friends and family on rural properties means this time of year I have easy access to free Chokos.
This recipe will make at least 8 x 330ml jars so you will have plenty to gift to friends. The vegetables for this batch of pickles came off my dads' farm. Dad gave me a pile of vegetables in return for the promise of some of my homemade Choko chutney.
Even if you don't have a steady supply of Choko at the moment, make sure you pin the recipe for when you do!
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