Delicious Thermo Chayote or Choko Pickles Recipe

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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.

Chayote or Choko Pickles

Chayote or Choko Pickles

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 Chutney

Choko Pickles or Choko Chutney?

Julie Carlyle
Whatever name you know this condiment by, this is the recipe you will remember having at your grandparent house. It's a timeless old recipe converted for the Thermomix. 
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Condiment, Lunchbox, Sauce
Cuisine Australian
Servings 8 jars
Calories 11 kcal


  • 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
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Thickening Paste

  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/8 cup water



  • Peel and dice the Choko. Place them in a large plastic container and then sprinkle with 1/2 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. 

Thickening Paste

  • 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.


Make sure you sterilise your jars whilst the chutney is cooking.


Serving: 33gCalories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 2gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 10mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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.

Choko Chutney

Choko Chutney

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.

Corned Beef With Choko Relish

Corned Beef With Choko Relish

Even if you don’t have a steady supply of Choko at the moment, make sure you pin the recipe for when you do!

Thermo Choko Pickles Pin - Me

Thermo Choko Pickles Pin – Me

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Thanks for stopping by!

14 thoughts on “Delicious Thermo Chayote or Choko Pickles Recipe”

  1. Joan says:

    Hi Julie,
    Is it White Vinegar or Malt Vinegar used in the Choko Pickles recipe?
    Many thanks

  2. Leanne Ryan says:

    Hello. Im new to Thermo and want to make this. What does MC out mean though? Thanks.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Leanne
      MC stands for measuring cup. This is the removable piece in the lid. MC out, is an instruction you will see when the MC needs to be removed to allow for evaporation. It’s like leaving the saucepan lids off as your stirring.
      Happy Cooking

  3. Ruth Taylor says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for this lovely recipe, I made it and it is really nice.
    Next time I will leave the flour paste out of it though, just thought it was nice and solid enough, but stuck to the recipe and just found it made the chutney a little too solid and gluey? Still tastes great, will definitely make again ??

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      I’m pleased you like the recipe. I’m sure you can adjust the level of flour paste and have it work just fine. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Andrea says:

    I went to a TM cooking class and they sterilised the jars in the Varoma trays while the preserve was cooking. Great idea I thought.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Andrea,
      That is an excellent idea! I will do that too from now on and add it to the instructions!! Thanks so much for sharing ????

  5. Carol Millington says:

    5 stars
    This is a delicious chutney – absolutely delighted to find a Thermomix version. Just fits in the TM 31. I found it best to wear food handling gloves as chokos had slimy feel. I peeled chopped in quarters and deseeded them and then chopped for a couple of seconds in TM rather than dice by hand. It made just over 4 x 370gm jars. Thank you for a delicious recipe.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know it fits in the TM31. Also, great tip about the gloves. My hands had goo all over them!!

  6. Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy says:

    5 stars
    How fascinating! I love Chayote, but never thought there could be be such a use for it! I cannot wait to try this!!!

  7. Edyta at Innocent Delight says:

    I have never heard about this condiment. Thanks for sharing:)

  8. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours says:

    5 stars
    Choko are such a strange looking vegetable, I wouldn’t know where to start with them. So it is a good read to find you can make chutney with it. Chutney is so versatille and delicious, your recipe sounds just that.

  9. Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated says:

    5 stars
    I’ve made my own chutney a few times, but I’ve never heard of choko before! Super excited to try this.

  10. Deanna says:

    5 stars
    I have never heard of Choko. I have to see if I can find it here! Sounds yummy!

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