Ikush ko Tarkaari (Chayote Squash-Nepal)

Ikush Ko Tarkaari (chayote Squash-nepal) Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Mikekey *


Chayote can cause skin irritation when peeling or cutting, so use latex gloves, or peel under running water.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
    brown mustard seeds
  • 4 medium
    fresh chayote, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground turmeric
  • pinch
    asafetida (optional)

How to Make Ikush ko Tarkaari (Chayote Squash-Nepal)


  1. Heat oil in a medium size saucepan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, but not smoking, add fenugreek and mustard seed and fry until fenugreek darkens and mustard seeds start to pop, about 5 seconds.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pan, and cook stirring when needed, until chayote is tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes.
  3. Serve.

Printable Recipe Card

About Ikush ko Tarkaari (Chayote Squash-Nepal)

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Asian
Hashtag: #Nepal

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

How To Cook Acorn Squash In A Microwave Recipe

How to Cook Acorn Squash in a Microwave

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Acorn squash is a tasty, versatile and fantastic fall vegetable. Once cooked, acorn squash can be pureed, chopped, sliced or stuffed and used in both sweet and savory dishes. Roasting...

Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

Kitchen Crew

Summertime dinners are about easy recipes that incorporate fresh ingredients at their peak flavor. When looking for cooking inspiration, try one of these simple dinner recipes. I've thrown in a...

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!