Chayotes Stew


  • 200 gram stew meat water
  • 3 tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 chayotes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 spring onions, sliced in 1 cm slices
  • ¼ cup flat-leaved parsley minced
  • 1 tsp. tamarind, dissolved in 1 Tbs. water
  • 1 Tbs. fried onions
    Spice Paste
  • 10 red chilies
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 candlenuts
  • 1 cm fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbs dried shrimp, soaked briefly in hot water and drained
  • salt to taste


Simmer the meat in water to cover, together with the salt, until tender. Remove and slice the meat in 1x2 cm cubes. Set aside 1 Liter of the broth.

Heat the oil and fry the spice-paste until fragrant. Add the meat and stir it around until the spice are well-mixed with the meat. Add the broth.

Let it come to a boil, then add the chayotes, spring onions, minced parsley and tamarind water. Serve with fried onions/shallots scattered on top.

Makes 3-4 servings.

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