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Green Peas Chayote Adai (Pancake)

Green_Peas_Chayote_Adai_Pancake_1 Green Peas Chayote Adai (Pancake) is a mix of frozen green peas, chayote (chow-chow in Tamil), potato and gram flour adai. It suits as a snack or as a breakfast or even as a side dish for rice.

I prefer to try out more dishes in microwave as it consumes less oil. I used 100% micro power and 1 micro safe glass plate to prepare this dish.

Serves: 4

Cooking time: for each adai 3 minutes in microwave


  • Frozen green peas – 1 cup
  • Chayote (chow-chow) – 1 no
  • Potato – 1 no
  • Gram flour or kadalai mavu – ½ to ¾ cup (adjust according to the moisture content of the vegetable)
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Green chilli – 3 no
  • Soy sauce – 1 table spoon
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 table spoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Curry leaves and coriander leaves – few
  • Oil – 1½ tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste


Step 1

  • Wash, peel and grate chayote and potato; chop onion, green chilli, curry and coriander leaves; wash and mash green peas (I put it in a mixer and run it  twice for few seconds to cook it safely in microwave).

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Step 2

  • Put the grated and chopped vegetables in a bowl, add ginger garlic paste, mashed green peas, soy sauce, salt, turmeric and chilli powder; add gram flour, mix well and make a dough by adding little water if needed; let the dough be little loose to spread it on a plate easily; keep the mix for 5 minutes to settle.

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Step 3

  • Take a micro safe glass plate, apply some oil; take a lemon size ball from the dough and spread it on the plate like adai as thin as possible; sprinkle few drops oil on the periphery and top.
  • Keep it in a microwave oven in 100% power and cook it in microwave on high for 3 minutes; turn and cook the other side also in between; as most of the content is grated vegetable, 3 minutes are sufficient; I allotted 1½ minutes for each side of the adai; repeat this for remaining dough also; you may get 5 to 6 adais in this.

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  • Tasty, spicy, ‘Green Peas Chayote Adai’ can be served as a snack with tomato sauce.



  • Other seasonal vegetables can be added in any combination.
  • For faster micro cooking, grate the vegetables.

This post is part of the event “Microwave Easy Cooking – Sweets ‘n’ Savories” hosted by Paru of Brindavan and scheduled by Cooking 4 all Seasons for November  2009.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Priya November 22, 2009, 8:08 pm

    Wow pancakes looks tremendous, that too MW..great dish!!

  • Usha November 24, 2009, 2:26 am

    Loved the idea of adai made in microwave ! Looks delicious ….

  • Parinitha January 28, 2010, 1:34 am

    Just loved your green peas chayote adai. It came out really well. My husband also liked it a lot !!! Thanks!!!

  • swarna mani July 28, 2011, 1:09 am

    Fantastic recipe

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