Jamaican Chocho (Chayote) Curry

This Jamaican Chocho (Chayote) Curry recipe is an aromatic curry, easy to prepare and cook in minutes, the ultimate comfort dish made with the Caribbean curry powder, onion, garlic, ginger, thyme, Scotch bonnet pepper, allspice. 

Jamaican Chocho (Chayote) Curry

This Jamaican Chocho (chayote )recipe is the perfect way to enjoy this unique low carb vegetable, that gets a boost of flavor into this addictive curry recipe. You also want to make my Jamaican Style Chickpea Curry Recipe, Jamaican Pumpkin Curry, and Cauliflower Curry Recipe.

Curry chocho in large sauce pan

Jamaican Chocho (Chayote) Curry

I decided to make this amazingly delicious Chocho curry recipe with all the flavors of Jamaican herbs and spice

As we prepare for a possible hurricane hitting Florida, we have done all the necessary preparations possible and are here hoping for the best. We are together as a family, my niece is visiting for the first time. Although we are not close to the coastline we are still cautious because it is better to be safe than sorry.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist For Vegans

This disaster preparedness kit is best stored in plastic bags and plastic bins. The hurricane grocery list is perfect for vegans. 

  • Water - 1 gallon per day per family member. Save water in the bathtub for washing dishes and other basic sanitation needs.
  • Battery Powered Radio, Power Packs, Portable Chargers, 
  • Keep a first aid kit close by - Bandaids, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizers, moist towelettes, triple antibiotic ointment, bandages, gauze, charcoal, necessary medications, vitamins, supplements.
  • Flashlight, batteries
  • Whistle
  • Extra Garbage Bags
  • Manual can opener, Paper Plates, Cups, Bowls, Disposable Knives, and Forks.
  • You need to have at least 7 day supply of water and non-perishable foods. Dry cereals, Rice Cakes, Trail Mix, Oats, Oat Bars, Aseptic Cartons of Non-Dairy Milk,  Granola Bars, Nuts, Fruit Roll-Ups, Nut Butters, Dried Fruits,  Pasta, Beans, Rice, Bread, Crackers, Can foods such as Bean,Chili, Sauces, Soups, Fruits such as apples can keep for months, Vegetables such as potatoes, butternut squash, , Seasoning, Juices, Fruit Cups, Fruit Sauces, 
  • Pet food                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chocho/Chayote Squash on a marbled board

What Is Chayote?

Chayote also is known as Chocho, mirliton squash, vegetable pear, its scientific name is Sechium edule and belongs to the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. Other plants in the Cucurbitaceae family are pumpkin, zucchini, cucumber, melon. Chocho is an edible squash that is grown in the Caribbean, Asia, Florida, Central, And South America. The entire plant including roots, leaves, shoots, fruits is edible. It is enjoyed for both it is culinary and medicinal uses.

Chayote can be eaten raw, cooked, fried, boiled, baked and mashed.

Chayote has many health benefits,  is low in calories one chayote has 39 calories only,  high in vitamin C and folate. Chayote has many antioxidants, including, quercetin, myricetin, kaempferol, and morin. (1)

Chocho Curry Ingredients

  • Chayote/Chocho - Chayote are sold in most major supermarkets, including Walmart, Whole Foods Market, it is also sold in Indian, Chinese and Mexican grocery stores.
  • Coconut Oil - use your favorite cooking oil.
  • Onion - use fresh onion or 2 green onions chopped.
  • Garlic
  • Ginger - use fresh ginger for a better tasting curry. Ginger can be washed, peeled and stored in the freezer in a freezer bag until ready to use just remove from the freezer and grate. 
  • Curry Powder - Using the right curry powder can make a huge difference in the outcome of your dish. Use my absolutely favorite storebought curry powder or make my Easy Homemade Curry Powder Recipe.
  • Allspice
  • Thyme
  • Vegan Bouillon - There are quite a few vegan bouillons on the market, one of my favorites is Not-Chick'n Edward & Son's, Bouillon.
  • Thyme
  • Water
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper - you can substitute habanero pepper or cayenne pepper.
  • Salt

How to peel and chop chayote, step by step images

How To Jamaican Chocho (Chayote) Curry?

  1. Cut Chocho/chayote into half lengthwise. Remove the inner core and peel each half, chop into bite-sized pieces, set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat oil and add onion, garlic, ginger, and cook until onion is soft, stirring constantly.
  3. Add curry powder, allspice, cook curry powder stirring constantly until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the Chocho, vegan bouillon, thyme, water, whole Scotch bonnet pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover saucepan and reduce to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Check the seasoning, add salt to taste.
  6. Delicious served with Brown Jasmine Rice.

Other Delicious Curry Recipes To Try

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Nutrition

Energy:
76 kcal / 318 kJ
Fat:
4 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
9 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
20 min
Ready in:
30 min
For:
4 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut Chocho/chayote into half lengthwise. Remove the inner core and peel each half, chop into bite-sized pieces, set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat oil and add onion, garlic, ginger, and cook until onion is soft, stirring constantly.
  3. Add curry powder, allspice, cook curry powder stirring constantly until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the Chocho, vegan bouillon, thyme, water, whole Scotch bonnet pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover saucepan and reduce to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Check the seasoning, add salt to taste. Delicious served with Brown Jasmine Rice.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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