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Choko pickle

Chokoes fruiting in your garden? In this pickle recipe, choko is turned into a delicious sandwich condiment.
CHOKO Pickle
5.5 Cup
1H 15M
1H 30M

In this choko pickle recipe we turn the pear-shaped South American vegetable (also known as ‘chayote’) into a delicious condiment.

Now you’ve started your pickling journey, continue on with our favourite preserved fruits and vegetables from classic bread and butter pickles to Vietnamese pickled carrot and even pickled eggs thrown in for good measure.




Combine choko, onion and salt in large non-metallic bowl; stand 2 hours. Rinse and drain well.


Combine vegetables with curry powder, mustard powder, sugar and vinegar in large saucepan; stir over high heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes or until pickle is thick.


Blend cornflour with extra vinegar in small bowl until smooth; stir into pickle. Simmer, stirring, about 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens.


Spoon hot pickle into hot sterilised jars; seal immediately. Label and date jars when cold.

Wear disposable gloves when preparing chokoes as they will leave a sticky residue on your skin. Store pickle in a cool, dark place for at least three weeks before opening. Refrigerate after opening. Serve with cold meats and cheese.


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