I had a packet of this mochakottai lying in my grocery cupboard for a long time which i got from India . The close name to mochakottai in english is Lima Beans. I generally make curry out of it . My mom often makes this curry without the addition of coconut milk , so I tried my moms version of this curry . Of to the recipe now.
|Mochakottai Kulambu / Lima Beans Curry / Mochakottai Kulambu - No Coconut Method|
Mochakottai / Lima bean seeds / Dried Lima beans- 1 cup
Brinjal - 1 no , diced
Drumstick - 1 no, chopped
Tomato - 1 no , chopped
Onion - 1 no , chopped
Sambar Powder - 2 tsp ( Can be substituted with red Chilli powder + Coriander powder in 1:1 ratio)
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Tamarind juice - 1/4 cup
cooked dhal - 1/2 cup ( I used toor dhal ) any dhal could be used .
Salt - to taste
Dry roast the mochakottai in a pressure cooker till it turns golden brown in colour .
Add some water to it and pressure cook for 4 hisses .
Open the pressure cooker . Filter the excess water if any . Set aside .
Heat oil in a wok , add the mustard seeds and allow it to pop . Now add the urad dhal and fry till it turns brown in colour . Now add the onions and tomatoes and cook till it become soft .
Add the brinjal , drum sticks , Sambar powder , hing , salt and turmeric powder and give a stir .
Now add the Tamarind juice and bring the contents to boil .
Add the Cooked dhal to it and mix .