Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mochakottai Kulambu / Lima Beans Curry / Mochakottai Kulambu - No Coconut Method

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
Ingredients:

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

Method:

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 .


Transfer these contents to the pressure cooker along with the cooked Mochakottai , and pressure cook all the contents  for only oneWhistle .


Serve hot .


Enjoy this gravy with steamed rice and Papads.





10 comments:

  1. lovely i like to have it with curd rice :) that too semi gravy mochai

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  2. Yummy curry

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  3. Delicious preparation...Looks yum..

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  4. Like a sambar without dal but as protein packed if not more because of the beans.

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  5. Lots of nice recipes for vegetarians here (and I love Indian food), I will follow you!

    Ciao
    Alessandra
    http://alessandrazecchini.blogspot.co.nz

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  6. need to try this curry ! wil update u how it was :)

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  7. Super irresistible curry, feel like inviting myself to ur place.

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