Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mochai Kottai Puli Kuzhambu

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Mochai kottai is a type of field beans and can be cooked in fresh or dried form.It is typically cooked with eggplants and other veggies.The tanginess of the tamarind and the flavor of the beans and veggies make this a delightful accompaniment with rice,dosas or idlis.

Ingredients
1/2 cup mochai kottai
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 okras
2 small fresh brinjal
1 sprig curry leaves
1 key lime size tamarind-soak and extract water
1 tsp chopped cilantro
Salt to taste
Oil

Spices
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder cumin powder

Wet Grind
1 ripe tomato
2 tbsp shredded coconut
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water

Method
Soak the mochai overnight and pressure cook them.Wash and pat dry the okra very well.Trim the ends off and cut them into two inches length.Wash and cut the brinjals into cubes.Heat oil in a pan add okra,some salt and stir and cover cook them till slightly roasted and set aside.eat oil in a pan add mustard and cumin seeds when they splutter add curry leaves,onions,salt.When the onons are cooked add brinjal stir and cover cook them.Add the mochais,okra,wet grind,spices stir to blend well add tamarind extract,2-3 cups water and bring it to a boil.Cover cook for 5 mins.Add cilantro and finish cooking when the curry thickens a bit.

Note:1/2 cup fish or prawn can be added before addition of cilantro for additional flavor.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

droolworthy kuzhambu.
indu srinivasan
kattameethatheeka.blogspot.com

soujanya said...

very interesting...looks absolute delicious...
thanq for sharing...
clicks are gud.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks delicious and very beautiful presentation..

Suja said...

Tangy and yummy curry..lovely presentation

Reva said...

Never actually used this seed in my cooking but your recipe is way to tempting..:) Loved the authentic presentation..:)
Too good to miss..:)
Reva

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

that looks very delicious and spicy.

Mrs K said...

This is such a yummy sounding recipe,the serving bowl is so cute,lovely presentation too:)!

Amina said...

delicious recipe... nice presentation..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Tempting kuzambhu. Pics are superbly taken.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

asiya omar said...

presentation and kuzhambu looks awesome.

Shanthi said...

Looks yummy and awesome. would luv to have it

Mélange said...

Pushpa,your click speaks there..Awesome recipe with terrific click..Drooling.

Vidhya said...

Ingredients in the curry is teasing my tongue.

Priya said...

Slurp,i can survive for many days with this kuzhambu,my fav anytime.

Kaveri said...

Yummy kuzhambu...Nice presentation and love that small cute serving pot.

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Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely presentation...this looks so mouthwatering:)

Rachana said...

The curry looks so tempting. Great clicks, Pushpa.

Priti said...

Looks so yum..n lovely pic

divya said...

Drooling here......awesome recipe

Gayu said...

I love this kuzhambu...love the decorative pot...very cute and traditional looking...

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Uma said...

I am simply liking it.

Only Fish Recipes said...

drooling here....nice recipe dear !

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