Saturday, December 8, 2007

Mochakottai Curry

Mochakottai - is a flat creamish coloured bean. I love this bean!! This recipe i learnt from our family friend.

I have tried trying to substitute this with Val - that we get here, but it does not taste like the ones we get in India. I am yet to find an exact replacement of Mochai ! If any of you know please let me know. But i have my stock of Mochakottai that i buy on every trip back home..........


Mochakottai - 2 cups
Tamarind - 1 small lemon size (soaked in water)
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1&1/2 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Brinjal - 2 small
Coconut milk - 1/2 can
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp

1. Soak Mochakottai over night & pressure cook till their soft.

2.Grind together - Coconut, Jeera & Chili powder to a fine paste.

3. In a pan add oil, mustard & then add the sliced garlic & fry till slightly brown. Then add the cut brinjal pieces & saute for 2 minutes.

4. Now add the ground masala & fry till its well done. Then add the coconut milk, Tamarind water, mochakottai & add salt. Bring to a good boil & keep on medium heat till u get a nice & thick consistency.

Your Curry is ready. This goes very well with rice or rotis.


Rachel said...

Hey you into beans now? All different and interesting!

Nupur said...

That looks so good! The combination of beans and eggplant is so tasty. I am going to try this with some other beans...maybe vaal.

Jayashree said...

Haven't used mochakottai myself...but I have often heard friends sing its praises.
The dish sounds good.

Shweta said...

Nice recipe! Have never had these beans before, they look creamy and yummy!

DEEPA said...

i am coming home seema ...would love to eat it ..

Kribha said...

I love this dish with dosa and plain rice. Usually I add some curd to this curry and eat it just like that. Your dish is looking vey delicious. Thanks for sharing your version.

Vcuisine said...

Mochai goes well with tamarind Seema. Nice one. Viji

Pravs said...

totally can't figure out this beans. Curry looks creamy and nice.

Finla said...

Never used this beans i will look for it next time when i go for shopping in a indian shop.Actually went there 3 days back so will have to wait till i go there as i bought most of the indian things i use.
Looks delicious the curry

Rajitha said...

yummy! i can literally imagine its taste...soo good :)

Laavanya said...

Seema, what a coincidence!! Bharathy aunty stopped over at our place on Friday night enroute to D's house and I wrote down this recipe from her. amazing timing .. really. She mentioned that she sent this recipe to you too via email... :) I only have the Surti Val but hope to try this with that.

Sagari said...

u have a delecious beans recipesss everything looks sooooo gooddd need to try all of them