Saturday, December 8, 2007
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.