pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu /mochaikottai(freshfield beans)

pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu /mochaikottai(freshfield beans)

pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu /mochaikottaiIt’s a very special customary Kuzhambu at our home and it becomes quite seasonal too.As its seasonal those days in our houses they would buy it in kgs ,coat it with red soil and dry out in sun.When its ready they will store and use it for months.When needed the soil will be washed,soaked and cooked.This method will be with skin and its used for making varies gravies and kootu.But pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu /mochaikottaiis done with fresh field beans.If its in season then this pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu is made at least once in a week.The hard part is the preparation part.We have to remove the seeds from the pods first but here in our farmer’s market the mochai seed itself is readily available.These have to be first soaked for long hours and then we have to take away the skin.This takes sometime to do but its worth it.Its very delectable with hot rice as the first option then next with chappathi’s and phulkas.For me rice is the best option and once you do it sure, you will never regret it.

pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu /mochaikottai(freshfield beans)

INGREDIENTS:

Fresh field beans/mochaikottai – 1 cup,needed salt,Turmeric powder – 3/4 tsp,water – 2 cups

To roast and grind:

Small onions – 1/4 cup
Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Jeera/seeragam – 2 tsp
Dry red chillies – 2-4
Pepper corns – 11/4 tsp
Kadala paruppu – 1 tsp
oil – 2 tsp
Coconut grated – 2-3 tbsp

For tempering:

Ghee – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Some curry leaves
Vadagam – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

METHOD:
PREPARING MOCHAI:
SOAK IT OVERNIGHT OR FOR 8-10 HOURS MINIMUM THEN SQUEEZE THE SKIN OUT AND KEEP READY.

1.Keep a broad vessel with water(2 cups) and put mochai add needed salt,turmeric and bring to boil(remove scum) .
2.In another pan add oil then add kadalaparuppu when golden add,jeera,coriander,pepper,red chillies.
3.Then add onions and fry nicely till transparent switch off , add coconut,grind to a paste and keep ready.
4.When beans are cooked add this ground masala(now add needed water for the gravy) and check for salt, if needed add it.
5.Let it boil for 6-8 minutes till it thickens to gravy stage.
6.In another pan add ghee add mustard and when it splutters add asafoetida ,curry leaves with vadagam.
7.Switch off and add this to gravy,serve hot with rice.

pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu /mochaikottai(freshfield beans)

Prep Time: 10 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 10 hours, 60 minutes

pachai mochai payaru kuzhambu /mochaikottai(freshfield beans)

Ingredients

  • Fresh field beans/mochakottai - 11/4 cup
  • Needed salt,Turmeric powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Water - 2 cups
    To roast and grind:
  • Small onions - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Jeera/seeragam - 2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies - 2-4
  • Pepper corns - 2 tsp
  • Kadala paruppu - 1 tsp
  • oil - 2 tsp
  • Coconut grated - 2-3 tbsp
    For tempering:
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Some curry leaves
  • Vadagam - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Keep a broad vessel with water and put mochai add needed salt,turmeric and bring to boil.
  2. In another pan add oil then add kadalaparuppu when golden add,jeera,coriander,pepper,red chillies.
  3. Then add onions and fry nicely till transparent switch off , add coconut,grind to a paste and keep ready.
  4. When beans are cooked add this ground masala(now add needed water for the gravy) and check for salt, if needed add it.
  5. Let it boil for 6-8 minutes till it thickens to gravy stage.
  6. In another pan add ghee add mustard and when it splutters add asafoetida ,curry leaves with vadagam.
  7. Switch off and add this to gravy,serve hot with rice.

Notes

Adding vadagam is optional but it gives such a flavour. Skinning off the mochai is most needed for this recipe.

 

Kuzhambu varieties:

 south indian ennai kathirikkai kuzhambu recipe/kulambu

how to do paruppu urundai kuzhambu /kulambu recipe

curry leaves kuzhambu recipe /karuveppilai kuzhambu

manathakkali kulambu recipe (vatha kuzhambu)

pongal kulambu /pongal kuzhambu recipe

 

 

 

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