Mochai Kuzhambu Recipe – Field Beans Curry

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Recipe for fresh Mochai kuzhambu made Tamil style. Spicy field bean curry recipe made with fresh field beans and spices. With step by step pictures.

I have used fresh field beans (mochai / mochakkai) today. If using dry beans, soak the beans over nite in water, drain the next day and proceed with the recipe.
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Peel and shell the beans. Set aside. We need about a cup of fresh beans for this recipe.
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Take a mixie jar and add in the tomatoes, coconut, tamarind, fennel seeds, cloves and black pepper. Grind to a smooth paste. Add water if necessary. Set aside.

Note: Do not add a lot of tamarind else the beans wont cook!
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Heat oil in a pan and add in the onions. Saute onions till soft. Add in the salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
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Saute for 10 seconds. Add in the ground paste.
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Add in two cups of water and the field beans (mochai).
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Cook for 20 minutes on a low flame in a pressure cooker. You will get many number of whistles. Ignore the whistles and cook for a full 20 minutes. The beans (mochai) wont go into mush as the curry has tamarind added. The curry will be nice and rich if it cooks for a long time. After 20 minutes, remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle naturally.
Note: I have used a three liter pressure cooker today. Do not use really big cooker as the curry might scorch at the bottom.
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Serve with chapati or rice.
Chapati Recipe
How to cook red rice
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Mochai Kuzhambu Recipe – Field Beans Curry

Recipe for fresh Mochai kuzhambu made Tamil style. Spicy field bean curry recipe made with fresh field beans and spices. With step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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For the Masala

  • 4 ripe tomatoes (preferably country tomatoes / naatu / naati variety)
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (sombu)
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn

Other Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 3 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 cup field beans

Instructions

  1. Take a mixie jar and add in the tomatoes, coconut, tamarind, fennel seeds, cloves and black pepper. Grind to a smooth paste. Add water if necessary. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the onions. Saute onions till soft. Add in the salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
  3. Saute for 10 seconds. Add in the ground paste.
  4. Add in two cups of water and the field beans.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes on a low flame in a pressure cooker.
  6. Serve with chapati or rice.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Curry
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

 

19 thoughts on “Mochai Kuzhambu Recipe – Field Beans Curry”

  1. Tried this today for the first time. Added mochai, karamani Kai, and beans Kai. It was awesome! *drool*






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