Mochai kottai kuzhambu , hyacinth/field beans gravy

     There are some food items which I have got introduced to only after coming to Singapore. For example, vazhai thandu (banana stem) or the bananablossom. Then the mochai kottai or popularly known as val in the north was never made at my mother’s place. So when I got this beans recently (as I make it a point to include different beans lentils or pulses daily in our diet) , I browsed many blogs to see it being used in gravies. Aracha vitta sambar , where the spices are dry roasted and ground and added to  the gravy to make it very flavorful has been my favourite. So I used the same method to make this one. It was really delicious and tasted great with rice and papads.

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Mochai kottai kuzhambu , hyacinth/field beans gravy Yum
Course side dish

south indian
Course side dish
Cuisine south indian
  1. Soak the mochaikottai/beans for around 2 hours and pressure cook it till it turns soft.
  2. Dry roast the channa dal , udid dal,coriander seeds,dried red chillies and coconut till it turns a golden brown.Place the tamarind in this and allow it to cool. Then grind it to a fine paste adding a few drops of water while grinding.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds along with the hing and curry leaves. Now add the sliced onion and tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes get cooked. Add the cooked beans along with salt. Also add the ground paste.Mix everything well together. Add a glass of water and cook well till the kuzhambu /gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve this with hot steamed rice.
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  1. Torviewtoronto

    delicious preparation of beans

  2. Hamaree Rasoi

    Very delicious and healthy looking beans gravy dear. Looks awesome.Deepa Hamaree Rasoi

  3. jeyashrisuresh

    very yummy recipe .love to have with hot steamed rice


    My favorite one,flavorful kuzhambu!

  5. Looks so gud n yum…I craving for some right now..bad to see this during lunch time 😉

  6. Kuzhambu sounds delicious…

  7. sanjeeta kk

    Love this authentic delicacy!Lite Bite

  8. something new for me,looks yum

  9. Premalatha Aravindhan

    Delicious kuzhambu dear,love it anytime…

  10. yummy…

  11. Priya Suresh

    One of my fav kuzhambu with papads, delicious!

  12. Delicious and healthy curry…

  13. Priya Yallapantula

    Wow, love your gravy dear 🙂

  14. Divya Vikram

    Mochai kuzhambu is our favorite too. Looks delicious 🙂

  15. What an interesting twist to aracha vitta sambar,love the idea and the kozhambu looks delicious !

  16. SpicyTasty

    Kozhambu looks yummy. I have to try.


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