Friday, January 8, 2016

Mochai Kulambu | Mochai Murungakkai Kuzhambu | Field Bean & Drumstick Gravy

Even after moved to Bangalore, whenever get a chance, i would love to visit Farmer's market in hosur, where lot of country vegetables are available. Some veggies or greens, even i dont know the name, the seller explains about that veggie or greens and also some people told me the procedure to cook those veggie or greens.
This fresh mochai , i got it from there last week and i tried various recipe , one among them is this Mochai Kulambu. We both loved this a lot ,so if you have mochai in hand, try this. 

Mochai Kuzhambu

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Mochai - 1/2 cup
DrumStick - 3 no of small piece(2 inch pieces)
Tamarind - small gooseberry size
Pearl onion - 5 nos
Garlic - 63 pods
Tomato -1
Red chili powder -1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 1/2tsp 
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste(about 1 1/2 tsp)
To temper
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Split urad dal- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil -2 tsp
To grind
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Peal onion - 2 nos
Garlic pods-3(small)
Cumin seed- 1/2 tsp
Pressure cook the mochai for 3 whistle and keep it ready.Soak the tamarind in water for 20 mins.Peel the onion & garlic, Cut the tomato into small pieces.Heat the pan, add oil and then the ingredients listed under "To Temper" , once mustard splutters, add onion, garlic& drumstic  and saute it well.Add tomato and the spices like turmeric,chili & corriander powder.Saute it for 2 mins. Then add the tamarind juice extract from  tamarind and salt . Bring into boil and then keep it in low flame until the drumstick & onions are cooked. Once cooked, add the mochai.Grind the ingredients listed under "To Grind" and add into the kulambu.Mix it well & boil it till the raw smell goes off. That's it , Tasty & healthy Mochai Kuzhambu is ready.
  • Here i use fresh mochai,If you're using, soaked it overnight and proceed.
  • You can skip the drumstick here and make it as plain mochai kuzhambu
  • Or even you can brinjal to this curry, the combination is good.
  • Dont throw away the cooked water of mochai, it's so flavorful and use it in kulambu.

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