Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu | How to make Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu

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About Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu

Mmochai kuzhambu is a traditional recipe from the land of Chettinadu/ karaikudi. Mochai / lima beans cooked in tamarind gravy with freshly ground spices.

Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Tamil Nadu. Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is few minute and it takes 20 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu at your home.

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Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu

Ingredients to make Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu

  • Mochai Kottai / Lima beans – 1 cup
  • Shallots / Chinna Vengayam – 10 nos
  • Garlic – 6 pods
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Tamarind paste – 1 tsp
  • Kuzhambu powder / Sambar powder – 3 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chillies – 1 no
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Gingelley Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp or as reqd
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Pepper corns – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic – 2 pods
  • Dry Red Chillies – 3 nos

How to make Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu

  1. Grind the ingredients from fennel till red chillies to a smooth paste by adding couple of tablespoons of water and set aside.
  2. Soak the bean over night in enough water, next day discard the water and pressure cook the bean with a teaspoon of salt, 2 cups water for 5 whistles. Once pressure is down discard the water and use the bean.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds let it splutter add curry leaves, red chilli, fenugreek seeds saute well then add onion, garlic and shallots saute well.
  4. Add tomatoes mix well and cook till it softens add 2 cups water, tamarind paste, salt and let this boil for 4 mins.
  5. Now add the ground paste, asafoetida, kuzhambu powder and boiled mochai kottai and let this boil for approx 10 mins or until the gravy thickens.
My Tip: Beans have to be soft and cooked well.

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