Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu | How to make Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu

By Kalpana V Sareesh  |  23rd Nov 2015  |  
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About Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu Recipe

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 dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu by Kalpana V Sareesh has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu takes few minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu is a good option for you. The flavour of Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu recipe on the page below.

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.

Reviews for Chettinadu Mochai Kuzhambu (2)

Manibharathi Manibharathi4 months ago

Five star

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