Mochai and Kathirikkai Kuzhambu / Field Beans and Brinjal:
Field beans in Tamil we call it as Mochai, delicious curry made out of this Mochai and brinjal combination is the traditional recipe from our ancestors, which gives fabulous taste to enjoy with plain cooked rice, idli dosa and kozhukkattai. Mochai is loaded with nutrition and also it has a wonderful taste to cook with any vegetables or dry fish.
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Mochai- 1 cup (dried mochai)
Brinjal -5 nos
Curry leaves-1 twig
Salt-1 1/2 tsp
Tamarind extract-2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Masala powder or chili coriander powder-2 1/2 tsp
Oil-1 1/2 tbsp
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Methi seeds-1/4 tsp
1.Soak Mochai overnight and cook in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
If you prefer you can peel the skin after soaking for 6 hours, by pressing it slightly with your pointer and thumb finger.
2. Peel and cut Onion, Garlic, Brinjal, and Tomato.
3.Heat pan with oil and season it with the above-mentioned ingredients.
4.Add cut onion, garlic, curry leaves and saute for a minute.
5.Now add brinjal and tomato saute for five minutes or till the tomato leaves its skin.
6.Add tamarind extract salt and chili powder turmeric powder and 2 cups of water.
7.Allow it to cook in medium flame when the brinjal gets soft cooked, add the cooked mochai to the boiling kuzhambu.
8.Let it boil for more 5 minutes in medium flame, gradually the gravy becomes thick, now switch off the flame.