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mochai kuzhambu recipe
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Mochai kulambu recipe

mochai kottai kara kuzhambu recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: popular south indian recipe, south indian curry, tamil nadu recipes, tamil recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to cook mochai

  • 1.5 cups fresh mochai
  • 2.5 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

to saute and grind

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 medium onions - chopped
  • 10-12 nos garlic
  • 2 medium tomato - chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp sambar powder
  • 3 tbsp grated coconut

for making curry

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 7-8 cloves garlic
  • 1 large tomato - chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp tamarind water


  • pressure cook the fresh mochai with salt, turmeric powder and water for 4-5 whistles. open and keep it aside

to saute and grind

  • heat oil and fry onions and garlic until slightly brown.
  • next, add the tomatoes, salt and fry till mushy. 
  • to the mushy tomatoes, add coriander powder, chilli powder, sambar powder and grated coconut. mix well. 
  • fry till raw smell leaves and then cool and grind it to a fine paste. 

for making curry

  • in same pan, heat oil and crackle mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. 
  • further add chopped onions, curry leaves and garlic and fry for a minute. 
  • also add chopped tomatoes and mix well. saute till mushy. 
  • lastly, add tamarind water, cooked beans, prepared masala paste, adjust salt and mix well. 
  • close and cook for 20 minutes in simmer. 
  • open and mix well. serve with rice and poriyal.