Oct 16, 2008

Mochai Kuzhambu

Except some festivals and marriages this gravy
features every Thursday in our place.
Mochai ( whole Val ) - 1/2 cup
Eggplant chopped - 1/2 cup
Drumstick chopped - 8
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coconut paste - 2 tblsp
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Chopped garlic - 2
Tomato chopped - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Chopped onions - 2 tblsp
Mustard and urad dhal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
  • Dry roast the mochai for 2 min . Add 2 cups of water and soak for 2 hrs.
  • Cook the mochai in the pressure cooker for 3 whistles.Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard and urad dal.When it starts splutter add curry leaves.
  • Add chopped onion and saute it well.
  • Add chopped tomato , garilc, eggplants and drumsticks.
  • Stir well.Now add all the powders one by one with salt and 1 cup of water.
  • Close it with lid and allow the veggies to cook.
  • Now add the cooked dal , Tamarind and coconut pastes .
  • Cook in the lower flame till the gravy comes together.
  • Serve with Rice and papads.
This is my entry to My Legume Love affair hosted by Sra and Susan


Happy cook said...

I am comming to your place to have this.
Looks so yumm

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so inviting. Looks so good. Nice recipe. So mouthwatering. YUM!

Divya Vikram said...

I love mochai kuzhambu..Long since I had this..

vandana rajesh said...

That looks really tempting.

Prema Sundar said...

wow mochai kuzhambu looks very nice ..feel like having it with a bowl of rice and appalam. I almost make it the similar way. I grind coconut with shallots and cumin seeds.

DEESHA said...

looks very yum .. wud taste divine with steamed rice

Sireesha said...

Mochai Kuzhambu looks soooooo mouthwatering...

Cham said...

We make exactely the same way, and U can send to legume love affair if u want.
If we add some dry fish the gravy takes a whole new level!

Laavanya said...

Kamala.. that is absolutely droolworthy!!! I'm craving a bowlful with some hot rice right now.

meeso said...

Looks yummy enough to have every week for sure!

Ramya Bala said...

Wow,very good combination drumstick and mochai..

Vijitha said...

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Priti said...

Looks yum..will go well with Rice and Roti too...


I forgot this one for a long time ,but In my place its very hard to get mochai:(
I too miss ur kuzhambu now!

Uma said...

lovely recipe Kamala! yummy.

Indranee said...

First time to your blog...this is a very good veggie recipe. Love it!

Malar Gandhi said...


Illatharasi said...

My mouth waters.... seekirame seiyanum;)

Susan said...

Warming and delicious. Eggplant with beans sounds very good. Drumsticks are on my list of new veggies to try.

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god this sounds and looks divine,love the drumstick and coconut paste combo.

sra said...

I buy these beans when they are fresh, but they rot before I can make anything with them, so I gave up.
Thanks for the entry, it looks hearty.