Mochakottai kuzhambu

Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - mochai kottai (dried)
  • Tamarind, small lemon-sized
  • 1/4 cup - shallots/small onions, chopped
  • 1 whole - garlic
  • 1 tbsp - sambar powder
  • 1 - tomato (optional)
  • 1 - jaggery (optional) small peanut sized
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 sprigs - curry leaves
  • To temper:
  • 1/4 tsp - fenugreek seeds/vendhayam
  • 1 tsp - mustard
  • 1/2 tsp - tur dal
  • 2 tsp - cumin
  • 1 tbsp - sesame oil

How to Make Mochakottai kuzhambu

  • Dry roast the mochai (soak overnight, if required) till it starts turning brown and a nice aroma arises.
  • Pressure cook up to 4-5 whistles, keep aside.
  • Extract tamarind juice after soaking it in warm water for at least 1/2 hour.
  • Peel garlic, onion and use them whole or chopped.
  • Heat kadai with oil and temper it with the items given for tempering.
  • Add the curry leaves, followed by garlic and fry for a minute and then add onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the tamarind extract, turmeric, sambhar powder, salt, jaggery (if desired) and bring it to boil.
  • Add the pressure cooked mochai kottai and add enough water and allow it to boil for at least 12-15 minutes.
  • When the kuzhambu gets thick enough and the mochai gets well cooked in it, transfer to the serving bowl.
  • Serve with rice.
  • Recipe and Image courtesy: Rak`s Kitchen
  • http://www.rakskitchen.net/

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