Mochakottai puli kootu | Lima Beans tamarind dry curry-How to make-Step by step photos


Mochakottai puli kootu


Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, south india | Preparation&Cooking Time: 20 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type : Sambar, curry,kulambhu | Take with : Rice, idli, dosa

Ingredients

  • Mochakottai [Field beans, Lima Beans] – 1 cup [fresh]
  • Tamarind extract – ½ cup or tamarind paste – 2 tbsp or Tamarind - Lemon size ball [Soak tamarind in warm water for 5 min then squeeze, filter & Extract]
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 1 spring [finely chopped]
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Bengal gram – ½ tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Jaggery – ½ tbsp [grated]
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Gingelly oil[Til oil, sesame oil, nalla ennai] – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

For roasting & grinding ingredients

  • Dry red chilli – 2 or 3
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp [grated]
  • Coriander seeds - ½ tbsp
  • Heat oil in a pan then roast above ingredients & grind to fine paste with ½ cup of water.

Method

  • Heat water in a pan & let it boil. Then add turmeric powder, salt & field beans cook till soft.
  • Add tamarind extract, salt, turmeric & red chilli powder mix well & let it boil.
  • Add ground paste, mix well & let it boil.
  • Then add jaggery mix well.
  • For tempering/ seasoning: - Heat gingelly oil in a pan, add mustard seeds & let its splutter. Then add Bengal gram, urad dal, curry leaves & asafetida.
  • Add seasoned ingredients to field beans curry mix well.
  • Finally add coriander leaves & cut off heat. Serve hot with rice

Note

  • Don’t pressure cook nuts because it loses nutrient values.

How to make Mochakottai puli kootu-Step by step photos

Boil lima beans with turmeric, salt added water till soft.Boil lima beans with turmeric, salt added water till soft.

Add tamarind extract, mix well & let it boil.Add tamarind extract, mix well & let it boil.

Heat oil in a pan roast coconut, dry red chilli, coriander, bengal gram & urad dal then finely grind with 1/4 cup of waterHeat oil in a pan roast coconut, dry red chilli, coriander, bengal gram & urad dal then finely grind with 1/4 cup of water

Add freshly ground mixture & let it boilAdd freshly ground mixture & let it boil

Add jaggeryAdd jaggery

For seasoning:-Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, bengal gram, urad dal & curry leaves, fry then add seasoned ingredients to the Lima Beans mixtureGroundnut tamarind curry

Mix well & cut off heatMix well & cut off heat

Mochakottai/ Lima beans tamarind dry curry is ready, serve hot with riceMochakottai/ Lima beans tamarind dry curry is ready serve hot with rice


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