Green Mochai Kuzhambu
Green Mochai/ fresh field beans/ anavakaaya /avarekayi / surti papdi lilva Curry

This is an variation of my other recipe
  • Green Mochai curry
  • only thing this can be done very fast. Learnt this recipe from my mom ... who used to do this regularly especially in the mornings for breakfast. My brother used to love them with idlis.

    Fresh field beans - 1 pack ( use fresh if available)
    Shallots - 4
    Onion - 1 small
    Tomato - 2 small
    Turmeric powder - a pinch
    Coconut paste - 1/2 cup
    Salt as needed
    Oil - 1 tbsp
    Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
    Urad dhal - 1/4 tsp
    Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
    Sambar powder - 1 1/2 tsp OR
    Curry powder ( home made Pulusu podi/ mulaga thool)
    Can subsitute the curry powder with chilli powder, dhaniya powder, cumin powder.

    Crush shallots lightly...keep them aside... grind tomatoes to a fine paste...

    Wash the beans and transfer in a pressure pan ... add water enough to immerse them ... add crushed shallots ,all the powders, ground tomato paste .... few drops of oil ... cover and cook for 2 whistles... when done... open and add the coconut paste and salt ... cook till the raw smell leaves..

    Heat oil in a small kadai/frying pan and add mustard seeds, urad dhal, cumin seeds and curry leaves... next add chopped onions( can add some more small onions/shallots)... fry till golden brown... when the splutter up add it the to the gravy. Serve with idli/dosa/ rice/ ragi balls/ chapathis and I like to have then with masala upma/kichidi.

    Tip: You can always reduce the coconut paste to half or fully and substitute with some cooked dhal( either toor dhal or moong dhal) ... sometimes I follow this when I feel that I am using lot of coconuts in that week.

    4 comments/Reactions:

    chef and her kitchen said...

    you gals r lucky to get the frozen ones all round the year.we get only in season here...
    nice curry..

    Unknown said...

    That is a different recipe for breakfast! But I dont get these here! :(

    Shama Nagarajan said...

    a healthy recipe dear

    Padma said...

    Thanks Prathiba, Shama :)
    @ Divya... try frozen section of Patel's if it is near ur area.

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