Brinjal Mochai Kulambu-Kathirikkai Mochai Kara kuzhambu
Prep Time : 10 mins
Recipe Category: Kuzhambu-Brinjal-Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Tamarind- small lemon sized ball
Onion -1 chopped
Baby onion /Pearl onion -1/2 cup
Garlic – 12 cloves
Mochai (field beans) -1/2 cup fresh ones
Brinjal – 1
Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli Powder -2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
For the Masala Paste
Fennel seeds (sombu)-1 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds/jeera – 1 tsp
Grated Coconut -1/3 cup
Poppy seeds (Khus khus-kasa kasa) – 3 tsp
Cinnamon – 1 inch piece
For the seasoning
Oil – 3 tbsp ( Sesame seed oil preferable)
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida – a generous pinch
Fenugreek seeds (vendhayam)- 1/2 tsp
Red chilli -3
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Brown rice with Kara kuzhambu and beans curry /poriyal
Heat a tsp of oil and fry cumin seeds, fennel seeds, khus khus and cinnamon separately.Fry coconut also separately until light golden brown. Grind all the ingredients together to a smooth paste and keep it aside. This is our kulambu masala paste.
Soak tamarind in about 2 3/4 cups of hot water and extract it juice.Discard the pulp.
Cut brinjal lengthwise and keep it in a cup of water until use. This is done to prevent discoloration.
1.Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, fenugreek seeds, red chilli, curry leaves, onion (chopped) and baby onions. Saute until onions turns pink.
2.Add garlic, saute for some more minutes.
3.Now add cooked mochai, brinjal (after draining the water) and tomato. Fry for 4-5 minutes and then add tamarind water.
4.When it starts boiling, add ground kulambu masala paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and needed salt.
5.Cook until oil separates and the gravy reaches a saucy consistency.
Note- If using dried beans,soak it for 8 hours or overnight and pressure cook the beans.
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Recipe looks tempting. my hubby loves this dish
Omg, am just drooling here, my all time favourite gravy..
This gravy is all time favourite to my members & myself, Cant control my taste buds, going to make for tomorrows lunch..
looks perfect and delicious dear 🙂
I love this mochai kuzhambu.. Thx for posting this recipe.
i m a fan of tamilian cuisine..
i learnt a similar recipe from my sister.. looks yummy.
Wow! Looks very delicious, just feel like having that plate of food.
Love this spicy and delicious curry!
Though never tried this gravy but it certainly looks delicious…
Looks so perfect and delicious..spicy gravy
Never tried this way looks delicious!
I love curry so much and I can't get enough recipes. Thanks for sharing this beautiful dish with us. It really looks great and I like how rich it is.
Have a great week ahead.
tht steel plate, rice, kozhambu and beans… aaaah awesome….Great blog.. and glad to follow you
Never heard about this before but looks like a new side dish for rice..Great curry Padhu…
New recipe to me,but looks very tasty,spicy…
ஆஹா இந்த குழம்பை சுட்ட அப்பளத்துடன் சாப்பிட செம ருசி…
Simple delicious curry. Love it.
yummy and comforting kulambu…nice one
A must for Pongal in my home-town and urs looks so delicious dear..will try ur version:)
Naaku oorarathu!!!! Very very tempting!!!! 🙂
yummy…love the tasty tangy flavour.
Never tasted kara kuzhambu before..Recipe sounds very tasty!! Nice pictures, Padhu..
wow,i love this combo a lot,think its long time since I had this! Yummmy!
plate looks inviting 🙂
Tried this recipe today. OMG I made it spicy and tangy. It came out really well. I loved your recipe. Thanks
Made thakkalikkai koottu using your recipe and it tasted awesome……made it once again using the same paste….please suggest if we can made pavakkai pitlai and kathirikkai pitlai also using the same paste but following your instructions on all ingredients and method of making exactly as instructed by you…..Thanks in advance for your reply.
Happy to know that you liked the green tomato kootu. Yes, you can use the same paste for making pavakkai pitlai and kathirikkai rasavangi.
I have been following your blog for few months now and everything I have tried has come out absolutely delicious. As a bachelor living out of South India, you blog is just like a neighbor to whom I can call upon and cook delicious stuff. Keep up the good work Mrs Padhu.
Tasty..made it today…liked a lot
Looks so yummy madam…. i am a ardent follower of ur dishes… and thanks alot for the delicious dishes… and a small doubt in this recipe mam… can we add any other veggie other than brinjal as me and my hubby dont like it
Yes, you can add.
Hi padhu.. can we use dried Mochai instead of the fresh ones?
Yes but soak it overnight.
I am a big fan of your blog and have been using it for years to refer recipes. Your recipes match exactly with how mom cooks back at home, so I try to visit your blog instead of calling my mom all the time for cooking doubts :))
Thank you and keep up the great work.
So glad to know. Thank you.This means a lot to me.