Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Mochai Kottai Kootu Recipe-Field Beans Kootu

Mochai kootu is a simple everyday recipe which goes well with rice, chapati, idli and dosa. It tastes good when mixed with hot rice topped with a tsp ghee. It is rich in protein, fiber and minerals. It has calcium and iron. As it is rich in fiber, it helps in weight loss also. Many avoid this as it leads to gastric problems. But if you remove the outer skin, it does not give such problems. In villages, they used to remove the outer skin of mochai and make many dishes from it. Fresh field beans without  skin is called "pidukku paruppu". This pidukku paruppu is  dried, then fried and seasoned with salt and chilli powder. I will share that recipe with you all soon. I have removed the skin from the field beans for this recipe as it is easily digestible. Learn how to make this simple mochai kottai kootu following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Mochai Kottai Kootu Recipe

Mochai Kottai Kootu

Mochai Kottai Kootu

 Prep Time : 20 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Fresh Field Beans/Mochai kottai - 2 1/2 cup
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt needed

   For Grinding

   Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
   Red Chillies -3-4
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Pearl onions - 5-6
   Tomato - 1

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig
   Onion - 1 big or pearl onions - 5-6
   Hing/asafoetida - a pinch

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves


Wash and soak fresh field beans overnight. The next day, press the field beans between your thumb and index finger and remove the outer skin. It comes off easily.

Field Beans Kootu Recipe

In this way, remove the outer skin for all the field beans. This is called "pidukku paruppu". Discard the skin.

In a pressure cooker, add the field beans, turmeric powder, salt needed and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

Fresh Field Beans

Field beans

Heat a tsp of oil and fry red chillies. Remove from the kadai. In the same kadai, add the chopped pearl onions and fry until transparent.

Fry red chillies

Add chopped tomato and saute for a few seconds. Then turn off the heat. Add the grated coconut and fry in the heat of the pan. Grind it to a fine paste with cumin seeds and little water. Paste is ready.

Chopped tomato for Field Beans Kootu Recipe


Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and add the ground paste, simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add salt if required.

Method for Field Beans Kootu Recipe

Heat 2 tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and hing. When mustard seeds splutters, add curry leaves and finely chopped onions. Saute until onions turn transparent and add to the mochai kootu.

How to cook Mochai Kottai Kootu

Mochai kootu is ready. If you make it a little watery, it can be had as sambar. You just need a vegetable curry to go along with this. You do not have to make any other sambar.

This mochai kootu goes well with chapati and also with dosa, upma and pongal.

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1 comment:

  1. Tried this recipe, it came out very well. Thank you mam.


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