Mochai Kottai (Dry Beans) Kuzhambu


  • Mochai Kottai – 1 cup
  • Tamarind – Lemon size
  • Salt – 2 teaspoon
  • Sambar Powder – 1 heaped tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Mustard – 1 teaspoon
  • Sambar Onion – 5
  • Curry leaves – few


  1. Soak tamarind and salt in one cup of water. In a kadai put one teaspoon oil and fry the Mochai Kottai till it turns light brown. Put it in a pressure cooker and add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for three whistles. Cool it and drain the excess water.
  2. Squeeze out the tamarind and extract the juice. Add more water and again take out the remaining juice. The tamarind juice should be of 3 cups. Add sambar powder and turmeric powder to the tamarind juice. Add cooked mochai kottai also. Mix well and bring to boil.
  3. Grind the coconut to a fine paste. Add to the boiling kuzhambu. Stir well. Allow to boil in a low flame for few more minutes. Season it with mustard, curry leaves and chopped onion.
  4. Note: You can also make the above Kuzhambu using Karamani (cow gram) or Whole gram (Kondai kadalai) instead of Mochai Kottai.


  1. Delicious sambar. Made it today. entire family luved it…………keep posting more recipes……….. u rock……….

  2. T.N.Sujala

    Receipes are good. I like everything.

  3. Gayathri

    Recipe is so good. My husband doesn’t like kuzhambu when coconut is grinded and added. But he Loved it.

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