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Mochai Kottai Kuzhambu

A delicious gravy that is made with mochai kottai (dried beans). We can also substitute Mochai Kottai with Karamani (cow gram) or Whole gram (Kondai kadalai).

Mochai Kottai Kuzhambu

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: KuzhambuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A delicious gravy made with mochai kottai (dried beans) and tamarind. This is served with steamed rice.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • You can also make the above Kuzhambu using Karamani (cow gram) or Whole gram (Kondai kadalai) instead of Mochai Kottai (dried beans).
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