December 10, 2007

Mochakottai Sundal-Navratri Sundal Recipes

Mochakottai is one of my dad's favourite additions to any gravy or 'pulusu' that we make at home. I was home on vacation last week and mom had made 'mochakottai kozhambu' with it. There was some left over, so the next day evening, our maid, Mary made this simple, yet extremely popular, tamil preparation with the beans. Was a nice evening snack with some hot tea.

Mochakottai Sundal Recipe

Mochakottai / Butter Beans - 100gm
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 5
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 strand
Oil - 1.5 tbsp
Salt - to taste

How Its Made:

1. Pressure cook the beans till its soft.

2. Heat oil, add mustard seeds and let them cackle. Add the urad dal, red chillies and curry leaves and fry for a min.

3. Add the cooked butter beans, coconut and required salt. Stir well and cook for another 2 mins.

Serve warm with a hot cup of tea/coffee.

Sundal is also prepared as a festive dish in tamil festivals and is more commonly prepared with chickpeas. Check here for Chickpeas Sundal Recipe.

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