Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mochai kuzhambu / Val Beans Curry and my son's Project

Basically, I am legume friendly girl.My mom used to give us ,lots of  legumes ,in the forms of sundal,gravies ..etc.Having legumes a week will make ur digestive system to have a new head start for the week.Rohith ,was cranky and cudnt go out for play,bcoz of the weather.When I started to take pics,he came forward and helped me with arranging the beans and curry leaves.When we r done,he ran and got his camera and started taking pics.Telling me,"mom dont touch anything" ( I used to tell him ,when I was taking pics:).I cudnt control my laughter.He  kept the arrangements,till his dad came for lunch.When my 'H',entered,he rushed said,"Surprise".My H was happy.Hmm atleast I was able to keep him engaged ,while I am working..



Ingredients:
1.Mochai or Val beans                   -         1 cup
2.Green Plantain                             -         1 medium sized
3.Onion                                           -          1
4.Tomato                                         -          1 1/2
5.Garlic pods                                   -          4
6.Turmeric pwdr                              -           1/4 tsp
7.Chilli pwdr                                    -          1 tbsp
8.Coriander pwdr                             -           1 tbsp
9.Tamarind juice                              -            1/2 cup

For Seasoning:
1.Oil                                                -              1 tbsp
2.Mustard seeds                               -              1 tsp
3.Cumin seeds                                  -               1 tsp
4.Methi seeds                                   -               1/2 tsp
5.Curry leaves                                  -                1 spring

Method:
* Soak val beans overnight and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
* Chop onion,tomato ,peel - cube, the green plantain and peel the garlic.
* Take a pan,add oil, spluter the seasonings.
* Saute onion with garlic pods and some salt.
* when it becomes translucent,add chopped tomatoes.
* Cover and cook with little more salt.
* Now add cubed green plantain and cook it well.
* When tomatoes becomes mashy, add turmeric,chilli and coriander pwdrs and mix it well.
* Let it loose its raw smell,now add the tamarind juice and bring it to a boil.
* When the gravy is thick,add the cooked val beans and cover and cook for 2 more mins.
* Adjust salt to taste and garnish with cilantro.

Note:
To make it flavorful,we can also add coconut milk .



sending this to MLLA #31 hosted by Simona and started by Susan

23 comments:

Shanavi said...

I must say ,Good job by Rohith.. It's looking very lovely..

Kurinji said...

Savi, Is it food or painting? Congrats to ur son.


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Akila said...

fantastic click dear.... nicely decorated....

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Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Yummy beans curry..

Reva said...

lovely dish and excellent presentation...it looks awesome..
Reva

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Delicious

Pushpa said...

Awesome mochai kuzhambu,kudos to your son,fabulous decoration

Santosh Bangar said...

yummy beans with nice decoration

Suja Sugathan said...

Beautiful decoration..delicious beans curry,spicy and tangy

Priya said...

Wow i love this mochai kuzhambu with papads, my all time fav..superaa irruku Savitha..

Swathi said...

Mochai kuzhambu looks delicious. Nice one. congrats to your son for awesome decoration.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Love the decoration... awww he is cute :)

Subhie Arun said...

my hubby fav gravy,..this looks abs yummy n sppicy..thx for sharing!

Soumya said...

yummy kuzhambu...
your presentation and photography rocks as always...excellent job by Rohith...
Then,about the little sweet photographer...same story here also Savitha... :) soo funny

Saras said...

Lovely decoration & my favourite gravy tooo..

aipi said...

What a beautiful presentation !!!
Cute post..:)

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GEETHA ACHAL said...

குட்டி பையனுக்கு வாழ்த்துகள்...சூப்பர்ப் சவிதா...ரொம்ப கொடுத்து வச்சங்க நீங்க...

Priya Sreeram said...

that's really very sweet of your prince ! nice post !

G.Pavani said...

great click n curry looks healthy n yummy.

Pavithra said...

Looks supeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer yumm Savitha.. ha ha kids would do that this happens always in my home too. Even I have posted one picture which my son took. Kids are super smart.

Simona said...

That's a very nice presentation for your beans! I would gladly have a bowl right now. Thanks for contributing to MLLA.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Nice click... your son has done a great job..

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The Pumpkin Farm said...

presentation looks nice, helps when family chips in to support our hobbies :), i liked ur dal

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