Recipes

Mochai Kottai Kuzhambhu

Mocha kottai kuzhambu

Ingredients: 

  • Dry mocha Kottai (field beans) 1cup
  • Carrot  1no
  • Tomatoes  1 no
  • Grated ginger 1 tbsp.
  • Green chilies    2no.
  • Tamarind   small lemon size
  • Kuzhambhu Powder  2btsp.
  • Turmeric Powder  ½ tsp.
  • Salt to taste.
Seasonings:
  • Coconut oil     1tsp.
  • Mustard seeds   ½ tsp.
  • Curry leaves   1 stem
  • Hing  ¼ tsp.
Method:
  • Soak the Mochai bean overnight and pressure cook it with enough water and add 1 tsp of salt for 2 whistles or til the bean become soft. Keep aside.
  •  Wash & Chop all vegetables.  Keep aside.
  • Soak tamarind and extract the juice.  Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, and temper the mustard seed, chilies & hing.Once the seeds splutter add the chopped vegetables, tomatoes, ginger and curry leaves.
  • Fry it for few minutes; now add kuzhambhu powder, turmeric powder. Fry It for 1 minute in low heat.
  • Now add the cooked Mochai Kottai, and mix it very well.
  • Now add the tamarind juice, curry leaves.  Let the kuzhambhu to boil till the raw smell goes. Cook till the vegetables become tender.
  • Once the kuzhambhu become thick and the bean aroma comes, switch off the stove.
  • Serve hot with rice.

Courtesy: Sadhanas madappalli

  • General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:

    • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
    • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
    • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
    • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (http://anudinam.org/2012/03/08/bhagavad-tiruvaradhanam/)
    • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(http://anudinam.org/2012/06/11/srivaishnava-ahara-niyamam/)
    • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.

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