Friday, October 31, 2008

Spicy Tangy Mochai Curry

When i was in hostel during my childhood, we will wait for Friday's Lunch as we will be served Mochai Kuzhambhu/curry. I used to put the Mochai's alone in a small box and take it back to school for my classmates. we loved eating mochai's a lot those days. I prepared along with Raw Banana, which certainly made a good pair to these mochai's.

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Now Iam happily sharing with you all my Spicy Tangy Mochai Curry. Actually the recipe was inspired from Fish Curry. So those who are craving for non-veg gravy, but still a veg, i can assure you this will please you definitely.


  • Mochai-1 cup(soaked for 12 hours and pressure cooked up to 7 whistles)
  • Raw Banana- 1/2(cutted in round shape)
  • Onion-1(finely chopped)
  • Tomato-1(finely Chopped)

For Grinding:

yyu Ginger-1/2 inch size

yyu Garlic- 4 cloves

yyu Green Chili- 1

yyu Dhania/Corriander Seeds- 1tsp

yyu Grated Coconut- 3 tbsp

yyu Cumin- 1 tsp

Grind the above in to a thick coarse paste and keep it aside. the aroma it arises is definitely not forgettable.

Preparing Tamarind Water:

In Half a cup of warm water soak a small lemon sized tamarind for about 10 minutes. then add the following list of powder's to it.

yyu Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp

yyu Chilly Powder- 3 tsp's

yyu Pepper Powder- 2 tsp's

Mix all the above powders to the tamarind water and keep it aside.

For Tadka:

yyu Mustard-1 tsp

yyu Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp

yyu Curry Leaves- 8

yyu Dry Red Chilli-3

yyu Oil -1/4 cup( you can reduce, if you are not using Raw Banana)


arrow_42 In a kadai, add oil and heat it, now add mustard and Wait till it crackles. now add fenugreek and let it turn brown in color, now add red chilli's, curry leaves and roast them.

arrow_42 Now add finely chopped onions and fry them till they get reduced in size and come along together. now add finely chopped tomatoes and fry well.

arrow_42 Now add turmeric powder a pinch and salt a pinch and fry them well.

arrow_42 Add the Raw Banana to it and mix well. let the raw banana cooked in slow flame for about 7-10 minutes.

arrow_42 Then add the Grounded Paste and Mochai and allow it to boil.

arrow_42 Now add the tamarind water and allow it to boil.

arrow_42 Add salt and water accordingly.

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Enjoy the curry along with Rice. It goes well with Curd Rice. Now this Curry is on its way to my-legume-love-affair hosted by Sra. the legume affair event started by Dear Susan. A real last minute entry.

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