Thursday, January 19, 2012

Brinjal & Field Beans In Tangy Gravy/Kathirikkai Mochai Kaara Kuzhambu

The name of the dish itself tempts me a lot, i can survive for many days with this super tangy,delicious gravy prepared basically in tamarind extract and with other spices...My mom's signature dish, she also used to add drumsticks and potatoes incase if she run out brinjals in this mouthwater tangy gravy..Its been a quite long i prepared this fingerlicking gravy at home and finally i decided to make some yesterday which is simply served with fried papads for our lunch..Been born and brought up in Pondicherry, my mom's cuisine goes for a ultimate combination of wonderful South Indian cuisines together..This gravy looks and sounds exactly like the tamarind based gravy prepared in chettinad cuisine..This gravy can stay for many days and tastes much more better the next day than the day they are prepared..Sending to CWS-Hyacinth Beans guest hosted by Siri.


6nos Brinjals (medium & sliced lengthwise)
1cup Field beans/Vella mochai (cooked)
2cups Tamarind extract
15nos Shallots (diced)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
10nos Garlic cloves
1/4cup Gingelly oil
1/2tsp  Mustard seeds
1tsp Fenugreek seeds
Few curry leaves
1tbsp Coriander powder
1tsp Chilly powder
1tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
Salt

Heat the gingelly oil, fry the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves, add the shallots,garlic cloves and chopped tomatoes and saute everything for few minutes until the shallots gets partially cooked..

Add the sliced brinjals,saute for few minutes again, now add the tamarind extract with salt, coriander powder, chilly powder,cumin powder and pepper powder, cook in medium flame..

Add now the cooked field beans to the cooking gravy and cook until the gravy turns thick and the oil gets separates..

Serve warm with hot steaming rice and papads...

53 comments:

  1. THat is one good looking kuzhambu - i would love to have a bowl now.

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  2. luv d way made this curry......superb

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  3. Mouthwatering recipe,I also posted the same kara kulambhu with kondakadalai today....

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  4. Lovely recipe!!Liked the small kadai :)

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  5. That looks super yummy.....love to have it with some rice.

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  6. Serve this for me for a whole week and I will be happy like you too. It looks so so good.

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  7. J'image toutes les saveurs et les odeurs qui se dégagent de ce plat.
    Je regrette qu'on ne soit pas voisines.
    A très bientôt

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  8. this has been in my list of things to make for some time now. have to get making it soon.. looks really yummy

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  9. Lovely delicious one,perfect with indian staple!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  10. Field beans saapitu evlo naal aachu theriyuma Priya? :-( I mostly prefer to use the fresh one which I wont get here where I stay. I am totally drolling over your recipe. Steamed rice, papad with tangy, spicy Kulambu...OMG. it is super delicious.

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  11. Amma's fav combo-brinjal n mochai,kuzhambu also looks like my mom's preparation...looks more tempting Priya!
    Thanks for this awesome recipe to the event :)

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  12. seriously looks very tempting!....i am a fan of eggplant in pulusu...yum!

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  13. luks delicious....colorful n mouthwatering recipe ...

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  14. My mom does it also with brinjal, drumstick but i love with dry fish :)

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  15. OMG priya this is always my fav combo for kulambu... droooooooooooling..wish to have that bowl right away with hot rice and appalamm...Finger licking good.

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  16. Looks absolutely delicious. Thanks a lot for linking, Priya!

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  17. looks delicious dear..very tempting!

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  18. great combo, delicious recipe priya

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  19. i love mochai kuzhambhu my grand ma is an expert.. i love ur version too ..

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  20. This looks wonderful and full so full of great flavors:)

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  21. Awesome looking kuzambu. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  22. I know how it tastes Priya, one of my favorite combo, looks super delicious.

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  23. Awesome combo, brinjal and mochai, a special hallo to your mom, I grew up in Pondicherry..

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  24. yummy combo.....nice recipe....looks tempting and delicious.

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  25. Looks so tempting...Bookmarking this recipe

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  26. ahhh kuzhambu...my fav. looks awesome.

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  27. Totally YUMMY..I love it..Delicious.

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  28. Nice recipe ..gravy looks so tempting and delicious..yummy

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  29. wesome kuzhambu dish. like the veggie combination.

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  30. Would love to try this tangy curry soon.

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  31. wonderful and superb gravy !!

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  32. ha,the feel of the curry makes my mouth water here..SO thick and colourful.

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  33. wow love the colour...sounds gr8

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  34. Mouthwatering Kuzhambu :) Same pinch we had the same Kuzhambu yesterday along with drusmstick :) Gravies of this type tastes super best the next day ...

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  35. Very lovely recipe Priya...and I would love to have this with rice...Yummm!

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  36. Nice curry with brinjal...and tempting pic

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  37. that looks fantastic priya, this is done mostly during pongal seasons at home. WOuld love to dive into it right away.

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  38. super delicious..wish I was not allergic to brinjals:(

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  39. Lovely combo for kaara kuzhambhu! I love it with dosai or idli!

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  40. looks terrific.. i can easily feel its tangy flavour on my tongue. yum! yum!

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