Broad Beans is my favourite vegetable. I grab this whenever I see fresh broad beans in the supermarket. We can’t find this bean much in many places, but it is very famous in Ooty. Whenever we visit Ooty, we make sure to buy broad beans. This is similar to mochai but it is double the size of mochai. You can follow the same recipe to make mochai kuzhambu. Adding potato and brinjal gives extra flavour and taste to the curry.
Mochai Kuzhambu is very famous in Baduga Festival. They make this any function. I heard from my baduga friends that they use a very special spice powder to make this curry, but I have made this recipe using easily available spice powders. I make this curry more often since this is our favourite dish and can be made in 15 minutes. So, if you get broad beans or mochai just go ahead and try this recipe and I am sure your family will enjoy every bit of it.
Check out the video recipe here:
Tips to make perfect Broad Beans Kuzhambu:
You can make the same curry using mochai.
You can even make this using pan if you don’t have a pressure cooker.
Adjust the consistency by adding extra water.
You can adjust chilli powder according to your preference.
Adding potato and brinjal adds extra flavour to the curry.
Here is the detailed recipe of Broad Beans Kuzhambu:
Take a pressure cooker, add 100 ml oil and add 2 onions thinly sliced and saute for a few minutes.
Once onions are cooked for a few minutes, add 2 tsp ginger garlic paste and cook for few minutes to remove raw smell. Then add 2 tomatoes and cook till they are soft.
Now add salt to taste, 1 tbsp chilli powder,
Then add 1 tsp turmeric, 1 ½ tbsp coriander powder and 1 tbsp cumin powder and mix well to remove raw smell.
Once the spice powders are cooked well add little water and 1 cup coconut paste and mix really well.
Then add 250 gms broad beans, 1 potato chopped, 1 brinjal chopped and mix well with the masala.
Now cover the cooker and cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
Broad Beans Kuzhambu is ready to serve with rice, idli or dosai.