Avarekalu sagu recipe - mochai kurma recipe - Field Beans Korma Recipe - Vegetarian Gravy Recipes - Simple Side dish for biryani, rice, roti

I love Mochai esp the fresh ones which we get during this season. My mum is not a big fan so before marriage she does only Mochai Fry or Mochai brinjal Sambar which she does for Ven pongal. So I am not exposed to other dishes before marriage. After that I thought using it for mochai gravy for chapati and roti. It came out pretty well. But every year I get to try this fresh beans only a couple of times as I don't get this vegetable in a near by market so I am lazy to go to Little India for Indian vegetables. This year my mun sent almost a big pack of fresh beans. So I had the chance to try out a few new recipes. Mochai kurma is one of it. I have added fried onion as part of gravy but I recommend that you don't grind it to get the best result. 

Mochai - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Potato - 1
Tomatoes - 1 (chopped )
Garlic Paste - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 2-3
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Roasted Gram dal - 1 tablespoon
poppy seeds - 1 teaspoon (soak in water)


Soak Mochai for 3-4 hrs and remove the outer skin by holding it between 2 fingers and press gently. outer skin will come out. Repeat the process and keep the seeds only. Remove the skin of potato and chop it in 1 inch cube
Grind cocounut, poppy seeds, roasted gram (I ran out so added Roasted gram dal powder at later stage), Roasted cumin powder, Garam masala and ginger. Keep it aside
Heat oil. Add mustard seeds, green chillies, Cumin seeds let it pop. Chopped Onion Fry till transparent. Add tomaotes and fry till mushy. Add garlic paste. And fry for a min 

Add grinded paste. Fry for 2 mins. Add Roasted gram dal powder. Mix well
Add potato and Field beans. Mix well. Add required water (I have added 1 cup), Adjust the salt, spicyness and close the lid
Cresure cook till 2-3 whistle at medium flame. Let it cool down and open the lid, Check for the consistency and salt. Adjust it if needed. Boil it for a min and add coriander leaves
Switch it off and serve hot