Mochai Curry /Field Beans Curry

When you see these fresh legumes in the local market it is hard to resist and ignore them. Yet again i bought Mochai. This time it would not be Thavala adai but curry. This is definitely one of the best protein packed subzi’s that i have cooked so far.


Mochai /Field beans 2 cups

Onions 3

Tomato 3

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Chilli powder 2 tsp

Coriander Powder 2 tsp

Cumin powder 2 tsp

Garam masala 1 tsp

Tamarind small marble size

OIL 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Salt to taste


Pressure cook the fresh beans till well cooked( i kept it in the pressure cooker up to 3 whistles)

Finely dice the onions and tomatoes

Soak the tamarind in minimum water , squeeze to get tamarind paste.( i microwave the tamarind in minimum water for 30 seconds and then squeeze it as a paste)

Heat oil in a pan and saute the cumin seeds

Now add the cut onions and saute it till it turns golden brown

Add the tomatoes and saute for 5 more minutes.

To this onion tomato mixture add turmeric, chilli, coriander, cumin, garam masala powders and saute further till oil separates,

Add the tamarind paste to give the required acidity. Cook for 5 minutes till the raw smell of tamarind vanishes (approximately 5 mins)

Now add the cooked beans with the salt, close with a lid and let it simmer till everything comes together.

Garnish with cut coriander

Serve warm with chapati, pulka, or any other Indian flat bread

This is a very tasty healthy dish. At home here everyone loved it. Do give it a try and am sure you will love too:-)
Sending this tasty curry to MMLA#30 hosted by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan and started by Susan


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