Sorakkai Mochai Kootu | Bottle Gourd Field Beans Kootu

How to make sorakkai mochai kootu or bottle gourd field beans kootu

Sorakkai mochai kootu is a delicious protein and fibre rich kootu variety.
Sorakkai( Bottlegourd) has numerous health benefits but we seldom use it in our diet.
It protects the heart.
It aids in digestion prevents constipation,cures ulcer.
Help in weight management
High in fibre.
Protects the skin and hair.

Mochaikai /mochakottai-
Rich in protein
Rich in vitamin A, B1 and C
Rich in fibre
Rich in iron ,copper, manganese and folate.


Ingredients

Sorakkai(Bottle Gourd/Lauki)-2 nos chopped 
Mochaikai(Field beans)-1/2 cup
Green gram dhal-1/2 cup
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera)-1/2 tsp
Red chilly-1 no
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Asafetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tsp
Curry leaves few

Grind Together

Grated coconut-4 tbsps
Green chillies-3 nos
Cumin seeds-1 tsp


Sorakkai Mochai Kootu/ Bottle Gourd Field Beans Kootu



FIELD beans (Mochaikai) outer skin removed


Method

 Wash and peel  the outer skin of the bottlegourd using a peeler and cut it length wise in the middle and remove the seeds then chop it into small cubes .
Cook the dhal in a pressure cooker for 5 whistles and set aside.
Now in the same cooker add the chopped surakkai, turmeric powder, field beans(mochaikai) little water and cook for 2 whistles.
Then release the pressure  again keep on heat and add the ground paste,salt,cooked dhal  mix everything well and bring it to a boil and finally temper it with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilly and curry leaves .Serve hot .

Preparation time-15 mins
Serves- 4

Note

Mochaikai (Field beans) has a transparent cover on it you can either use it as such or remove the cover and use it ,for that you have to soak the beans in water for 1 hour and then using your thumb and forefinger lightly press the bean near the white line( refer pic) the outer cover will come off easily.
Fresh Mochaikai is available only during certain seasons especially in the month of December and January,but you get the packaged dried field beans in all supermarkets.



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