Sorakkai Mochai Kootu | Bottle Gourd Field Beans Kootu

 Sorakkai Mochai Kootu | Bottle Gourd Field Beans Kootu

Sorakkai Mochai Kootu/ 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.

FIELD beans (Mochaikai) outer skin removed

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


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


  👉Wash and peel the outer skin of the bottle gourd using a peeler cut it lengthwise 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 sorakkai , 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 finally temper it with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilly and curry leaves. Serve hot.

Preparation time-15 mins
Serves- 4


✍️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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