Field beans (mochai) kootu



Field beans, 1 cup, soaked for 6 to 8 hours

Small onions, peeled, 4-5.

Chopped tomatoes, 1/2 cup.

Green chilies, slit. 2.

Ginger-garlic pasta, 1 teaspoon.

Tumermic powder, 1/2 teaspoon.

Sambar powder, 1 teaspoon.

Salt as per taste.

Hing, 1/4 teaspoon.

Mustard seeds, 1/4 teaspoon.

Cumin seeds, 1/4 teaspoon.

Curry leaves, a sprig

To grind: 1/4 cup of grated coconut, 1/4 teaspoon pepper (optional), 1/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds.


Wash the soaked beans and cook until its tender. Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil. Add the mustard and cumin seeds and let it splutter.  Add the peeled onions and saute until its tender. Now add the chopped tomatoes, curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste and saute everything together until its well blended. Now add the turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt, hing and mix everything for a minute. Add two cups of water along with the cooked beans and cook for 7 to 10 minutes. Now add the ground mixture along with 1/2 cup of water, cook for a minute and switch off the stove. Serve with rice.

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