08 October 2013


This chettinad style mochai kuzhambu is a must try recipe it tastes great with hot rice and any breakfasts. So its a all in one kuzhambu serves for the whole day.
What you need:
Mochai Kottai - 1 cup (boiled)
Shallots / Chinna Vengayam - 10 nos
Garlic - 6 pods
Onion - 1 no
Tomato - 1 no
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Kuzhambu powder - 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 1 nos
Curry leaves 
Gingelley Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt as reqd

To roast and ground to fine paste:
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper corns - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Dry Red Chillies - 3 nos

How to make:
Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds let it splutter add curry leaves, red chilli, fenugreek seeds saute well then add onion, garlic and shallots saute well. 

Add tomatoes mix well and cook till it softens add 2 cups water, tamarind paste, salt and let this boil for 4 mins.

Now add the ground paste, asafoetida, kuzhambu powder and boiled mochai kottai and let this boil for approx 10 mins or until the gravy thickens. 


  1. wow I love this kozhambu a lot looks super inviting and yumm dear !!

  2. Wow ! looks delicious,nice click.

  3. this is super tempting .. I feel like eating some with hot steamed rice ..

  4. Drooling here,super delicious..

  5. Curry looks yum dear not a big fan of mochai but reminds me so much of mum's curry

  6. Mochai is my fav millet. Loved your curry.

  7. any spicy curry is my fav....love this

  8. Makes me hungry here, chettinad style kuzhambus are always the best.

  9. delicious kuzhambu, looks very tempting.