Mochai Kurma

Written by Radha Arvindh

24 Comments

  1. jeyalakshmi

    Hai Radha,

    Yesterday I tried this recipe with blackeye beans. wow it was soo delicious. Good combination for Roti as well as rice. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    Jeya

  2. Abhi Muthu

    Radhika,

    I like your presentation. I love mochai and used to eat mochai frequently in India during the mochai season ( jan, feb), but here we dont get that often. But I found that in Indian stores it is available in the frozen section. So I will give a try.
    Your step by step guide with pictures of ingredients and explanation is pukka.. Thank you so much. will try and let you know.

    1. Radha Arvindh

       Hi Abhi,

      Yep, Mochai is not that common in countries like US,UK but then u still can find them in lintels section.U can soak them overnight and use them or u can use the frozen ones too but I haven't tried using the frozen ones yet b'se I couldn't find them in UK.Thank's for ur appreciation.I have given a break to spice india for time being as I have come down to India for a vacation.So would get back with many different recipes after coming back to UK,till then keep trying my posts and do post in ur comments and feedback without fail.All the best.

      Cheers

      Radha Arvindh 

      1. Abhi Muthu

        Radha,

        Thank you for your elaborate response inspite of your busy trip to India. I will try to get the mochai in american grocery store. Since in India store the frozen ones are expensive and the quantity is less.
        Happy holidays and have a relaxed trip.
        Sure I am waiting to see and try ur recipe. See ya.

    1. Radha Arvindh

      Hi Viji,

      Thank's for ur appreciation.Pls let me know how it had turned out.Awaiting for ur comments!!!!Btw ,which part of UK r u in? 

      Cheers

      Radha Arvindh 

    1. Radha Arvindh

       

      Hi beena

      Happy to hear that u  liked the dish..Keep checking the site for the new updates and post ur comments and suggestions without fail.. 

       

      Cheers

      Radha Arvindh 

    1. Radha Arvindh

      Hi sudha.. Glad to hear that the recipe came out well..I would be posting few more recipes very soon..Keep trying and send me ur feedbacks without fail..

      Cheers

      Radha Arvindh 

  3. Priya Ranjith

    Hey Radha,

    It is so delicious to read and surely I shall try out .
    A two in one dish for office going guys like me..
    Thank u so much..

    Rgds,
    Priya Ranjith

    1. Mullai

      Radhika

       Your post is still there, unwanted comments have been deleted. You should understand one thing, this is a common forum and its open to all.  Admin can't be watching all the time to settle disputes, but will take necesary action once spotted. Hope you will understand. 

  4. radhika

    mullai i feel very bad about the comment given by a visitor. mullai u say whether i can ask such questions or not. iam really upset about these words.i searched here i didnot get it. my husband likes it very much so only i asked.

    1. Radha Arvindh

       

      Hey Radhika..There is nothing wrong in what u asked..Since I am from UK I couldn't give u a proper answer when u had posted me the question .Anyway…Such type of comments normally occur when it's in public..So My advise would be.. just ignore…Don't give much importance to such comments..There is nothing wrong in getting ur doubts cleared.

      So forget abt this and have a Great Day..

      Cheers

      Radha Arvindh 

    1. Visitor

      Hey radhika..,You can get Mochai in any indian stores, first check it out and then post the question. Also check with American Grocery Aisle. Be sure before posting these kind of questions.

    1. Radha Arvindh

      Hi Radhika..

      I am doing good.how abt u?I am really sorry..I don't have any idea of where u get Mochai in New Jersey but I can give u other options.If u cannot find Mochai then try getting other lentils like(Black eye bean or double beans).This, I guess would be easily availabe.Soak them through night and pressure cook them for 3-4 whistles.If u cannot find these then try using Vegetables like Brinjal or potato..But this wouldn't taste as good as the earlier ones.Just an option..

      Cheers

      Radha Arvindh 

  5. Manoo

    A doubt…Wat is kuruma actually. We get something in aviyal colour (kerala style recipe – Shan’s) as kuruma in Indian restaurants in SL. I thought Indians calling aviyal as kuruma. But the colour is different here as you used chilli powder I think. Some of Mam;s recipe colour also like this. But, even chicken kuruma in our place is in aviayl colour. Can any tell me the differences? Thanks….

    1. Radha Arvindh

      Hi manoo..

      Aviyal is basically a keralite dish that's made of coconut paste(consisting ginger ,green chillies.fennel seeds,jeeraetc) and with a combination of various English Vegetables like(carrot,Potato,French Beans,Peas,Cauliflower etc..)it's mainly prepared using coconut oil.Red chillies or chilli powder is normally not used in Aviyal.

      As far as Kurma is concerned ..u can term this as a creamy or a thick gravy that gets it's flavor from various spices used in it.Certain Kurma's would not be creamy ..especially the one that I have posted ..It's a gravy type. U can find many creamy type kurma's posted by Mullai mam.Normally creamy base doesn't go well with Rice it goes well with Roti's paratha's,chappathi's etc.This one suits both rice and roti..

      These r my views..Hope I have cleared ur doubts to some extent.

      Cheers

      Radha Arvindh 

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