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Mochai Masala

mochai masala

Mochai masala is a famous and a common dish in South India. This mochai or the mochaikottai as comonly called is available in plenty in South India. There are many varieties of mochai available in the market like the dried and the fresh ones. If using the dried ones, soak overnight and then use. Here I have used the fresh ones.

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Mochai Masala

mochai masala

By lathakesav Published: February 25, 2013

  • Yield: 1 bowl (3 Servings)
  • Cook: 15 mins

Tasty mochai cooked with spices and coconut.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pressure cook the mochai with little salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder. If using the dried variety, soak overnight or for 4-6 hours.
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  2. In a kadai, heat oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and few fennel seeds. After they splutter, add the onions, curry leaves and saute.
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  3. Then add the tomatoes and saute.
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  4. Now add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt. Then add the cooked mochai and cook for a few minutes on medium flame.
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  5. Meanwhile grind the coconut, garlic and fennel seeds to a paste by adding little water.
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  6. Cook until the gravy thickens to desired consistency. Switch off the flame and transfer to a serving dish.
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  7. Serve this spicy and tasty mochai masala with hot rice.
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  8. Tastes best when served with rice and spinach.
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 Latha Kesav Founder and editor of Wow Yummy, Latha Kesav is an electronics engineer, a loving home maker, a caring mom living in Chennai, India. Her love for yummy food and passion in cooking made her launch this website. | |

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