This my comfort food. My all time favourite puli kolumbu!! yum....the lovely smell u get when you temper the red chillies, garlic and curry leaves,.....sigh! :)
                  This recipe probably has a long list of ingredients, but has the simplest of procedures!
                   Mocchai kottai has loads of vitamins. so this is probably the yummiest way to eat it!!

8 pods garlic
1 tsp fenugreek seeds/ vendhayam
2 dried red chilli
1 stick curry leaves
1 drumstick, cut into few pieces
2 brinjals
1 cup mocchai kotta / field beans ( soaked in water the previous night)
 20 shallots / chinna vengayam
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1tbsp kolumbu masala (i used aachi kolumbu masala)
tamerind (little bigger than a lime size) soaked in 1/2 cup water
1 cup water (APPROX)

  • Drain the mocchai and put it in a pressure cooker with a little water for about 1 whistle. Remove from flame and keep aside.
  • In  a frying pan add a little oil. temper the red chilli, garlic and curry leaves.
  • Then add the shallots and saute till slightly brown. Add the fenugreek seeds.
  • Add the drumsticks and the tomatoes.

  • stir for about 2- 3 mins.
  • Add the turmeric powder, kolumbu masala and salt.. stir and cover for few mins.
  • add the cut brinjals.
  • in  a small bowl strain the tamerind juice. add the coriander powder to the tamerind water and mix well.
  • pour the tamerind water to the pan and stir.
  • add required amount of water to the pan. bring to boil.
  • Add the mochhai and cover. check for salt.
  • let it simmer for a few more mins and then switch off the flame.


  1. Field beans looks colorful and yummy.

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  2. I love this beans very much and often make this gravy during the season. Lovely clicks as well. Btw you had mentioned that you wanted to join Blog Hop. Could you please register the details in the link before 2morrow so that I could come up with the list.

  3. wow yummy beans....awespome

  4. Superb combo, mochai, brinjals and drumsticks, awesome..