Wild Field Beans and Vegetables in Tamarind Curry Or Mocha Kottai Kuzhambu is a popular South Indian Curry. Best served with Light Coconut Rice and a simple vegetable side dish as the curry itself is quite filling because of the abundance of vegetables and field beans.
Growing up, I remember my mom would make a light spinach side dish - chopped spinach would be cooked with chopped onion and mixed with a little coconut milk to produce a soupy spinach which kind of went well with this curry. Plus, the usual pappadams and omelet. A heart warming, tummy filling and hugely satisfying meal :)
Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients. If you whip up Indian food on a regular basis, you are bound to have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your pantry. It is a delicious curry - I can vouch for that. I remember Supermom came over once when this curry was boiling and she could get the aroma from the lift!! She couldn't resist popping into the kitchen asking "what are you cooking that is smelling so heavenly, Nilo?'
Ingredients ( Serves 4)
Green Chilli and Coconut Chutney
Blend 1 green chilli, 1 small onion and 3/4 cup grated coconut. Add salt and serve.