Mochai in Chicken Curry – Traditional South Indian

Mochai in Chicken Curry

Field Bean or Mochai in Chicken Curry tastes delicious when you soak the beans overnight and peel. I know, it’s a time consuming process but once you try, you’ll find it easier. Also, you tend to make this recipe often! Try this Quick Sauted Chicken, if you are running out of time!

Mochai in Chicken Curry

Mochai in Chicken Curry

Mochai (filed bean) when peeled gives a better taste in Curries. Let's prepare a chicken curry with soaked & peeled mochai!#Mochai #fMochaipayaru #Chickencurry #Letscooklikeexperts #Letscookup#Payaru #beans
Prep Time 5 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian, south indian
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • pressure cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gm Mochai or Field Beans Soak overnight
  • 500 gm Chicken Preferably with Bones
  • 2 no Onion
  • 2 no Tomato
  • few Coriander Leaves
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 1.5 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste 1 Tsp to marinate Chicken + 1/2 Tsp while sauting
  • 2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin or Jeera Powder
  • 2 Tsp Chicken Masala
  • 1.5 Tsp Chilli Powder 1 Tsp tp marinate chicken + 1/2 Tsp while sauting
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 tbsp Curd to marinate chicken
  • 1 Tsp Poppy Seeds or Khus Khus
  • 2 Strips Coconut Remove the brown skin for a better texture
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 2 no Cloves
  • 1 no Cardamom
  • Salt as required
  • Oil as required

Instructions
 

  • Soak Mochai or Field Beans Overnight. The Next day peel its skin by pressing on one end of the bean. The skin easily separates.
    250 gm Mochai or Field Beans
  • Marinate the Chicken with the listed ingredients
    500 gm Chicken, 1.5 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste, 2 Tsp Coriander Powder, 1 Tsp Cumin or Jeera Powder, 2 Tsp Chicken Masala, 1.5 Tsp Chilli Powder, 4 tbsp Curd, Salt
  • Soak poppy seeds in hot water.
    1 Tsp Poppy Seeds or Khus Khus
  • Heat Oil in a pressure cooker and add the whole spices such as Cinnamon, Cloves & Cardamom.
    1 Inch Cinnamon, 1 no Cardamom, 2 no Cloves
  • Add Chopped Onion, Tomato, Curry Leaves & Ginger Garlic paste & Saute.
    2 no Onion, 2 no Tomato, few Coriander Leaves, few Curry Leaves, Oil
  • Add marinated chicken and cook by slightly covering the lid.
  • Remove skin from coconut pieces and grind with soaked poppy seeds.
    2 Strips Coconut
  • Add the ground mixture to the curry. Add required water and salt.
  • Add Soaked & peeled mochai to the curry.
  • Pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles.
  • You can also cook the Mochai separately in a vessel and add finally to the curry. This step retains the shpae of the Mochai or Beans.
  • Delicious Mochai in Chicken Curry is Ready to serve!

Video

Notes

  1. Soak Mochai or Field Beans Overnight. The Next day peel its skin by pressing on one end of the bean. The skin easily separates.
  2. Soak poppy seeds in hot water.                                                                                               
  3. Marinate the Chicken with the listed ingredients. (Coriander powder, Cumin Powder, Chilli Powder, Chicken Masala, Ginger Garlic paste, Salt, & Curd). 
  4. Heat Oil in a pressure cooker and add the whole spices such as Cinnamon, Cloves & Cardamom.                                                                                                                                   
  5. Add Chopped Onion, Tomato, Curry Leaves & Ginger Garlic paste & Saute.         
  6. Add marinated chicken and cook by slightly covering the lid.               
  7. Remove skin from coconut pieces and grind with soaked poppy seeds.       
  8. Add the ground mixture to the curry. Add required water and salt.       
  9. Add Soaked & peeled mochai to the curry.                         
  10. Pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles.                                                                                           
  11. You can also cook the Mochai separately in a vessel and add finally to the curry. This step retains the shpae of the Mochai or Beans.           
  12. Delicious Mochai in Chicken Curry is Ready to serve!       
Keyword Chicken Curry, Chicken gravy, Chicken gravy for fried rice, Curries, Field Beans, Gravies, Mochai, Mochai in Chicken Curry, Mochai payaru

Here is another recipe Kathirikai with Mochai.

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