Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Val / Hyacinth Beans Sambhar

Val/Hyacinth beans r known as Mochai in Tamil...few days back i prepared as sambhar with val/hyacinth beans just for a change, i usually prepared them as Kuzhambhu with tamarind extract n other spices...i felt that this sambhar was also too good n everyone at home liked it much..this is completely a protein packed gravy coz of beans n dals, used for making this gravy..Sending to CWS- Hyacinth Beans guest hosted by Siri.

1/2cup Val / Hyacinth beans
1/2cup Toor dal (cooked)
1no Onion chopped
1no Tomato chopped
2nos Green chillies(slit opened)
1tsp Vadagam r  mustard seed +urad dal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Sambhar powder
5nos Curry leaves

Soak the dry val beans in water a day before r else overnite.. pressure cook them upto 2 hisses.. keep aside..

Heat oil in a pan n add the vadagam, asafoetida powder n let them splutters, vadagam is a typical tamilian seasoning balls usually they r prepared one year before,which will give a special aroma to gravies also while preparing greens..if u dont have vadagam no problem u can prepare the tempering by mustard seeds n urad dal...add the chopped onion n tomato piees n let them cook for a while..add the green chillies n cooked toor dal with enough salt n water n bring them to boil..

Add the sambhar powder n cooked val /hyacinth beans to the boiling dal n cook until the veggies get well cooked..add the curry leaves n put off the stove..

Goes awesome with hot rice topped with ghee n served with papads!!!


  1. oops..yes,the beans is full of proteins..but you made a sambar out of it..interesting...loves your spirit

  2. hey samepinch I also posted for same event today nice combo mixing mochai and tour looks intresting will try next time

  3. Sounds interesting and definitely a powerhouse of protein, good one!

  4. My mom makes sambar and kuzhambu too. We all love both ways. Good one!

  5. very different. never heard of hyacinth beans. :) nalla iruku paaka.

    yeah nethu nalla thoonginen priya :)

  6. yummy yummy sambar and healthy too yaar..

  7. I usually don't add toor dal to beans sambar, this variation looks yumm.

  8. Thanks friends for stopping by n leaving ur comments

  9. Thanks for the lovely entries priya...expecting more..:))


Thanks for visiting my blog n leaving ur valuable comments...Really am very thankful to u for taking time n reading my recipes.

Please note that any comments with seperate links to any external websites or blog events or advertisements may not be published. Thanks for understanding the same.