Pachai Mochai Koottu( Lima Beans Lentil Gravy)

Serving:2 |Type: Side Dish


Mochai -1 cup
Thoor Dhal -¼ cup (cooked)
Chili Powder -½tsp
Coriander Powder -½tsp
Turmeric -¼tsp
Onion -2tsp(Diced)
Salt -to taste
Water -1 cup


Oil -1tsp
Urad Dhal -½tsp
Cumin -½tsp
Red Chili -1
Curry Leaves -few


  1. Peel the skin of the pod and take out the seeds, just like fresh peas.
  2. Pressure cook dhal for 2 whistles and turn off the stove. Dhal should be ¾ cooked.
  3. Take a vessel, pour water, mochai, all powders, onion and salt boil it until vegetable cook soft. Cover the pot with a lid while it is cooking.
  4. Now add cooked dhal and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Take another pan heat with oil add seasonings fry without burning.
  6. Add into the cooked vegetable, then turn off the stove.
  7. Serve hot with rice.


  1. You can use frozen mochai also.
  2. If you like grind coconut 2tbsp and cumin 1/2tsp add into the koottu.
  3. In Hindi it’s called surti-val papdi or valoure papdi. You can find in the Indian groceries frozen section.
  4. Instead of thoor dhal you can use mung dhal also.
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One Response to “Pachai Mochai Koottu( Lima Beans Lentil Gravy)”

  1. Subha says:

    Thanks a lot for posting “Thai Pongal” recipes. You have taken so much effort in preparing all these recipes before pongal and have posted with pictures. Great job :)

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