Mochakottai is butter beans is a variety of pulses. It's health benefits are butter beans are extremely rich in protein and contain the eight essential amino acids required for a health body. They provide protein without adding many calories and saturated fats that the dairy and meat products generally do. They contain certain essential nutrients which are required for the detoxification process. Hence, they help in reducing the occurrence of certain inflammatory, degenerative, and cardiovascular diseases. Further, they help in maintaining the optimal health of the human body. Lima beans are major sources of both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. These dietary fibers bind the bile acids present in the intestines and slow down the metabolism of carbohydrates. This way, lima beans help in reducing blood cholesterol levels in the body. Good sources of soluble fiber, lima beans absorb water from the intestines and produce a gel-like substance which is essential for lowering the metabolism of carbohydrates in the body, thereby resulting in slow absorption of sugars from the intestines. Eventually, this prevents the sudden spike of blood sugar level after meals; benefiting diabetic people.
Navarathri 3rd day my neivedhyam was Mochai sundal.it was too tasty and a different sundal from the usuals. When it has so many benefits, why not try it?
Butter beans or mochakottai dried - 1 cup
Channa dal - 2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Red chilly - 3-4
Mustard seed - 1 tsp
Wash and soak the Mochai in water for 8 hours.
Pressure cook the beans for up to 3-4 whistles.
Heat a kadai, add little oil and fry red chilly, coriander seeds and Chenna dal.
Grind it in a mixer into a coarse powder.
Heat the kadai, add oil temper mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Add the boiled beans and salt. Close and cook for 3-4 mins.
Open and add the coarse powder and stir well. Close no cook for 5 more mins.
Yummilicious and nutritious Mochai sundal ready for neivedhyam...