November 10, 2009
Special Mor Kuzhambu(Spicy coconut-buttermilk gravy)
Mor Kuzhambu is a typical South Indian dish made with buttermilk and coconut-green chilli-cumin paste. This recipe is slightly different from the usual. The addition of roasted spices makes the gravy flavorful and taste better.
Thick Yogurt-1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-a few
Any one vegetable of your choice(lady's finger/capsicum/pumpkin/chayote squash)-1/2 cup chopped into big pieces
Spices to roast in 1/2 tsp oil till golden brown:
Urud dal-1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds-1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Roast the spices mentioned above and grind along with coconut and green chilli with 1/4 cup water to a smooth paste.
If you are using lady's finger(aka okra) or capsicum, fry it in 1 tbsp oil till it is cooked.
If you are using, pumpkin or squash, boil it with water and a pinch of salt till it is cooked.
In another vessel, mix yogurt with 1/2 cup water and beat well. Add salt, hing, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Add the ground paste and prepared vegetable. Simmer for 5 minutes. Do not stir while cooking. Turn off the heat and stir.
Season with mustard seeds and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with hot rice, ghee and beans parupu usili.
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Have a great week ahead!!