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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
Hing-1/4 tsp
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
Red chillies-2

Other Ingredients:
Coconut-2 tbsp
Green chilli-1

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.
Click here for parupu usili recipe!

Have a great week ahead!!


  1. Welcome back Mahima, nice flavourful Mor Kulambu, I like it with hot rice!

  2. Glad to see you back with a delicious mor kuzhambu Mahi...delicious gravy..

  3. nice variation. and i love the black background!

  4. Delicious moar kuzhambu there. Varuththu araichchu vitta taste-ae thani illaiyaa?

  5. Varutharaicha mor kozhambu, delicious and colourful. welcome back

  6. Wow this is ma it with rice. Nice clicks and presentation...

  7. Lov elove this moru curry, i used to eat heaps of rice if mom mmade this.
    Looks delish.....

  8. This is my all time fav...gr8 with rice,yummy picture...

  9. Looks very very yummy Mahi... the paruppu usili would definitely be the best side for this... never tried mor kuzhambu this way :-)

  10. Perfect mor kuzhambu, same like my mom's version.

  11. I love morkuzhambu... can be made in a jiffy and pairs so well with usili or ennai kathirikkai :)
    love the picture!

  12. definitely every week I have to make this with roast aloo my hubby's favourite, I do fry the spices for making morkuzhambu but never tried this way, urad dal !!, I must try this definitely, the best in the click I loved was those little gorgeous looking bhindis peeping at us!!, lovely click mahi..

  13. did u used store bought yogurt or home made ? if store bought which brand pls let me know


  14. Sounds good to me! Will try next time,coz bored of the usual one!

  15. I i love to try diff.morkulambu..will surley try this too..

  16. Mor kuzhambu, paruppu usli & potato fry - unbeatable combination.. :)
    It's so tempting mahima.

  17. The spice which goes in this gravy are interesting!

  18. Wow,you r back. Hope you are settled down and will be blogging regularly.Love the mor kuzhambu.I prefer it with okra.The pic is very tempting.

  19. i made your moor kulumbu yday and it was fantastic,and share your recipe with my best friend.. thank you for the wonderful recipe...


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