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Mor Kuzhambu

Mor = Buttermilk; Kuzhambu = Stew. Mor Kuzhambu = Stew made with yogurt!

MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

I’m bringing another traditional South Indian recipe from my mom’s kitchen today. This time, it’s a yogurt based stew served with rice. We call it the Mor Kuzhambu (for zha – twist your tongue and say La :D ). Like any “traditional” recipe, this one too has very many variations depending on which region of South India you’re from. I personally love my mom’s version the best and I hope you do too.

You can have this as a side to rice, dosa, idli, upma etc. I personally only eat it fresh and with hot rice. ;)

MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

To grind, we use –
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

In a pan, heat a teaspoon oil and add the hing. Add methi & urad dal seeds and saute till an aroma starts to come
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

Add the ginger, Green Chilli, Tuvar Dal and saute for a minute.
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

To a blender, add the Coconut and the sauted ingredients.
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

Blend to a smooth paste
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

Add to the yogurt (at room temperature)
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

Beat well to mix everything together
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

Meanwhile… to a pot, add the water, chopped pumpkins, turmeric powder, salt and keep on a medium high stove
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

Boil for 10-12 minutes or until the pumpkins are tender and the water reduces a little
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

Add the yogurt mixture and mix well
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

Let it come to a gentle boil and switch off. Do not reheat as there is yogurt in the stew.
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

For tempering – heat oil, add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves and switch off. Pour into the stew and mix. Serve with hot rice & stir fried veggies….
MOR KUZHAMBU RECIPE | South Indian Iyengar Mor Kulambu

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Mor Kuzhambu
 
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Serves: 4-8
Ingredients
To grind:
  • 2 Tablespoons Tuvar / Toor Dal (Split Red(Brown) Gram), soaked in water for 30 minutes to soften
  • 2 teaspoons grated Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Methi seeds (dry fenugreek seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon Urad dal (split black gram)
  • 6 Tablespoons Grated coconut
  • ¼ inch solid Hing / 2 teaspoons Hing Powder (Asafetida) {optional - recommended)
  • 4-5 Green Chilli (or dry chilli)
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
Others
  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt / Curd, beaten smoothly
  • 4 cups Water
  • ¼ pound White Pumpkin, chopped to big cubes (as much or as little)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust to taste)
For tempering
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Black Mustard Seeds (Kadugu / Rai)
  • 2 tablespoon roughly chopped Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta / Karuvappilai)
Instructions
  1. In a pan, heat a teaspoon oil and add the hing. Add methi & urad dal seeds and saute till an aroma starts to come
  2. Add the ginger, Green Chilli, Tuvar Dal and saute for a minute.
  3. To a blender, add the Coconut and the sauted ingredients & Blend to a smooth paste
  4. Add it to the yogurt (at room temperature) & Beat well to mix everything together
Meanwhile...
  1. To a pot, add the water, chopped pumpkins, turmeric powder, salt and keep on a medium high stove
  2. Boil for 10-12 minutes or until the pumpkins are tender and the water reduces a little
  3. Add the yogurt mixture and mix well Let it come to a gentle boil once and switch off.
  4. For tempering - heat oil, add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves and switch off. Pour into the stew and mix.
Note
  1. Do not reheat as there is yogurt in the stew. If there is leftover, you have to have it cold or let it come to room temperature.

 

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  • amcath May 3, 2014, 12:56 pm

    Nice south Indian food . I will have this in hotel. I ll try to prepare on my own.

  • Deeksha October 14, 2013, 11:37 pm

    Tried the stew recipe today. It was pretty easy to make and turned out quite nice! Thanks!!

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