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September 28, 2010


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Mom's morkuzhambu

I love morkuzhambu. Its the simplest , easiest , hassle free curry that can be prepared in no time. I usually follow my mil’s method.For a change ,i  tried my mom’s method today.My mom never adds turmeric powder but i used here for a nice color  ..My mom always add masal vada in this kuzhambu. That gives an additional flavor and taste. Sometimes she adds ladys finger too. But i dint add anything here Sleepy..I just added shallots  , njoyed with hot rice and carrot-beans poriyal. Slurpppppp…. it was yummmy.Drooling

1 cup - 200ml
For 1 person:
  • Sour Buttermilk – 1 cup
  • Gram flour – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Salt & water – As needed.
To grind :
  • Coconut –2 tbsp grated
  • Green chilly – 2-3 nos (small)
  • Garlic – 2-3 cloves
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Shallot / small onion – 2 nos
  • Jeera / cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
To temper & saute:
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1/2 no (pinched into two)
  • Sambar onions/ shallots – 10 nos (finely chopped)
To garnish :
  • Coriander leaves – a few
Method :
  • Grind all the ingredients given under "to grind" to a smooth paste.In a bowl whisk the sour curd and add little water,salt, ground paste ,gram flour and mix well..
  • In a kadai temper the items given above and add it to the buttermilk mixture.
  • Keep the bowl in medium flame and allow the buttermilk to boil & rise.
  • Mix with the ladle and again allow it to boil for few seconds.Never roll boil.Keep the flame medium.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve hot

Note :
  • Do not allow the buttermilk mixture to roll boil.It should just raise.
  • Roll boiling makes the gravy watery and lose all its taste.Hope u all know this..:)
Mom's morkuzhambu 1

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  1. You are so right,I make more kuzhambu when ever I don't feel like cooking ;) But yet love it! Never tried with garlic,will try sometime!

  2. Looks very authentic and delicious. I have an event going on in my blog just like your Blog Title, if you are interested please link your entries.

  3. My all time favourite, i love mor kuzhambu anytime..

  4. I am going to make ti today. I love it too.

  5. Moar kuzhambu with shallots and garlic? i have to try this version of your mother! You have got me geared for some moarkuzhambu Chitra.
    I am done with today's lunch..so probably this is for tomorrow.

  6. My fav too.. have to try this method.

  7. My fav kuzhambu...looks so gud and tasty

  8. Hi
    I am from Bangalore too.Could catch up sometime,liked your blog content.

  9. This version sounds interesting..........

  10. Wish i could just grab that plate and sit and enjoy the food.

  11. Looks very authentic...comforting n delicious!
    Mom's recipes are always the best:)

    US Masala

  12. Wonderful recipe...sounds best as it is from Mom's special preparation...

    Tasty appetite

  13. I love all versions of More kuzhambu. I never added garlic to it. Mom's recipes always rock !!!

  14. looks so tempting and perfect.. lovely color dear.. awesome job !!

  15. love Morkuzhambu...looks so inviting and yummy!!

  16. I love morekuzhambu.Your click is soooo tempting with that porriyal by the side..Yum yum

  17. Thank u all dearies. Do try this and let me know :)

  18. looks so delicious and sooo tempting.

  19. Delicious and very tempting...looks just like my mom's morkulambu

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  20. love morkozhambu, it's a weekly event, and my H is an expert in it!, for him anytime M time! with Aloo curry!, I never used to make it with Garlic sometime back I don't exactly remember whose blog it is, I think Tina's blog I saw she uses garlic in her morucurry I tried it out and well, as always everybody liked it!, Lovely click chitra! but I have not used shallots for seasoning may be next time I will do that too.., your poriyal is looking gorgeous, I can eat it with my Rasam now :)), if I could grab it from the screen!

  21. Hi Chitra,

    Yummy morekulambu...I made this almost everyday for lunch..This was during my spinster days...simple and easy...Going to join in your blog now!!:)



  22. Thats such a mouthwatering recipe. Loved the clicks.

  23. nice recipe and a nice piece of info

  24. Replies
    1. I don't get you.If u use sour curd,more kuzhambu will be tasty.

  25. Hi chitra,
    Wen I was alone at home I was very lazy to so I blogged an easiest recipe came across this one & ennai katharikai kuzhambu. Tried it & I liked it very much yet to try pavakai pitlai
    Thanks u so much as the ennai katharikai gave a hit in my neighbour hood home.. Happy cooking

    1. Thank u so much for the feedback :) Iam very happy to know it

    2. Thank u so much for the feedback :) Iam very happy to know it


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