Mor Kuzhambu


Mor Kuzhambu is a simple dish made out of buttermilk. With mild flavours it tastes awesome when served hot with rice. For this recipe I have used Vellai poosanikai(also known as white pumpkin / winter melon). You can use Ladies finger(Vendakkai \Okra) instead of white pumpkin.
Mor Kuzhambu

 Ingredients:
  • Vellai poosanikai(white pumpkin / winter melon) - 1/2 cup
  • Onions -1 (chopped)
  • Buttermilk - 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 3 or 4 leaves
  • Coriander leaves (for garnish)
  • Mustard seeds (for seasoning)
  • Salt to taste
To Grind:
  • Toor dhal - 1 tbsp
  • Rice - 1 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 4 leaves
  • Green chillies - 2 or 3
Soak toor dhal and rice in water for half and hour. Grind the soaked dhal and rice with grated coconut, cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies.
 

 Method:
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves.
  2. Now add onions , fry till the onions become translucent.
  3. Add turmeric powder and saute.
  4. Add the grounded paste and saute well for about 5 minutes.
  5. Now add Vellai poosanikai and saute, add 1/4 cup of water and salt and allow it to cook until it becomes tender.
  6. Now add buttermilk and adjust salt accordingly.
  7. Once the buttermilk begins to boil turn off the flame. 
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.

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