Mor Kuzhambu…

After a busy office day, i usually like to prepare a dinner which does not take much time…One of the preperations that falls into this category is Mor Kuzhambu, roughly translated as Buttermilk soup ( i guess)…



Kadalai paruppu (Channa Daal) – 1 tsp
Thuvaram paruppu (Toor Daal) – 1 tsp
Coconut – 1/2 cup
Green chillies – depending upon taste
Mor (Buttermilk) – 2 – 3 cups (preferably a little sour)
Cunin seeds – 1-2 tsp
Salt according to taste
Turmeric powder – 1-2 tsp
Cooked & slice White Pumpkin : 150 gms

1. Soak kadalai paruppu, thuvaram paruppu and jeera (cumin seeds) in water for 30 minutes.
2. Grind these soaked daals with coconut and green chillies into a fine chutney.
3. Mix this chutney in buttermilk and add turmeric powder and salt to it.
4. Add the cooked white pumkin to this buttermilk (mor) mixture.
5.  Heat the buttermilk mixture till it boils once and remove it away from the stove / gas.
6. Garnish with curry leaves and serve hot with rice…

Always keep in mind that this preperation cannot be reheated again on the gas..Alternatively one could use the microwave oven to heat the Mor Kozhamby

~ by priyaskitchen on September 11, 2007.

20 Responses to “Mor Kuzhambu…”

  1. Hi priya,
    Nice Morekuzhambu, and goodtip on reheating.

  2. I have only made this once 🙂 you are tempting me to try again 🙂

  3. I love MorKazhalmbu, had multiple times last month with my homegrown Gourds!:))
    I love the way you presented it, like dessert!Looks delicious!:))

  4. Latha: ya the reheating tip is very important for mor kuzhambu
    Raaga: you should make it again, this also tastes very good with Idiyappan or what tamilians call as sevai…
    Asha: Thanks..oooh home grown gaurds…thats a luxury for people like us who live in appartments…

  5. Hi Priya, the dish looks nice and comforting indeed 🙂

  6. I always say simple dishes are the best.
    I love morkuzhambu.
    It is one of my favorite.
    It looks really good.

  7. Sunitha & Happy Cook: Comforting, simple yet delicious preperation…

  8. nice, site, priya. am adding you to our blogroll.

  9. hi bee..thank you… 🙂

  10. Super !! Priya , kalakitinga !

    I really appreciate your efforts ! You make cooking seem so simple and easy ! Chance e illai ! Mor kuzhambu recipe super o super !! Yenna pondra NRI Tamizhsku idu oru vara prasadam !

  11. hi hussain…thanks for visiting my blog and hope you enjoy the recipes…. 🙂

  12. just had a small doubt priya … do u know how to make kadi ? Have u heard of the north indian dish kadi ? thats very similar to the mor kuzhambu we tamils have , but something’s different…dunno what !

  13. hi hussain..kadhi is very similar to mor kozhambu..the difference being, the north indians do not use the coconut gound mixture in the recipe, but they use besan / gram flour mixed in the curd. One needs to add salt and turmeric powder to it and bring the whole thing to one could add some mustard ssed as seasoning…

  14. hey thanks ! 🙂 . looking forward to reading more recipes .. the mor kuzhambu turned out well ! though i had to suffice with desiccated coconut ! 😦 … do u have recipes of rajma on ur blog?

  15. hussain: as of now i have not put rajma..will do it soon…. 🙂

  16. Came out pretty well. Thanks. I checked your blog to verify the recipe which I once remembered.

  17. Can we use the American buttermilk purchased from the American grocery stores (non-Indian)?

  18. Harish: hi..thanks..glad u liked it…
    Suresh: sorry but i am not too sure wat ‘american buttermilk’ is? else u can also make it at home by making curd out of milk and adding water to it and using it for the recipe…

  19. hey… new to your blog…my mil makes it the same way but she uses very little coconut and also puts a little rice to give a thick consistency.

  20. Just made it for lunch and tastes good!. I did add an extra ingredient – a small piece of ginger. Thanks!

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