Mor kuzhambu is a easy and quick fix for a south Indian tamil lunch fix. Adding onion in the masala we grind, makes it really flavorful. Full video recipe.
I love mor kuzhambu, though already I have two versions, again I am posting this one is coz, this is my most favorite, the way my mom and MIL does. The only difference between the one made by them is, my mom grinds the paste coarsely, while MIL grinds smoothly.
Believe me, though both are similar recipes, it’s flavour and texture is so different. I was not a big fan of this until I got married. Once MIL made this and I told her I don’t like mor kuzhambu, but when I had it, I loved it. Then realised that only the coarse ground items were bothering me. These days I love to make it with onion only and loving it a lot. So here’s my one more version.
Mor kuzhambu with onion recipe
Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 1 Hr soaking time | Cook time: 15 mins | Serves: 2
Curd – 1 & ½ cup
Vegetable (I used banana stem) – ½ cup
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Salt – As needed
Coconut – ¼ cup
Toor dal – 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Small onion – 1
Ginger – ½ inch piece
Green chillies - 4
Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard – ½ tsp
Red chilli – 1
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Mor kuzhambu method:
- Soak toor dal atleast 1 hr. Gather the rest of the ingredients under 'To grind' table. Meanwhile you can boil the vegetable you are going to add in mor kuzhambu.
- Grind the ingredients under 'To grind' table, in a blender to a smooth paste.
- Beat the curd smoothly. Mix curd, ground paste, turmeric well. Adjust water, approximately one more cup of water.
- Heat this over the flame and add the boiled vegetable.
- When it is about to boil, froths and raises switch off the flame immediately and temper with the items given under 'To temper' table and mix in the kuzhambu.
- Beat the curd smoothly before mixing the ground items. If not beaten properly, the kuzhambu may break and look like curdled milk.
- Do not boil the kuzhambu, just when it is about to boil, switch off the flame.
- You can use any vegetable like chow chow/ chayote, white pumpkin, brinjal, ladies finder etc.
Serve with rice and potato curry or paruppu usili the best combo.
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Hi Raks, it shud be 1/4 tsp turmeric or 1/4 cup?
Hi without adding green chillis does this kulambu tastes gud
Hope u ve missed the green chillies in the 'to grind' list.Nice mor kuzhambu.
Updated the recipe correctly. Thanks for pointing out
Alboni - Boni's Healthy Twists
Nice recipe !!! Can I use rice instead of toor dal ?
Love it. Thanks for step by step instructions
Nice recipe. i thought you are going to add onion ass a vegetable. Some people add onion or any Greens too to Morkuzhambu.
Hi Raji. Am a big fan of your blog and your recipes. Tryly feels like the way I would want to make the things my own way is just so much like yours with that home touch! I especially love your south Indian and baking recipes. Thank you for making my life simple! 🙂
One kind request. If you can please update recipe titles as well as ingredients with Indian or English names. I find myself lost at times when trying to infer some south Indian recipe of yours that I miss out on making everything that you post.
Once again a big thanks for all your wonderful work here!
Raks I m new to this website I like your website you have provided everything in details with pics I want to appreciate you raks .
I must be thankful to u raks for sharing wonderful recipes,,, great going. tastes superb with simple ingredients
Hi raks I m prathosh from Chennai in Google when I was searching something accidentally I got into this website I have to thank God rajeshwari for that. Dishes simply nice and way you have explained pics too good dear . appreciate you whole heartedly
Tried this yesterday, it came out well. Thank u.