Thursday, August 20, 2009

Buttermilk Kuzhambu or Mor kuzhambu

Buttermilk Kuzhambu or mor Kuzhambu is commonly prepared in South India. It is easy to prepare and tastes great with hot steamed rice and potato fry.Today let us learn how to make tasty Mor kulambu following this easy recipe.

mor kuzhambu-Buttermilk kulambu

Mor Kuzhambu Recipe-Buttermilk Kulambu

Mor Kuzhambu

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategoryKuzhambu Recipes-Side dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Pumpkin-Ash gourd- 1 cup cubed
   Thick Buttermilk- 3 cups
   Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
   Salt as required

   For Grinding

   Grated Coconut -1/2 cup (loosely packed)
   Green chillies- 4 -5
   Tur dal -1 tsp
   Coriander seeds- 2 tsp
   Cumin seeds-Jeera -1 tsp
   Raw rice -1/4 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Coconut oil -1 tsp
   Mustard -1/2 tsp
   Curry leaves-little


Preparation

Soak tur dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and rice in a little hot water for 5-10 minutes. Grind it along with green chillies and coconut to a smooth paste and keep aside.

Cook pumpkin in a little water with salt until tender.

Method

Take buttermilk in a vessel, add turmeric powder, needed salt and cooked pumpkin.

Now dissolve the ground paste in buttermilk.

Bring it to boil and remove from flame.

Heat a tsp of coconut oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves and pour the seasoning over the kulambu.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or adai.

Note -Instead of white pumpkin, colocasia (seppan kizhangu), chow-chow or ladies finger can be used. In case if you are using ladies finger, saute it in oil until well cooked and then add to the kulambu.

Check out my Instant Mor Kuzhambu Recipe and my long list of South Indian Kulambu Recipes.

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23 comments:

  1. I have visited this blog first time. Nice.

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  2. really excellent recipes luv to the core...started cooking each sunday....

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  3. hi...... its a very useful blog...all dishes are delicious. i love the presentation too....started cooking....

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  4. hi....all dishes are delicious...and the presentation is excellent.

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  5. Dishes are simple to cook by any one and tastes good. kindly maintain the same way.

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  6. Padhu,
    You are doing a wonderful job posting culinary secrets online. The recipes I have followed so far just gives me mom's style and method of cooking. The aroma produced during and after preparation is an illustration.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Aravind

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  7. Hi Padhu,
    I recently got to know your cooking website and love your simple recipe steps. Especially this Buttermilk Kuzhambu is simply superb and mouth watering.
    Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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  8. I'm going to try this recipe. But can you specify this recipe will serve how many people?

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  9. Let's talk - I have written clearly in the last line that it serves 4-5 persons.

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  10. we can make K A L A N with this yogurt/it is essential part of kerala dishes,it will be in a solid state where as morekuzhambu is in a liquid state

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  11. Hi Padhu. I have tried quite a few of your recipe's best was Rava dosa. These are somethings we all make at home but as the elders they will say kuthu mathippa . its not enough if you know the ingrediets you need to have the proportions right..You blog has the proportions perfect it helps a great deal. Thank you.
    A small question regarding the Mor kolambu, at home we use sour butter milk. But being in a place that iam the curd doesnt go sour.
    In your receipe above you mean plain buttermilk or sour?

    Thanks in advance and keep blogging it helps beginners like me

    Anitha

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  12. Anitha -Thank you for liking my blog and recipes. A little sour buttermilk does taste good for mor kulambu but if you cannot get it, you can use ordinary thick buttermilk. I usually prepare mor kuzhambu with a day old curd.

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  13. hi padhu... shal i use refined oil instead of coconut oil?..becoz my family members were allergetic towards d coconut oil...whether it changes d taste or remains d same...kindly suggest me

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    1. Yes, you can add refined oil. It does not change the taste. But adding coconut oil gives more flavor to the kuzhambu but it is optional.

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  14. I found this post very useful ...i gain great confidence to try new dishes after checking the cooking methods from padhuskitchen web...thanks a lot padhu for ur innovative thinking..

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  15. Hi Padhu, I love all your recipes. I just wanted to know whether to add ginger to the mor kolambu.

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    1. If you like ginger flavor, you can add.

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    2. Jennifer -thank you very much for liking my recipes

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  16. Padhu.. Your posts are awesomatic. I have a good flair for cooking. I always look at your receipe before i try anything new...do you think you can add specific pizza receipe and how to make it using a convection oven. It will be helpful..if you have already posted one , please share the receipe or link..thanks for this wonderful step..way to go..

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  17. Hey Paddu... ;) its not Pumpkin. its winter melon with which mor kolambu is made.

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    1. It is ash gourd- pusanikkai in tamil. In Indian it is commonly referred as white pumpkin.

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