July 12, 2016

Kalyana MorKuzhambu (Creamy & Spiced Yoghurt Stew)

MorKuzhambu made in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts are entirely different from the one made in Chennai, Trichy and Tanjore districts. Especially the Morkuzhambu served in Tamil Brahmin marriages are very unique with distinct flavour and divine taste. Paruppu usilli is the best combination to have with Mor kuzhambu rice in some parts whereas in my place people make a gravy called Pitla(i) with Brinjals or Bittergourd to have with MorKuzhambu rice. Morkuzhambu itself serves as the best side dish to have with Puliyodharai.


Pre time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

Kalyana MorKuzhambu (Creamy & Spiced Yoghurt Stew):

Thick Buttermilk (blended Curd without lumps) 300 ml
Lady's finger 10 and oil 3 table spoons for frying them
Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds 1 tea spoon each
Coconut oil 3 tea spoons for seasoning

For MorKuzhambu Paste:

Coriander seeds 2 tea sppons
Chana dal 1 tea spoon
Thur dal 1 tea spoon
Raw rice 1 tea spoon
Green chillies 4 and 1 Red chilli
Cumin seeds 1/2 tea spoon
Shredded coconut 3 table spoons

Except coconut and chillies soak rest of the above ingredients in water for 30 minutes.

Add them to the coconut and chillies  with required salt for the Kuzhambu and grind to very fine paste with water and keep aside.

How to make Kalyana MorKuzhambu (Creamy & Spiced  Yoghurt Stew) ?

Wash the Lady's fingers, wipe them to dry with a cloth.
Remove the edges and cut to an inch pieces.
In a pan heat oil and shallow fry them to golden brown and keep aside the veggies.

Add a cup of water and salt to the butter milk, Add the paste too and  blend well and keep ready.
Now heat a pan with coconut oil.
Do the seasoning with mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
Once they splutter and the fenugreek becomes brwon add the turmeric powder and the curry leaves.
Now pour the buttermilk stuff to the pan and stir well.
Wait till the bubbles form around the pan. Add the fried veggies to the pan.

Give one more stir.
Wait till the stuff starts to froth up. Switch off the stove.


  1. This type of Morkuzhambu usually prepared in madurai and ramnad districts also

  2. I recently learnt few recipe from a chief cook, who cooked for my niece wedding. One among them is this morkuzhambu.

    1. Wow...expecting few more delicacies from you very soon in ur blog

  3. Instead of vegetable, cut tomatos in thin slices and fry as mentioned above and add it like mentioned. You will amazed with the taste. Try this. LVR