Feb 152012

Simple yet very tasty recipe. Moor Kuzhambu is butter milk stew which can be made in a jiff.


Sour curds –1 cup

Green Chillies –3

Channa Dal –1 Tbsp

Urad Dal —1/2 Tbsp

Coriander seeds –1/2 Tbsp(optional)

Coconut Shredded –1 handful

Salt –to taste

Turmeric powder –1/4 tsp

Curry leaves —few

Coriander leaves —few

Okra (lady’s finger) —4 to 5 (cut in to bite size)


Oil –1 Tbsp

Red Chillies —1 no

Asafetida (hing)–a pinch


1. Heat oil and fry green chillies, channa dal, urad dal, coriander seeds(optional) and coconut gratings for few mins.

2. Grind them in to smooth paste and keep aside.

3. Whisk curd in to butter milk either in a blender or with hand.

4. Shallow fry okra in oil till they are crisp and the color turns dark brown to black.

5. In a kadai heat oil and ground paste along with buttermilk and mix well.

6. Add salt and turmeric powder and let it boil in low flame.

7. When the stew froths and starts to boil switch of the flame.

8. In a small pan, heat oil for tempering. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add red chillies, asafetida and once they are lightly brown switch of the flame and add this seasoning to the stew.

9. Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.

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