Monday, December 21, 2009

Moru Curry



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Moru Curry is a traditional side dish at any keralite home , perfectly blends with chicken , fish , meat or vegetables, This dish is basically yogurt sauteed with mustard seeds and shallots, some variations of theses are by adding either mango, pineapple, raw bananas, white cucumber etc . The addition of veges just makes it more hardy and filling. I remember having this dish almost every few days but still was never bored of it , if nothing kalan or pulissery is always there which are the other names for this yummy dish.
This Year as Christmas is just around the corner the one thing we all look forward to is the warmth, and goodness, with our family and yes ! the yummy food. This dish was a regular side dish for all Christmas dinner's we had along with the family and still is .There are always the popular ones like chicken curry , beef olatheyadhe and pork vindaloo. Along all the other dishes are on the list I decided to share this one something simple and super easy still so tasty!! It perfectly complements the non-vegetarian dishes sort of adding a added comfort level to the dishes.
What u need:
1 shallot chopped
5-6 red Chillies


  • 1 teaspoonful garlic chopped




  • ½ tea spoon Turmeric Powder
    ¼ tea spoon Methi (Uluva) Powder
    ¼ tea spoon Cumin (jeera) Powder

    2½ cup Yogurt (Curd)


  • salt, oil, mustard seeds, and curry leaves.

    Heat oil in a deep set pan add mustard seeds , red chillies, garlic curry leaves and chopped shallots.
    Stir for a while and then add the turmeric powder, methi powder, cumin powder and salt.
    Now add some water. Cover it and cook for some time.
    When cooked well, switch off the stove, and after a while add the whipped yogurt to it, stir well.
    add the whipped yogurt gently in to the pan with stirring it .
    Add salt in the end with constant stirring . U can also add coconut milk for a rich flavor .
    Other options also include adding cooked cub sized veges like white cucumber, raw banana or pineapple too.
    Enjoy with rice !!


    6 comments:

    Siri said...

    this is so new to me. I always make the besan-yogurt kadhi..:) will try for sure and let you know.

    Happy Holidays,
    Siri

    MR said...

    Sure Siri!
    do try this it is very refreshing

    Sook said...

    raw bananas in the curry? i would have never thought of that. this looks so great!

    lemonytree said...

    need to keep stiriing uo...or u will end up like my moru ...phata hua..he he he

    MR said...

    Sook u hve to cook the bananas before adding t the whipped yogurt
    usually green bananas are prefered

    Yes! Lemony tree I gree keep stirring , actually i don't keep the moru on the stove for very long .

    Pavithra said...

    The noore curry is interesting looks yummy...

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