Monday, August 20, 2007

Mor Kozhambhu

Mor a very simple South Indian dish made with Buttermilk(Mor).Vegetables like Okra/Egg plant/White Pumpkin can be added in Mor Kozhambhu.I made this dish with fried okra.

Okra Mor Kozhambhu,rice with Kathirikai poriyal(Egg Plant curry) has always been my fav meal combo! For those who are not very familiar with this dish, here is the recipe !


5-6 Okras (cut them into small pieces)
2 1/2 cups of Buttermilk
1/2 tablespoon of coriander powder
1 1/2 tablespoon of grated coconut
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 tablespoon of Mustard
2-3 Red Chillies
1 tablespoon of curry leaves
A pinch ofAsafoetida(hing) powder

Soak 1 tablespoon of Rice + 1 tablespoon of toor dal + 1 green chilli + 1 tablespoon of Cumin Seeds in water for 1 hour.Grind the soaked ingredients along with coriander powder and grated coconut with little water to form a paste.Add turmeric powder and the required salt to the butter milk.

Heat some oil in a saute pan.Fry the chopped okras for 2-3 mins.Keep it aside.Now, start boiling the buttermilk in slow fire.Add the ground paste, mix well and then add the fried okras.Stir well and cover the vessel.Meanwhile,in the same saute pan heat some oil and prepare tadka by frying mustard seeds,red chillies and curry leaves.Add tadka and a pinch of asafoetida powder to the boiling kozhambhu.Mix well and stir for few more mins.Adjust the salt.
Remove from fire and garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice !

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