Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Moru Curry/Moru Kachiyathu - Spiced Buttermilk Curry and Awards

Moru Curry/Moru Kachiyathu or Spice Buttermilk is the quickest and one of the most comfort food option for all Keralaites. Moru Curry is served with plain rice, thorans(Stir fry/Subzi) and any pickle of choice but we love to have it as it is also ;). Moru Curry have amazing healing effect as well, so if you are recovering from fever, you have lost your appetite or if your taste buds are not supporting you well start with this buttermilk to regain your health condition and appetite faster. So next time when you are down with fever/sick don't spent time making soups, just make this, enjoy it and get we soon :)

When we were kids, whenever we were sick this is one best thing our granny makes. Even when I have bitter taste due to fever I used to relish this and this used to be a great relief when I don't feel like to eat anything. Grandma used to make it with buttermilk and she don't do the seasoning if we are sick, oil is not said to be good when you trying are sick n recovering (these are little but great things you learn from elderly people). So try this healthy n delicious Moru Curry and Enjoy with a bowl of Rice or relish this in sips :).

  1. Yogurt as needed (I used around 2lbs)
  2. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  3. Coconut Oil/Veg Oil - 1 tbsp
  4. Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
  5. Pepper powder - 1tsp
  6. Jeera/Cumin - 1tsp
  7. Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  8. Whole Red Chilly - 3 
  9. Curry leaves few
  10. Coriander leaves chopped - 3 tbsp
  11. Green chilly finely chopped - 2
  12. Ginger minced- 1 tbsp
  13. Garlic minced - 1tbsp
  14. Shallots minced - 2 tbsp(2 or 3 small onions minced/finely hopped)
  15. Water - 1/2 cup
  16. Salt to taste
Preparation Method:-
  • Pour the yogurt in a wide bowl and beat very slowly with a spoon/fork/whisk just to remove all the lumps if any. Add water and stir slowly to mix and loosen the thick yogurt. Set aside
  • Heat up a thick bottom pan, pour oil, add Mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add Jeera/Cumin. (Keep the heat in medium when the mustard start to splutter)
  • When they start to sizzle add fenugreek seeds, few curry leaves, dry red chilies, 1 tbsp coriander leaves,  minced shallots, ginger, garlic and saute till they become light brown
  • Add the chopped green chilies, turmeric powder, pepper powder,salt and saute for few seconds(simmer the flame from med to low-med)
  • Pour the beaten yogurt slowly but stirring slightly in between. Keep stirring slowly till the buttermilk mix becomes warm.(You don't need to boil the buttermilk, it might curdle)
  • When the bubble start to form from the edges switch off the stove(If you are worried about the yogurt to curdle don't wait till the bubbles to form from the sides. Switch off the stove when the buttermilk is warm enough)
  • Add more curry leaves and coriander leaves, stir gently and serve warm with Rice and Thoran(Subzi/Sti fry).

Sending this to The Kerala Kitchen Event hosted by Roshan @ Roshan's Cuccina, Show me your hits hosted by Sangee Vijay @ Spicy Treats
Now on to awards, I don't no why I totally forgot to publish one of the best award I received and that too at the Kerala Kitchen. The Kerala Kitchen is a fabulous Monthly Event started by Ria and Rose that features any dishes inspired by the Kerala Cuisine. Last Month(Jan) this event was hosted by Kaveri  at Palakkad Chamayal and I'm happy and honored for winning the Best Picture award for Vazhakoombu Thoran. Thanks a lot Kaveri for choosing me for this award and wishing you all the best in the future blogging  :) 

I'm really happy to receive this Liebster Award once again from Hema @ Aromatic Cooking. Hema is one the wonderful blogger buddy with lot of innovative recipes and unique ideas, do check out her space to find out what she is been cooking ;)

"Leibster" means dearest in German and as with any award, there is bit of a ceremony involved.These are the rules if you accept the award:
  • Copy and paste the award on your blog. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award.
  • Pick your five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers who deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.
  • Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.

Now let me pass it over to:


  1. Moru Kachiyathu looks very tempting. In our part, the spicing is slightly different for Moru Kachiyathu and Moru Curry.

  2. congrats for awards
    curry is mouthwatering

  3. Wow!Congrats first of all.Thanks for your visit to my blog.
    What a colour! Moru kachiyathu looks awesome.

  4. Lovely moru curry , all time comfort food!!
    Congrats on your award too ESP the Kerala kitchen one..Wishing many more!!

  5. moru charu looks so tempting...nicely done!!
    will try your recipe sometime....lovely clicks dear!Congrats on your award n wish u many many more...
    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event:Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

  6. looks yummy dear.vl try this.......

  7. one of my fav curry, such a comfort food, Congrats on ur awards, Best Pic award is well deserved :)

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

  8. we do this differently but urs looks super tempting pratibha :).. i love the color & all clicks.. Congrats on your award and thanks for passing it on too me.. just came to read the post & was surprised..very pleasantly.. thanks :)

  9. Congrats on your award dear, the moru kachiyathu looks absolutely delicious, haven't tried this, lovely clicks too..

  10. new to your space and loved it totally..glad to follow visit my space too in your free time!! :)
    Kande Pohe

  11. hi prathiba, spiced buttermilk??
    yogurt too.. this dish looks very unusual and pretty..must try out your recipe..thanks dear and have a nice day

  12. love this a lot....
    looks perfect dear :)

  13. i make it almost the same way. only diff is that i dont use coriander leaves and cumin..this is my life saver on busy days

  14. Love this one. Nice clicks too

  15. congrats for ur award...and thanks for sharing the award..will get it as soon as...super mooru curry

  16. Loved the color a lot,I am sure it gives a great relief when we are sick and doesn't feel like eating anything and off-course it tastes great otherwise also..Garlic and tadka gives a nice aroma to the moru.....

  17. lovely recipe, happy to follow you. Do stop by mine when u find time!!!

  18. Wow congrats u got the award and thanks for passing it to me...

  19. Lovely yummy moru curry and congrats on the award.

  20. Congrats on your awards dear! This dish looks yummY!

  21. My all time fav curry..Congrtas on ur awards..

  22. I make this so very often at home....looks perfect!!

  23. Congrats dear!!!moru curry looks of my fav

  24. Nammude swantham mooru curry :) Ente veetil ithine moru kachiyathu nanu vilikaru :)
    Congrats on ur best pic award, ur pics are getting better and better lately :)

  25. Oh, this looks delish!! I would like to try out the recipe. Lovely!

  26. Congrats dear,you deserve it..keep rocking.
    Comfort food,love the color..looks so inviting

  27. I'm here because of the award. I receive it from Surabhi Nayak so, curious to see who passes her and it’s a long chain.
    Well congratz on your award..
    Happy to follow you..
    Hope you don't mind visiting my space soon.
    Keep blogging!

  28. I guess its similar to what we call mor kuzhambu.. Amazing pics! I'm off to make a moru curry demand to mom! :D

  29. this is somewhat same as our Gujarati kadhi..minus the besan that we use..I will give it a try for sure.

  30. this is like gujarati kadhi. I love kadhi. your looks creamy and delicious.

  31. first time here ... glad to follow you ... very yummy moru kachiyattu ... visit my blog

  32. first time here ... glad to follow you ... very yummy moru kachiyattu ... visit my blog

  33. this is something which i make almost everyday....yum yum yum


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