February 24, 2011

Mor Kulambu

This Kulambu happens to be Arun’s favorite and he demands that I make it every Sunday so that he can have it with hot rice for lunch in the plate rather than in the lunch box what with   the rice getting cold during the lunch time. The easiest and less time consuming kulambu that could be made in a jiffy which also happens to be my comfort food. 
Mor Kulambu

You’ll Need: 
Curd / Yogurt – ½ cup
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste
To grind to a paste:
Fresh grated coconut – 3 tbsp
Raw rice - 1 tsp
Toor Dal - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies – 3
Ginger – ½ inch piece
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
For Seasoning:
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
Whole dry red chillies - 2
Coconut Oil - 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Wash and soak rice and toor dal for 30 mins. Then grind it to a smooth paste along with grated coconut, green chillies, ginger and cumin seeds.

In a bowl, mix together the curd, ground paste, turmeric powder, salt and required amount of water depending on the gravy and thickness you want.

Heat the coconut oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds. Once it pops add cumin seeds, whole chillies, curry leaves and add the mixed curd gravy to this tempering.

Keep the flame in the medium and bring the liquid to a boil and simmer for a few seconds. Once it starts boiling and rising to the top like milk does switch off the stove and transfer to the serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Note: I have used coconut oil as it adds a lot of flavor to the gravy. You can use any cooking oil.

Bon Appetit !!!


  1. Hmm that looks very interesting and delicious!

  2. You have got great space here...Mor kuzhambu goes well with usili...nicely photographed

  3. I agree, Its a comfort food. Addition of toor dal and raw rice must have made it extra tasty!Looks yumm

  4. delicious looks wonderful lovely colour

  5. Very very delicious..droolinggggg!!!


  6. this looks soo fresh and tasty !

  7. Radhika,

    Even i prepare the similar way..def its a quick fix kuzhambu..

  8. My all time favorite! Looks mouthwatering!

  9. Lovely color' love mor kuzhambu so much, refreshing.

  10. Ahh..perfect comfort food...sounds like a distant cousin of kadhi to me :)

    US Masala

  11. comfort food ..perfect with rice:)

  12. lovely yellow color..looks too good

  13. Looks delicious,loved the colour

  14. My favorite kuzhambu after vegayam-murungakkai sambar!
    Edible Entertainment


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