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Mor kuzhambu recipe | South Indian gravy

by Jeyashri suresh
Mor kuzhambu recipe

Mor kuzhambu recipe with video

Mor kulambhu is a traditional south Indian yogurt based gravy . It tastes heaven with hot rice and parrupu usli. Mor kuzhambhu is a creamy yogurt gravy , which is loved by all our family members. It tastes good with Yam fry and Seppankizhanghu fry

Mor kuzhambhu

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 4

    Yogurt| curd  1 and 1/2 cup
     Toor dal  1 tblsp
     Coconut (grated)  1 tblsp
     Green chili  2
     Cumin seed| jeera  1 tsp
     Ladies finger   5
     Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
     Asafoetida  2 pinches
     Curry leaves  few
     Coconut oil   2 tsp
     Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
     Red chili   1
     Salt  as needed
     Cooking oil  4 tsp  
                                                         Video of mor kuzhambu



mor kuzhambhu


  • Soak the toor dal in very little water for 15 mins. Beat the curd nicely using a whisk  and make it as buttermilk. The butter milk should be thick. Add salt as needed , turmeric powder and asafoetida to it and keep it aside.

morkuzhambu 3

  • Grind the soaked toor dal,jeeragam green chillies and coconut into a fine paste.
  • While grinding this don’t use water,use the buttermilk we have kept aside. This will prevent from the mor kulambhu becoming watery.

morkuzhambu 2

  • Meanwhile cut the ladies finger and fry it till golden brown using a non stick pan and keep it aside. Add little salt to this while cooking.
morkuzhambu 1
  • Then add the paste to the buttermilk we have kept aside.
  • Keep the flame small and cook till frothy.
  • Once it becomes frothy switch off the flame.
  • Do not allow this to boil like we do for sambar or vatha kuzhambu.
  • Temper mustard and red chili in coconut oil and add to this.
  • Add curry leaves.

morkuzhambu 4

  • Add the ladies finger before serving.

mor kuzhambhu

  • Transfer it to a serving bowl and do not cover it fully immediately. Slightly cover it and when it is warm then fully close it.


  1. I have added toor dal to this recipe, you can replace with raw rice too.
  2. Some people add dhaniya or coriander seeds to mor kuzhambu. Check my kalyana morkuzhambu recipe for that version.

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Shobana senthilkumar September 17, 2009 - 3:24 am

Hi jeyshri,
nice step by step procedure,mine is litt;le bit different from urs….nice pic:)

RAKS KITCHEN September 17, 2009 - 4:54 am

hmmm…..Yummy,I love ladies finger in more kuzhambu,perfect combo!!!

Sushma Mallya September 17, 2009 - 5:48 am

Nice colour, lovely pic and seems delicious too….will try this weekend…

Chitra September 17, 2009 - 10:50 am

I was searching for a morkuzhambu like this..very simple , looks superb !! Bright picture , nice step by step explanation..:) planning to try ur veg biriyani this weekend..will let u know 🙂

priya September 17, 2009 - 11:14 am

wowwwww…moru kulambu n fried okra looks so tempting!…delicious!!!!

admin September 17, 2009 - 12:23 pm

Thank u all for leaving ur comments here.

Priya September 17, 2009 - 2:54 pm

wow..more kulambu romba nalla erukku..it is not easy to make this like any other kulumbu..it can curdle anytime..i think urs is best..keep blogging more

admin September 17, 2009 - 3:05 pm

Thank u so much priya for ur encouraging comments

Meenakshi Sankaran September 18, 2009 - 1:46 am


More kozhambu is my favorite dish. Your presentation is simply awesome. Now all I need is some paruppusili and I am ready to eat. 🙂

admin September 18, 2009 - 4:36 am

Meena its absolutely pleasure to serve u.Catch the flight soon.

rekhas kitchen September 19, 2009 - 6:56 am

looks so delicious nice color little different then mine.

Saraswathi Iyer September 19, 2009 - 3:19 pm

Hi Jeyshri superb photo and I love mor kozhambu.. so you are getting an award. Pls collect it from my blog.

Sriram V Iyer September 20, 2009 - 6:16 am

AWESOME 🙂 – I'll try it and let you know how it went!

Your pics are awesome too!

admin September 20, 2009 - 6:55 am

Thank u so much rekha and sarawathi.
Sriram welcome, Try it and i bet surely u like it more.

s September 20, 2009 - 8:42 pm

great recipe..love this dish..also must say its so detailed…very helpful..

Home Cooked Oriya Food September 21, 2009 - 11:10 am

Lovely step by step procedure… I posted a similar one too…

Priya September 21, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Thanks Jeya for ur encouraging words, first time to you space too..More kuzhambu looks fantastic….U have a lovely blog too..

admin September 21, 2009 - 1:57 pm

Thank u so much priya for visiting my blog

LORANDI September 21, 2009 - 3:53 pm

I love Morkulambu. My recipe is almost same, except that i add a little coriander seeds too while grinding the paste.

Sowmya January 28, 2012 - 3:29 am

droolworthy morkuzhambu..will finish the whole bowl..looks awesome..!

Sujatha Sivakumar January 14, 2013 - 3:45 am

very good. It really helped me with the quantities. aCtually I had gotgot confused with what my mom makes and that my mil makes. Well you told me exactly the way my mom makes. This one is called "Pachai mor kozhambu". Well thanks a lot.

RENU March 13, 2013 - 1:51 am

it s looking so n ice n tasty.

P NATHAN April 12, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Good recipe. Thank you for sharing. Nice pictures.

I added some garlic and onions before frying the okra… gives a better texture and smell to the kozhambu.

veena sitharram June 23, 2013 - 9:32 pm

Hai nice i like ur all receipes i tried 5 receipe in ur website thank u so much

priya dharshiny August 4, 2013 - 9:11 am

Jeyshree thank u ur recipe helped lot a lot
And came out very well

SsS August 12, 2013 - 10:14 am

haii nice receipe my husband liked so much

arunsark August 8, 2015 - 7:35 am

Thanks for sharing such wonderful array of recipes
Your blog is a life saver for me
I am learning cooking reading your blog
Great effort

Strawberry November 28, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Thanks. I tried this one. It comes excellent in taste.it is my fav dish. I have followed your instructions. Thanks again.

nooru nisa October 17, 2016 - 8:31 pm

Can we use coconut milk powder instead of coconut

jeyashri suresh October 18, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Never tried but i am not sure whether it will workout good or not.


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