Gluten FreeMor kuzhambu recipe | South Indian gravy

Mor kuzhambu recipe | South Indian gravy

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




  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.

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  • Add the ladies finger before serving.
  • 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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  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Hi Jeyeshri,

    Love the recipe, but would love it even more if there was a printable version of it. Right now, there is only the video, but no printable recipe. Thanks!



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