Saturday, August 18, 2012

Okra Mor Kuzambhu


I prepared Morkuzambhu and potato box curry for lunch today. Few weeks back I made mango morkuzambhu. For Today’s recipe , I used Lady’s finger ( Vendaikkai ) and the ingredients used is different.

This is a simple and delicious recipe that goes well with steaming rice and hot spicy curry.

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Okra or Vendaikkai ( Lady’s Finger ) – 6 to 7 ( Medium )

Coriander seeds -  3/4  tbsp..

Toor Dhal -  1 tbsp

Cumin seeds-  1 tbsp

Rice -  1 tbsp

Yoghurt or thick butter milk –  2 cups

Coconut -  3/4 cup ( shredded)

Red chillies (whole ) – 2

Green chilies – 2

Salt – as per taste

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Oil –  2  to 3 tbsp


1) Soak Toor dhal , Coriander seeds , Cumin seeds , Rice in water for 10 – 15 mins

2) In the mean time , take the yoghurt or thick butter milk in a wide bowl and whisk ( use a whisker or matthu ) until it is creamy. Add turmeric powder , salt and mix it well. Keep it aside.

3) Wash and dry pat the lady’s finger and cut into small pieces. Take a pan and fry the lady’s finger in the oil until it is well cooked and crispier

4) Take the Coconut , green chillies , red chill's along with soaked ingredients and grind it to a smooth paste.Add it to the yoghurt mix.

5) Add the fried lady’s finger to the mix. Keep the mor kuzambhu in a low flame until a froth comes up ( it should not boil as the yoghurt will curdle )

6) Do the seasoning with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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  1. Delicious, one of my favorites :)

  2. Nice. Have you tried Mor Kuzambu with fat free/low fat sour cream. It is quite delicious too?


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