Mor Kuzhambu | Buttermilk Kuzhambu | Vendakai Mor Kuzhambu

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Mor Kuzhambu/ Buttermilk Kuzhambu is an authentic stew of South Indian cuisine made with flavourful paste of coconut, green chillies, cumin and coriander seeds and finally mixed with curd. It is made in all South Indian homes and South Indian restaurants as a popular lunch main course. It is an excellent for simply mixing with hot rice and accompanied with spicy poriyal like beans paruppu usili or potato. Come, let’s see how to make this perfect and tasty recipe at home with easy method and step by step pictures.


Cuisine: South Indian

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


  1. Sour curd / yogurt – 2 cups
  2. Salt- as required
  3. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  4. Ladies finger (Okra) – 12
  5. Oil- 1 tbsp

To grind:

  1. Coconut- 4 tbsp
  2. Green chillies- 4
  3. Ginger- 1 inch piece
  4. Coriander seeds- 2 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds- 2 tsp
  6. Rice flour- 1 tsp

To temper:

  1. Oil- 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds- 3/4 tsp
  3. Curry leaves- a sprig


1. Preparation: Cut the ladies finger into 1 inch long pieces and set aside.

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add the cut ladies finger into it and roast in medium flame until it is cooked and brown spots appear.

3. Add 1/2 tsp salt and toss. Switch off and transfer it to a plate and set aside.

NOTE: Instead of ladies finger, you can add ash gourd/ vellai poosanikai to make this mor kuzhambu. Take 100 grams ash gourd, peel the skin and cut into cubes and boil in 1 cup water until soft and continue the rest of the steps.

4. To a large mixing bowl, add curd, salt and turmeric powder. (NOTE: we have already added some salt to ladies finger, so add accordingly)

5. Beat the curd well for 2 to 3 minutes with a wired whisk until smooth and creamy. This is the crucial step since unbeaten curd tends to curdle when heated.

6. Add items under “to grind” in a mixer and grind into a fine paste by adding required water.

7. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and allow to crackle. Lower the flame and add curry leaves and the ground paste and mix well.

8. Bring to a boil and add the roasted ladies finger and curd. Switch off immediately. Serve with hot rice and spicy curry or poriyal like beans paruppu usili or potato. Delicious and flavorful Mor kuzhambu is ready to eat.


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