Moru Curry ~ Simple Buttermilk Curry

We all have our share of comfort food, isn’t it? Some food that gives you a lot of memories, or even if there are no memories, the feel of having it is just out of the world. And the best part is – most of these food are just very normal food, nothing out of the world, made with minimal ingredients and in a jiffy.


Umma always makes this moru curry to pair with sambaar for rice. More than the sambaar, I prefer this moru curry. Once everybody is done, I would drink up the remaining, just like I do to her tamarind rasam. Most of my Saturdays, I resort to this curry as it just whips up in no time and tastes just too good with rice. My idea of nice cozy lunch has to be some rice with this moru curry, beans stir fry and nice fat piece of fried fish, preferably king-fish! Sheesh… I am feeling hungry now… ever since we have shifted, I have not even made a decent meal! Hmm… Off to this easy peasy recipe…



Moru Curry ~ Simple Buttermilk Curry

Course Main
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 dried chillies
  • 5-6 curry leaves


  • Combine all ingredients from yogurt to salt in a blender till it becomes smooth. There should be no bites of shallots or chilli.
  • In a small saucepan, heat oil. Splutter mustard and cumin seeds.
  • Add the dried chillies and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds.
  • Minimize the flame to the lowest and slowly pour the yogurt mixture. Keep on simmer for 3-5 minutes - do not boil. Boiling will cause breakage of the yogurt.
  • Switch off and serve with rice!

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  1. moru curry illathe malayalikalkku ooonundo elle ???nammalu cumin idarilla pakaram uluva idarundu..anyway ithu kandittu ippo thanne choru kazhikkan thonnunnu πŸ™‚

    1. Uluva sounds good… adutha pravashyam try cheythu nokkaam! Thanks a lot Rani… πŸ™‚

  2. very nice πŸ™‚ resembles too much too besan curry in looks πŸ™‚ i am loving this buttermilk curry

    1. Thank you so much Monu… Maybe only resemblance is there, nothing else, hehe… πŸ™‚

  3. Enikku kothiyavunnu ithu kandittu…….this week I will make it…. πŸ™‚ an all time favorite one……. πŸ™‚ hope u wud visit my space too….

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  4. Lovely dish ,I make this often

    1. Thank you so much Jayanthi…

  5. True.. nothing can beat the simple home food

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  6. More curry with vazhakkai chenai mezhukupuratti is my comfort it any your version of moru curry

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri… even I love that mezhukupuratti!!!

  7. Wow Moru curry with beef fry . yum yum

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  8. My all time favourite dear.. looks yum

    1. Thank you so much Farin…

  9. So simple yet great in taste…

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  10. yummy!! so comforting!!

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  11. tis version hv not tried will make it tomm.. yummy one

    1. Hope you try and enjoy it Kalpana… thanks a lot…

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