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Kachiya Moru

Buttermilk(Moru) curry
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


  • 1 litre Curd or Buttermilk fairly thick
  • 1/2 cup Coconut grated
  • 3 nos Pearl onions Kunjulli
  • 2 nos Garlic pods
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds Jeerakam
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Ginger A small piece, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek powder Uluva
  • 5 - Green chillies slit
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • Salt As reqd
  • Chilly powder optional


  • Grind together coconut, garlic, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, 2 to 3 slit green chillies and a pearl onion into a fine paste.
  • Mix the paste with the buttermilk and add curry leaves and salt to taste.
  • Keep on low fire.
  • Keep stirring till buttermilk is fairly warm. Do not let it boil.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add two finely chopped pearl onions, ginger and remaining green chillies.
  • When they turn brown, add fenugreek powder and pinch of chilly powder.
  • Pour the above seasoning into the buttermilk mixture and mix well.
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