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How to Prepare Delicious Moru Kootan (Yoghurt and coconut curry)

Moru Kootan (Yoghurt and coconut curry). A delicious tangy yoghurt coconut curry mildly spiced with turmeric, cumin and fenugreek seeds. Moru curry is a typical Kerala dish made with yoghurt (or buttermilk) and coconut. vegetables like kumbalanga, kaaya or chembu are added. Very refreshing yoghurt based curry:)…Similar to mor kuzhambu in TN I guess…Next timeI make, I'm going to try this recipe for sure Moru Kootan – My husband's favorite dish.

Moru Kootan (Yoghurt and coconut curry) Today I am doing a post on Elavan moru kootan i.e. Moru kootan is a tasty curry for rice. It is a tasty delicacy from Kerala. You can cook Moru Kootan (Yoghurt and coconut curry) using 15 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Moru Kootan (Yoghurt and coconut curry)

  1. You need 1 inch of plantain pumpkin green or white – cut into cubes , about 1 cup.
  2. It’s 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder.
  3. You need 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder.
  4. You need 1/2 tsp of salt.
  5. You need 1 of tamarind tiny piece (about a 1/4 inch ball) of.
  6. Prepare 3/4 cup of coconut grated (fresh or fresh frozen that.
  7. You need of has been thawed to room temperature).
  8. Prepare 1 tsp of cumin seeds.
  9. You need 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder.
  10. You need 1 cup of Dahi yoghurt plain or (thick).
  11. Prepare 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
  12. Prepare 1 tsp of mustard seeds.
  13. Prepare 1 tsp of methi seeds (fenugreek ).
  14. It’s 1 sprig of curry leaves fresh.
  15. Prepare 2 of medium size dry red chills, broken into halves.

It is called as morozhichu kootan or moru curry.. A rich and creamy curd-based gravy that is perfect with rice. A delightful curry dish, with a surprisingly sweet taste. Adapted from Extending the Table cookbook.

Moru Kootan (Yoghurt and coconut curry) instructions

  1. Take the cut vegetable in a pot and add about 1 cup water. (You may need to adjust this quantity depending upon the vegetable you are using for the moru kootan. -For chembu(arabi) and green plantain, about  1 cup is needed, for white pumpkin, you will need less since it cooks faster)..
  2. Add the red chilli powder, the turmeric powder, the tamarind and the salt and cover the pot with a lid and cook on medium flame for about 5 minutes. Check after 5 minutes stirring the vegetables a little bit.  If they have become slightly soft by now, take the lid off and cover for further 2-3 minutes till there is very little water left.  Turn the stove off..
  3. Next take the coconut in  a blender (or food processor) and add the cumin seeds to it and the 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (note I have noted turmeric twice in the ingredients list for this reason as I am using it twice).  Take 1 cup of warm water and blend the coconut and cumin mixture till it is nice and fine. (about 2-3 minutes on high for a regular blender)..
  4. Then add the 1 cup of yoghurt and again blend it once more for about 30 seconds..
  5. Next pour the mixture into the pot with the cooked vegetable and stir.  Now put the stove back on low to medium heat till you see a few (about 3-4 bubbles) coming up. This should take about a minute or so and immediately turn the heat off. (This is a very important step otherwise your yoghurt will curdle).
  6. Finally, for the tadka, heat coconut oil in  a tadka (small pan) pan.  Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter, add the methi (fenugreek) seeds and heat for about a minute on low flame until the methi seeds change color to golden brown.  Next add the curry leaves and the dry red chillies and put the heat off immediately.  Pour this garnish oil into the pot with the sauce and stir..

It is savored through out South India under various regional names – "Majjige huli" in Karnataka,"Mor Kuzhambu" in Tamilnadu,"Pulissery/Moru kootan" in Kerala and "Majjiga pulusu" in Andhra Pradesh. In simple words, this delicious dish can be translated as a mildly spiced coconut – yoghurt based curry. Moru Kootan (Curd Curry, Yogurt Chutney): A quick and simple curry made with yogurt that can be had with adai, roti, dosa etc. Moru kootan is a special curry made in Palakkad part of Kerala. Moru Curry is a common dish in every Malayalee household.

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