Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kachiya Moru | Spiced Buttermilk Curry

Moru Kachiyathu
When there is a shortage of vegetables to cook for lunch or when I need a quick fix curry or when I am feeling particularly lazy(ahem) for an elaborate side dish,I resort to this buttermilk curry.It is not actually a curry per se,more of a spiced buttermilk.

It gets done in a jiffy and tastes delicious with a simple upperi on the side,for us always beetroot whenever there is a 'yellow curry'.
Moru Kachiyathu

Kachiya Moru/Moru Kachiyathu


Moru/Buttermilk - 2 cups
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green chilly - 1
Red chilly - 1
Ginger - 1/2 tsp,chopped
Small onions/Shallots - 3-4,sliced thinly
Turmeric/haldi - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


Beat the buttermilk well and keep aside.
Moru Kachiyathu-step1 
In a kadai add oil and splutter mustard seeds and add the rest of the ingredients starting with green chilly,red chilly,ginger,curry leaves and small onions.
Moru Kachiyathu-step2 
Saute till the onions start getting golden brown.
Moru Kachiyathu-step3 
Mix in the turmeric powder and salt.Switch off the flame.
When the kadai is cool warm to touch,mix in the well beaten buttermilk.Close with a lid and keep warm till serving.

  • Do not add the buttermilk to the hot kadai since it would curdle and would not look pleasing(though it would taste just fine!)
  • The curry could be made as thick or thin according to your liking,since I was serving it as a side dish with rice,I made it towards the thinner side.
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  1. what will i not give to dunk my hands in this curry and lick it clean.. and the idea of eating steamed rice, upperi and this curry is almost heaven

  2. simple comfort food this is! btw, i can't see the last pic in the post

  3. ok wait, after refreshing page, i can see it :)

  4. this is my favorite all time easy peesy curry... just like u said, nothing to cook, i just go ahead and make moru curry.

  5. Looks so authentic n delicious moru...

  6. I love this spiced buttermilk curry :-)

  7. Wow creamy curry...looks yummy

  8. A perfect comfort food for me..love my kadhi chawal! Lovely clicks Divya.

  9. Mmm very nice easy to cook thanks divya


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