10 April 2012

Moor Kulambu

My maternal grandma has celebrated her 89th birthday recently...She makes exotic dishes,really ruled out many hearts through her cooking....Of course,the cooking spirits ,one of the gift i have inherited from her...Her most dishes are vegetarian  as she almost lived like a brahmin..I only remember how she drilled me in the hot kitchen during my college days..Sometimes,she never left me out,until the cooking part is done for the day....I wasn't interested into cooking those days.She dont remember the recipes now but I cud recollect many dishes how it tastes...

Recently she gave a dairy of 1987 with many recipes where she itself written in tamil....Here,is the one of the recipe from dairy..

Mor Kulambu
To grain
Bengal gram dal-1/2 tbsp
Toor dal-1/2 tbsp
Dhania/Coriander Seeds-1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Soaked Rice-1 tbsp
Ginger,chopped-2 inches
Coconut,grated-1 cup
Green Chillies,Slited-3

For kulambu
Sour Curd-500 ml
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Asafoedia-1/2 tsp
Oil-1 tsp
Red Chillies-2
Mustard-half tsp
Curry leaves-Optional
Salt -3/4 tsp

1.Churn the curd into creamy texture,add salt and Asafoedia
2.Dry Roast the dhals,cumin seeds and dhaniya.Cool it and grain with rice,coconut and green chillies

3.Heat the pan,pour the oil,add the mustard ,allow it to splatter,add onions,red chillies and Curry leaves.
Fry till onion turns truculent.

4.Add the paste to the pan

5.And the buttermilk too

6.Add turmeric and check the salt..Stir and bring it to boil,add some spongy bonda

To make sour curd,keep the curd out for whole day and move it to fridge during night,So the sour curd can be ready to cook in the morning...If u had  left over curds,u can also use them to make this version of kulambu...I have added bonda,but i can enjoy with just onions too..

I am very glad and grateful for her,i had wonderful memories by her....Whenever this song is played in TV,she never fail to call and hear from me....Wishing her very good health and Long Life patti....


  1. Paattis kaipakkuvam are always the best. Nice kulambu

  2. Yummy kuzhambu, looking forward to more recipes from the dairy..

  3. wow so lucky to have your Grandma around. That diary is a treasure for u.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. one of my fav...
    looks perfect priya :)

  5. Delicious and tasty kulamhu,looks so tempting.One my family's fav. and make it very often with masala vadas.

  6. I can survive for many days with this kuzhambu,makes me hungry..

  7. Yummy and healthy moru kuzhambu

  8. A very emotional post there Priya.Such a valuable recipe to have..SO nice of you to share it here..I too pray for her..

  9. Flavourful n yummy curry, looks yum

  10. Greetings to your Grandma on her birthday!! The curry seems really flavorful.


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