Thursday, 10 April 2014

Vendakkai Morekuzhambhu - LadiesFinger in Curd curry

Vendakkai Morekuzhambhu - Ladies Finger in Curd curry

I really love Morekuzhambu, it is tangy and refreshing. I believe this is basically a Kerala Dish. This gravy can be made with Capsicum, Ladies finger, White Pumpkin etc.

It tastes great with Rice and Arbi Fry.

Ladies Finger - 15 (Cleaned and cut into 2 inches )
Whipped Curd - 1 Cup
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Coconut - 1/4 Cup (Read notes)
Green Chillies - 6
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Coconut Oil - 1 Tablespoon
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 Teaspoons
Curry Leaves - Few
Salt - To Taste

  • Clean the ladies finger and roast it in a kadai with little oil.
  • Roast it well and add a pinch of turmeric powder in the end and keep it aside.
  • The Ladies Finger should be cooked during this roasting.
  • If the Ladies finger does not cook while roasting then sprinkle some water , close it with a lid and cook it.
  • Make a paste of Coconut, green chilly,salt and Cumin seeds.
  • This paste has to be smooth.
  • Place the roasted Ladies finger and the prepared paste in a kadhai and cook till the raw flavor is gone.Do this on low flame.
  • To this add the whipped curd (keep the stove on low flame) and switch off the stove when the gravy starts bubbling.
  • Now place a tadka pan on stove and add coconut oil and once the oil is warm add Mustard seeds and once they splutter add curry leaves.
  • Pour this over the prepared Gravy.
  • The curd should be little sour for this Gravy or Kuzhambhu.
  • Whip the Curd well using a hand whisk or pulse it in a mixer.
  • The quantity of coconut is directly proportional to the sourness of the curd (More sour, more coconut)
  • The consistency of the gravy should be Thick.


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