Thursday 15 January 2015

Moru curry without coconut(Butter milk curry)

This is a traditional kerala dish which is very popular in malayalee households.  Its very simple and healthy side dish for lunch which goes well with spicy fish mulakittathu or fish fry.  Easy to prepare and healthy too.  


Moru (butter milk)            --  500 ml

Shallots                                --  5 to 6  OR

Onion                                   --   1

Ginger   chopped               --   2 tsp

Red chilli                              --  3 to 4

Turmeric powder               --  ¼ tsp

Garlic                                    --   5 to 6 flakes

Mustard seeds                    --   ½ tsp

Fenugreek                            --   a pinch or ¼ tsp

Curry leaves optional

Salt and oil



Heat oil in a pan  add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds when it splutter add chopped onion, ginger, garlic   fry till light brown then add turmeric powder, salt and broken red chillies fry for a minute add butter milk.  Stir continuously for 5 minutes do not allow it boil.  After removing from gas stir for few minutes.

This curry can be kept for 2 -3 days in refrigerator.

PS:  Butter milk should be at room temperature  otherwise it may curdle.