08 February 2012

Moru Curry / Kerala Style Simple Curd Curry

This little space of mine is where I want to jot down all the recipes passed on to me by my Mom, Amma, relatives and friends. I am so glad that, now I get to share these wonderful recipes with all my friends and the world who are on the look out for authentic vintage recipes. :)

Today, I would like to share an easy recipe that's so simple yet does not compromise on the taste at all. A quick curry to go with rice on a busy afternoon. 

(To serve 8 people)

Curd - 1 litre *
Water - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 8 cloves
Ginger - 1 (1 '' piece)
Green Chilly - 1 (or 2 as per spice level required)
Fenugreek seeds / Uluva - 1 tsp**
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

For seasoning
Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilly - 1
Split Black Gram/ Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs

In a bowl mix the curd with turmeric, chilly powder and water.
In a mixer or using a churner mix it well.
In a pan dry roast the fenugreek till it is brown and the aroma comes out. Powder it and keep aside.
Chop ginger roughly. Crush it along with garlic using a  mortar and pestle .
Chop green chilly into small pieces.
Pour the curd mixture into a kadai or deep pan. Keep it on very slow fire and keep stirring.
Add fenugreek powder, salt, green chilly and the crushed ginger garlic.
Keep stirring till the mixture is just warm and NOT BOILING.
Season with mustard, urad dal, dry red chilly and curry leaves.

*Make sure you use fresh curd that is not sour.
**It is best to use freshly ground fenugreek. It gives a distinct flavour to the curry.
Keep all the ingredients ready as you have to keep stirring.
You need to keep stirring so that the curd does not curdle.
You can store this curry for almost a week in the fridge.


  1. wonderful curry .. perfect for steamed rice..

  2. Wow delicious curry,will try with coconut oil next time while i prepare...really tempting and cute presentation...

  3. wow!!yummy and delicious curry..this version is really new to me...beautiful click rinku!

  4. kothiyavunnu......all time my fav.....superb dear

  5. That's a bachelor style curry. I would have made it every day if i had to cook just for myself :)
    Sounds really nice

  6. Love moru curry and this looks super yumm.

  7. Beautiful picture and yummy curd curry.

  8. Such a comforting dish:-)Lovely presentation..The little jug is adorable

  9. Wow lovely presentation. Yummy curry.

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  11. Nice and delicious one !! well presented !!

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  12. simple moru curry has beccome a star with your awesome pics

  13. Lovely recipe...we also prepare a similar curry with curd. A nice side dish with white rice!!!!

  14. Simple yet yummy one. nice presentation too

  15. very tempting and loved ur presentaion

  16. Lovely presentation..looks fabulous..yum

  17. This is my H's favourite.., I keep making this often.., lovely clicks, I loved the one with the jug.., Only I can't pick it up and pour into my rice :(, do visit me when you have time..,

  18. one of my comfort food...can have this anytime..lovely presentation...

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  19. Simply delicious curry, nice color n beautifully presented...

  20. woww,...loved the presentation Rinku.. then, i add kaya / chena / vellari to this.. snap is awesome yaar

  21. Hey Rinku nice presentation..looks yum..


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