Mor Kootaan

Morkootaan or mor kuzhambu is one of my favourite recipes. It is one of the kerala recipes. You can make this with Chembu(Colocassia), Elavan(Ash gourd), Pooshani(White pumpkin), Urulai kizhangu (Potato), vazhaikaai (plantain).



Buttermilk – 250 ml or 1 large glass

Curry leaves – few

Turmeric powder  -A pinch

Salt – As required

Vegetables (White pumpkin/potato/plantain/yam) – few pieces

For Tempering

Coconut oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

For grinding

Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp

Green chillies – 3

Coconut – 1/2

  • Take any one of the given vegetables, cut into a medium sized cubes and pressure cook it.
  • In a kadai, add the cooked vegetables with little water, salt and allow it to blend for five minutes.
  • Now add the buttermilk and turmeric powder.
  • Simmer the stove and allow it to form foam.
  • Now switch off the stove and keep it aside.
  • Grind the cumin seeds, coconut and green chillies into a smooth paste.
  • Mix it with the buttermik.
  • Serve with hot rice and papadam.

Note: When you have an excess buttermilk you can make this gravy.

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