Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More kuzhambu/ Okra yogurt curry

More kuzhambu is a popular vegetable stew based on buttermilk. This dish is very popular in my household (and also at both my parents and in-laws). The thick and creamy texture makes it a great compliment to any meal.

Serves up to 3 people
Preparation time: 15 minutes


300 grams of Okra(Ladies-finger) 
1 cup of yogurt beaten
1 dry red chilly
1 tbsp of rice flour
1/4 tsp of turmeric
1 tbsp of oil
salt as required


2 tbsp of grated coconut
pinch of turmeric
1 tsp of coriander
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 inch of ginger
1 tbsp of yogurt
5 curry leaves
2 green chillies


1/2 tsp of mustard
1 red chilly
5 curry leaves
1 tsp of oil
pinch of asafoetida


1.Heat oil in the pan, add  okra, turmeric, salt and red chilly. Saute for 5 minutes and sprinkle some water.  Add the rice flour and saute well. Close the lid till the okra is cooked.
2.While the okra is cooking, dry roast cumin and coriander till they turn golden brown. Grind them together with the items mentioned in grinding together in to a paste. 
3.Add the ground mix to the okra and yogurt. Cook in simmer flame, bring it to boil.
4.Heat oil in the pan, add the seasoning and transfer to the kuzhambu. Serve with rice.

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