Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut

Buttermilk seasoned with shallots, ginger and spices. This is a very easy and yummy curry which can be made in no time.  It is a must side dish with rice at any house in Kerala :)

Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconutButtermilk seasoned with shallots, ginger and spices. This is a very easy and yummy curry which can be made in no time. It is a must side dish with rice at any house in Kerala :) Notes - Incase, if buttermilk is cold, switch off the pan after preparing the seasoning. Let it rest for couple of minute...

Summary

5250
  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinekerala
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Preparation Time5 minutesPT0H5M
  • Total Time15 minutesPT0H15M

Ingredients

Indian Curd (Yogurt)
2 cups
Mustard seed
1/4 tsp
Dried Red Chilly
5
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Shallots (Small Onion)
6
Ginger (chopped)
1/2 tbsp
Garlic (chopped)
1/2 tsp
Fenugreek powder
1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
Chilli powder
1/2 tsp
Coconut Oil

Steps

  1. Prepare buttermilk - Mix curd and water in a mixi using pulse mode.  Water quantity depends on the thickness of the curd and the consistency of moru curry that you need. For the set curd or thick curd of 2 cups, you might need around 1/2 cup water. It's the best if yogurt has sour taste.
  2. Thinly slice shallots. Chop ginger and garlic into small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Following that, add dried red chilli and then curry leaves.
    Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut
  4. Add chopped shallots, ginger and garlic.
    Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut
  5. Once it's sauteed, add fenugreek powder, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Mix well and saute for a minute. Add oil if needed.
    Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut
  6. Reduce the flame to the lowest. And then add prepared buttermilk.  Add sufficient salt. Stir it well.  ** On a high or even medium flame, buttermilk can get curdled. Also, make sure that buttermilk is at room temperature.
    Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut
  7. Buttermilk has to just get heated. Do not allow it to boil. Stir it in between. It might take around 5 minutes.
    Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut
  8. Serve it with rice :)
    Moru Kachiyathu / Kachiya Moru / Seasoned Buttermilk without coconut

Notes - Incase, if buttermilk is cold, switch off the pan after preparing the seasoning. Let it rest for couple of minutes to reduce down the heat and then add buttermilk. Switch on the flame and keep it at the lowest.

Coconut oil tastes the best for this recipe. You can replace coconut oil with sunflower oil / vegetable oil if needed.

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