Mor Kuzhambhu/Spiced Buttermilk Gravy with Masala Vadas

Mor Kuzhambhu is a South Indian delicacy which is made out of sour buttermilk and other spices,can be  mixed with rice.This kuzhambhu can be made with veggies such as okra,white pumkin or with masala vadas, Urad dhal vadas which is one my family's favorite.Today I made this one with masala vadas and it is a easy way to use the leftover curd....


Sour buttermilk2cups
Onion(thinly sliced)1no.
Red chilly 3nos.
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Urad dhal 1tsp
Asafoetidaa pinch
Turmeric powder1/2tsp
Curry leaves1 sprig
Coriander leavesfor garnish
Salt a pinch
Oil 1tbs
To grind
Green chilly 6-7nos.
Ginger1 inch piece
Garlic 2 flakes
Black pepper 1/2tsp
Rice flour 2tsp
Roasted gram dhal2tsp
To make Vadas
Channa dhal1cup
Red chilly 6-7nos.
Ginger1 inch piece
Garlic 2 flakes
Fennel seeds 1tsp
Onion(chopped) 1cup
Curry leaves1 sprig
Coriander leavesas needed
Saltto taste
Oilfor frying


For the kuzhambhu

                            Grind the ingredients given "to grind" to a fine paste and heat a pan with oil, crackle the mustard seeds and urad dhal,add in asafoetida and red chillies.Saute the onions till transparent and add the ground paste.Now add in turmeric powder a cup of water and let it cook till the raw smell goes off.
Once its done add the buttermilk and boil it for one boil,turn off the stove.Finally add the coriander leaves.The kulambhu is ready.

For vadas
                 Grind the channa dhal,red chillies,ginger,garlic and fennel seeds to a coarse batter by sprinkling little water as needed.Mix in chopped onions,curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Take a small lemon sized, flatten it  and fry it in the oil.The vadas are ready.Add the fried vadas directly to the mor kulambhu and let it soak for atleast an hour.
Serve it with piping hot rice.

  • After the vada is soaked the kulambhu becomes thick so adjust the consistency while adding the water and do not add too many vadas.For the above measurement I added 12 vadas.
  • Instead of rice flour and roasted gram dhal a tbs of soaked raw rice and toor dhal can be used(originally).
  • While using the vegetables cook or saute it separately and add it while boiling.
  • Do not boil the kulambhu for a long time after adding the buttermilk,otherwise it will become watery and use the sour buttermilk(no fresh).
  • Tomato can also be added once the onion is sauteed and do not fry the vadas too much crispy.


wow, so delicious curry, love the recipe..

Totally new to me! :) Neat presentation..would love to have that vada soaking in the kuzhambu! :P

wow my favourite moor kuzambu with vada yummy,step by step pic very nice

Love this wonderful recipe..and lovely way to use up some leftover vadas too.

My hubby's favorite...He loves to have his vadas this way. Nice pic.

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Wonderful recipe....felling hungry now, looks tempting and absolutely yummy.

மோர்க்குழம்பு படங்களும் செய்முறை குறிப்பும் டேஸ்டியா இருக்கு.

Yum yum,makes me hungry..its been ages i prepared mor kuzhambu with masala vadas..

That luks just awesome. Great recipe to give it a try :)

AWesome recipe drooling over your vada pics......yummmmmmmy.

wow, that sounds doubly delicious :)

fried vada with mor kuzhambu looks super time will try your version...vada looks crisp and tempting me a lot :)

OMG this mouth-droolinnnnnn post, yummy recipe and looks divine. I'll try this recipe soon, thanks for sharing :))

more kuzhambu looks super delicious

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