Kerala Kadhi- Moru Kootan (Buttermilk Curry)

I’m not particularly fond of Kadhi (Buttermilk curry) which is made in different parts of India in varied styles. But I find the Kerala version of kadhi just irresistible. In Kerala it’s called the Morukootan (Moru meaning buttermilk and kootan meaning curry). It derives its flavor from three main ingredients: buttermilk, pepper and coconut. You can even convert sour curd into this delicious dish. In my recipe I’ve used pieces of ripe banana which lends a slightly sweet twist to it.

Ingredients:

  • Curd – 2 cup
  • Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp
  • 4- 5 pieces of any vegetable (okra/lady’s finger / raw/ripe banana/ mango/ yam)
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Green Chili – 2
  • Coconut (grated) – 5-6 tbsp
  • Mustard Seed – ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves   – 1 stem
  • Salt – As required

Method:

  • Heat some oil in a pan and add mustard seeds
  • After it splutters add curry leaves
  • Add the pieces of vegetable (I’ve used ripe banana) and 1 cup water
  • Add salt and turmeric and let the vegetable cook
  • Grind the green chilies, pepper and coconut to a paste and add it to the vegetable
  • When this comes to a boil, blend the curd with 1 cup water and add it to the mixture
  • Adjust salt, stir well and remove from fire when heated. Do not let it boil.
  • Serve hot with rice

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serves- 2

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