Let’s make Traditional Mor Kulambu (Buttermilk curry)


This is a Traditional Mor Kulambu (Buttermilk Curry). This easy and quick curry is very popular recipe in southern part of India, made with yogurt or buttermilk and various spices. It is primarily enjoyed for its delicious taste and flavors, and the uniqueness of Mor kulambu is made with veggies. These veggies are traditionally and commonly used in every where, that are okra(bhindi), pumpkin, brinjal, cucmber and bottle gourd It is not only quickly prepared, also gives you several health benefits like-

Probiotics, Mor kulambu is made up curd or buttermilk, which are the great sources of probiotics. Buttermilk has good bacteria that promote a healthy gut microbiota. Consuming foods rich in probiotics can help improve digestion and support overall gut health. This curry have cooling effects, especially during the summer. Mor kulambu also helps in weight management and provide you a feeling of fullness. Mor kulambu typically contains various spices and herbs and vegetables, which are rich in fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. These ingredients can contribute to boost your immunity.


  • Rice – 1 tbsp
  • Toor dal – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch
  • Green chilli – adjust to taste
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves 4-5
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut fresh grated – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  • Curd/buttermilk – 1 cup
  • Dry red chilli – 2 cracked
  • Veggies – 1 cup (okra, tomato, brinjal) add as per choice.
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • To prepare dal rice paste: Take a mixer jar, add soaked dal and rice, green chilies, grated coconut and cumin seeds, coriander leaves, turmeric and ginger. Add a little water and blend till it become smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  • For cooking: Heat some oil in a pan, add all the chopped vegetables(except tomato), turmeric powder. Now, add some water and cover it. Let them cook 4-5 min on a medium flame or till all vegetables cook well. And keep veggies aside for a while.
  • To make the curry base: Take a mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt or buttermilk until smooth. Now, heat some oil in a kadhai or wok. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and let it splutter. After that add dal rice paste in kadhai and mix all together well.
  • Now, add whisked curd/buttermilk into the kadhai. Combine the curd and mixture together as a base. After wards, add all cooked vegetables together along with chopped tomato. Let all material cook for about 3-4 min.

Your South Indian Traditional Mor Kulambu Curry/Buttermilk Curry is ready. Serve hot with rice or roti and enjoy the flavor of south Indian cuisine.

Macros of Mor Kulambu:-

Calories: 134 kcal

Protein: 3 g

Carbohydrate: 8.6 g

Fat: 8 g

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