Moru Curry Recipe – Seasoned Buttermilk Without Coconut

post modified on December 17

Written by Puja

Moru Curry Recipe is a simple, tangy, spicy and aromatic Kerala style seasoned buttermilk. Moru curry can be served with steamed rice along with some side dish.

moru curry recipe

A couple of days back, my daughter had a poem recitation competition at her school. And she was a little reluctant to participate.

That’s when Dilip recited a poem to her and she instantly took the paper from him and started reading the poem out loud. The next thing we knew, she was all ready to participate in the competition.

moru curry

Her enthusiasm was worth seeing.

She practiced and practiced until she perfected it.

After the recitation competition, we happened to meet her class teacher and she was ga-ga about the performance.

So, you might be wondering about what this poem was, that made a little girl who was reluctant to participate, go and do wonders in a poem recitation competition.

It was a poem about girls/women and the poet was none other than Dilip.

So, the essence of the poem was on the multiple roles that women play and the amount of multi-skilling that they do. And it also spoke about why they should be given their rightful respect and due.

The poem had a nice flavor to it. It spoke about some of the Hindu goddesses and how they are considered the source of strength and knowledge and how they were a representation of one of the many “bhava(character)” that a woman plays in her daily life.

When my little daughter completed reciting the poem at home, I felt a kind of pride. I felt a sense of satisfaction that I am being recognized.

That my husband put it in words and that my little daughter so enthusiastically got ready to recite it, meant that they took pride in recognizing me and my efforts as a woman.

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Moru Curry Recipe – Seasoned Buttermilk Without Coconut

Moru Curry Recipe is one of the simplest recipes which can be prepared in a very less time. The main ingredient of this recipe is curd which is easily available most of the time. Moru Curry can be served along with plain rice and any side dish of your choice preferably Dry Aloo palak Recipe.

So whenever you feel like making something simple and less spicy then I would suggest to go for this combination. This combination is not only tasty but it has all the goodness of healthy ingredients.

So try it out and share your experience with us.

moru curry

Moru Curry Recipe

Moru Curry Recipe is a simple, tangy, spicy and aromatic Kerala style seasoned buttermilk. Moru curry can be served with steamed rice along with some side dish.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: moru curry recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Puja


  • 1/2 thick Curd / Yogurt litre
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 4 Dry Red Chillies
  • Curry Leaves few
  • 1 tsp Ginger crushed
  • 5-6 nos Garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed


  • Add curd in a big bowl and whisk it to a silky texture.
  • To this add water and whisk it to get a semi thick buttermilk consistency.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds to it and let it crackle.
  • Add fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chilies and let it splutter.
  • Now add curry leaves, ginger, garlic and green chilies and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add Onion and fry until slightly browned.
  • Add turmeric powder and fry until the raw smell of turmeric goes off.
  • Keep the heat to low, and slowly add curd to the wok.
  • Keep stirring continuously, until it just starts to boil.
  • Do not let the curry boil.
  • Switch off the heat.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Serve Moru Curry with steamed rice along with some side dish.


Try using sour curd or buttermilk for tasty moru curry.
Whisk the curd or buttermilk properly before adding it to the curry base otherwise, it may curdle out and you might not get the desired consistency.
Stir the mixture continuously and gently after adding buttermilk to distribute the heat uniformly in the mixture.
Always add salt after the pulissery has cooled a little or at least lukewarm.
Adding salt to buttermilk while heating will also curdle it.
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