Mor Rasam – Thanjavur Special

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Also Known As¬†Buttermilk Rasam. Perugu Pulusu. Majjiga Saaru. Mor Rasam. Today’s recipe is shared by this nice person, Mr. Vasudevan , my blog reader (a non-blogger, silent reader…just in case, if you wanna know!), who hails from Calgary, Canada. Looks like he himself has a quite a bit of collection for a wonderful South Indian [...]

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Kashmiri Baingan Kadhi – Awaken Your Senses!

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Eggplants in Yogurts based Sauce:(Kashmir Style) Other Names: Kathirikai Mor Kuzhambu. Vangaya Perugu Pulusu. Baingan Kadhi. Kathirika Mor Curry. Ingredients: Indian eggplants 5-7 slitted twice in the middleFresh, sweet yogurts (I mean not sour) 2-3 cupsGinger 2″ grated/mincedGreen cardamom 3 pods crushedKashmir red chilies 3Cumin seeds 1 teaspoonSaltKashmir Chili powder 1 teaspoonGhee/butter for pan frying. [...]

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Hara Mung Kadhi – What To Cook??

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Pachai Payiru Mor Curry: Why would someone want a funny story behind the recipes? Its very simple, storytelling at root…began with food! Remember Mommy’s stories that fed you extra lump?! Awakening memoirs always percolate underneath food related stories. Life is all about food and celebrations. Many adults, enthusiastically recall their past’ often revolving around experience [...]

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Palak Kadhi / Pasalai Keerai Mor Kuzhambu – As Healthy As It Looks!

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Spinach in Yogurts Based Curry: Other Names:Palak Mor Curry. Pasalai Keerai Mor Kuzhambu. Palak Kadhi. Spinach Mor Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Baby Spinach 1 large bowl fullYogurts 4 cupsSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonOil few spoons. Wet Grind these to a Thick Paste: Pepper 1-2 spoonsGreen chilies 5Thoor dal 1 cup – soakedTomato 1Ginger 3-4 inch size. [...]

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Sarson ki Saag Kadhi – Mustards Greens in Buttermilk Gravy

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Kadugu Keerai Mor Kuzhambu: Ingredients: Mustard greens 1 bunchYogurts 4 cupsSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonOil few spoons. Wet Grind these to a Thick Paste: Pepper 1-2 spoonsGreen chilies 5Thoor dal 1 cupTomato 1Ginger 3-4 inch size. peeled.Garlic 4 -5 cloves For Tempering: Mustard seeds 1/2 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 spoonUrad dal 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonDry [...]

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Keezhanelli Mor

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Keezhanelli Mor: Phyllanthus amarus/ Phyllanthus nururui is the Botanical of this fragile plant! It is called Keezhanelli in Tamil. Keezh – Under/Underneath and Nelli – Berry/ goose berry/ amla!! This teeny plant has sesame seed sized leaves and underneath each leaf blade, it posses black mustard sized berries, which looks exactly like microscopic amla/gooseberry…Oh Tamilians [...]

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MTR Rava Idly

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Rawa Idly: (MTR style) Steamed Pancakes. Semolina Steamed Cake. Spiced Idly. Spicy Sooji Idly. MTR – Rava Idly. Well, now if I claim its MTR style rawa idly, don’t think that I opened a ready MIX MTR rawa idly packets!! MTR – Mavalli Tiffin Rooms, Bangalore is famous for this rava idly…it is said that [...]

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Mor Milagai / Sun Dried Chilies

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Mor Milagai Vatral: Mor Milagai Vathal. Mor Milagai. Dahi ki Mirchi. Pacha Meerpukkai Vadiyalu. Buttermilk Chilies. Sun Dried Chilies. When I was a little kid…Mommy used to make batches and batches of Vadaams, Vatral and Appalams…stuff like that during summer vacation! I used to assist her and admire her greatly. It really used to be [...]

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Mor Koozh / Ragi Porridge

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Mor Koozh: Raagi-Buttermilk Soup. Kezhvaragu Koozh. Finger-Millet Cold Soup. I just don’t know….how to explain this recipe. See…you could consider this as ‘Cold Soup’….If you want! This is simple man’s food, back there. I don’t thing….its till in practice tho’. Maybe in some parts! Yeah…..this soup/kanji is prepared a day early in the evening. It [...]

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Vellari Mor / Cucumber Buttermilk – Beat the Heat!

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Vellari Mor:Cucumber Butter Milk. Keera Majjiga. Ingredients: Cucumber 1/2 – peeled and cored Butter milk 1-2 cups Salt as per taste Lemon juice 1-2 spoons. Method: Peel cucumber and core the seeds away. Now finely chop them. (I prefer chopping better than grating. As in grating we loose much of it water content) Now beat [...]

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