Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thunukku Mor Kuzhambu | Kunukku Mor Kuzhambu Recipe | Traditional Buttermilk Curry From India

 Kunukku Mor Kuzhambu Recipe

Hi Supermoms,

I know many of you must have guessed from the name of this dish that it is a heirloom recipe. 

Yes, you are absolutely right. It is a family recipe and my mother makes it very often . 'Thunukku/Kunukku' means 'small pieces ' and is usually referred to shapeless small pieces of fried snacks. 

I have used basic Mor Kuzhambu recipe for making the gravy. For the thunukku, grind the batter with only a few drops of water. The batter has to be stiff and coarse to get the right texture ( very crispy) or else, it will become vadai( softer). I have earlier shared the Vadai Mor Kuzhambu recipe with you all. You can refer to that post for stepwise pictures. 

Add the thunukku just five minutes before you serve the kuzhambu . Tastes great with hot rice and a teaspoon of melted ghee. 

Recipe Courtesy: Mrs. Praba Ramarathinam 

 Thunukku Mor Kuzhambu Recipe :

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

To soak  and grind  ( soak for 15 minutes) : 

1/3 cup fresh coconut ( chopped)
2 teaspoons roasted gram/pottu kadalai
1&1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds/jeera
1-2 green chillies ( adjust)

Other ingredients :

2 cups curd ( whisked)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste

For the vadai / thunukku :

1/2 cup channa dal/ bengal gram
3-4 dry red chillies
pinch of asafoetida 
salt to taste
oil to fry 

For tempering :

2 teaspoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves ( roughly torn)

Method :

1. Grind all the ingredients given under ' to soak and grind' along with 1/4 cup water into a thick paste and set it aside.
2. Soak the channa dal along with dry red chillies for 30 minutes and grind it coarsely , just adding few drops of water. 
3. Transfer it to a bowl, add salt and mix well.
4. Heat oil in a kadai/wok/pan and when the oil is hot, drop small portions of the batter into the oil.
5. Cook over low to medium flame till the thunukku is crispy .
6. Drain in a kitchen towel and set it aside.
 7. In a deep bottom vessel add the whisked curd, turmeric powder, the ground spice paste and mix well.
Chef tip : Add 1/4 -1/2 cup water to the curd so that the kuzhambu does not become too thick. You can decide the consistency according to your taste preference and adjust water quantity accordingly. 
8. Place the vessel over low flame and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes only and switch off.
9. Add the thunukku  to the kuzhambu .
10. Heat a small pan or an iron ladle with coconut oil and temper with mustard seeds and  curry leaves 
11. Pour it over the kuzhambu .

Your authentic Thunukku Mor kuzhambu is ready to be served along with rice and ghee. 

Thunukku Mor Kuzhambu

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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