Tuesday, November 3, 2009

KachiMoru / Seasoned Buttermilk

Kachimoru , Moru Kachiyathu , Pulissery, kachiya moru ..known by different names in different parts of Kerala is a staple in most households ,something that a Malayalee has everyday with rice.Curd or buttermilk is seasoned with Turmeric,ginger,garlic,shallots,green chillies,red chillies,mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds and cumin to prepare this gravy.


Ingredients:
  1. sour curd or buttermilk - 4 cups (beat well with a fork if using curd add some water to thin it out a bit)
  2. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. Shallots - 4 sliced thin
  4. Green chillies - 2 slit
  5. Dry red chillies - 2 broken
  6. Ginger - 1/2 tsp chopped fine
  7. Garlic - 4 cloves chopped fine
  8. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp crushed
  9. Curry leaves - 2 springs
  10. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  11. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4'th tsp
  12. Oil - 1 tbsp
  13. salt - to taste
Method:
Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds,when it starts spluttering add in the fenugreek seeds.
Add in the dry red chillies and sliced shallots and stir fry until it starts browning slightly.
Add in the curry leaves and chopped ginger,garlic and green chillies.
Stir fry for a minute
Add in the crushed cumin and turmeric powder and stir fry for a minute.
Turn the flame off ,when the pan cools down add in the beaten curd and stir well.
Put the mixture back on the flame and warm it well stirring continuously.
Do not let it boil or the curd will break.

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