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moru curry recipe

Moru Curry, Moru Kachiyathu

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A spiced buttermilk recipe made by giving a simple tadka to the chaas or moru.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Curry
Cuisine Andhra/South Indian
Servings 4
Calories 104 kcal


To make buttermilk:

  • 1 cup yogurt (dahi or curd or thayir)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups water

For the tempering:

  • 2 tablespoon oil (any edible oil)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 slit green chillies
  • 3 dried red chillies
  • 5 curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped onions
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger garlic paste (or use crushed ginger)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi powder)
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves


Making of the buttermilk quickly:

  • Take a blending jar and choose a big size jar.
  • Add a cup of yogurt into it, add salt according to taste.
  • Add 2 cups of water, cover the lid tightly and blend well without lumps.
  • This method is the quickest way to make chaas or moru or buttermilk.
  • If not this way, then churn the curd with a manual beater by adding water gradually.

Tempering to the curry:

  • Take a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Add slit green chilies, dried red chilies, saute for few seconds.
  • Add the fresh curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and cook them until they turn soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste or use crushed ginger and saute for few seconds.
  • Add the cumin powder and turmeric powder, mix well.
  • Cook for few seconds.
  • Add the buttermilk and make sure the flame is on low heat while adding buttermilk.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Switch off the flame after stirring well.
  • Serve hot with rice, chuney and pickle and pappadams.


  • Do not boil the buttermilk as the curry splits and the moru gets curdled.
  • Just give the curry a slight heat.
  • To make the curry with coconut, just add a teaspoon of freshly grated coconut powder while making the buttermilk.


Nutrition Facts
Moru Curry, Moru Kachiyathu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 35mg2%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 83mg8%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Vitamin A 108IU2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.