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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mor (buttermilk) kolambu


Today I made mor kolambu with capsicum and cucumber. It tasted awesome and my little daughter said "mummy its yummy!!!!!".

Ingredients:

To grind in to paste:

Coconut-½ cup
Coriander leaves-½ cup
Green chillies-4
Turmeric-½tspn
Ginger-½ inch piece
Jeera-½tspn

For seasoning:
Oil-2 tspns
Bengal gram-1tspn
Black gram-1tspn
Curry leaves-6 to 7

Other Ingredients:
Curd-1 cup (beat the curd with little water)
Capsicum (chopped in to small pieces)- 2 (you can use more if u want to make it for more people)
Cucumber(peeled and chopped in to small pieces)-2 small ones (you can use one big one also)

Preparation:
1. Take oil in a pan and add the seasonings, curry leaves, and then add capsicum. Fry for few minutes.
2. Add chopped cucumber and fry for 1 minute. Add ½ cup of water to cook the veggies. Add little salt for the veggies.
3. Take care not to add too much water as the water content in cucumber separates out.
4. Allow this to cool down once the veggies are cooked.
5. Meanwhile add the ground mixture to the curd and mix well.
6. Now add the veggies to the curd and mix well. Add more salt if required.

This kolambu is prepared very often in iyengar homes. This is very different from the usual rasam, sambhar routine. There's also another method using bengal gram dhal. I will surely post the recipe for that one too. Meanwhile try this and do let me know how it turned out.

8 comments:

Rachu said...

Hi Veda, Its a good thing you started this!! A good learning for me as well.. shall keep bugging you with kitchen queries. pls dont mind.

Veda Murthy said...

Hey rachna

Thank you so much rachna....very nice of u to write here!....please do let me know if u have want any particular recipe. do keep checking this page often for more recipes. Thanks for the encouraging words!!!!

chitti said...

hi veda,its nice job u r doing..its fun to know the same dish can be cooked in different way..shall i expect some tamilz recipes..
'my heart felt wishes for u'

chitti said...

ha veda incidently i too prepared mor kolambu(majjige saaru) in ur style but with veg lady's fingers
sure its different from daily spicy or sambars

Veda Murthy said...

hi chitti,

Thank u very much for all your wishes....I surely need all of them....yes definitely i will keep posting more tamil recipes too....keep watching this page for more updates soon! thank u again chitti!

Rachu said...

Hi Veda, Cummon any time... but, I tried making tair vada(mosaru vade) , but somehow, my vadas are not absorbing the curds well. These two remain seperate when eaten with seasoning . i usually try and give it the north Indian seasoning,Like dates syrup, pepper powder, tamarind paste, etc. though it tastes extremely good, the vada is not taking in curds. any idea why this is happening???/

Veda Murthy said...

Hi rachna,

After you deep fry the vade, put it on tissue to soak up the extra oil. After that immerse the vade in warm water for 3-4 mins. Squeeze out extra water and immediately put them in the dahi u have kept ready. This way your vade will soak up all the curd and becomes soft.

Veda Murthy said...

hope this helps....try it out!