Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Coconut Rice & Carrot Mor Kuzhambu

Cooking experts ! Excuse me please.
Initially I was little hesitant to post this. Reason being, it is simple and a common recipe. But then, not all of us are experts. There may be starters too.. reading this. Once I was among them craving for such recipes.
Actually last week we had been to a temple for performing Abhishekam (Ritual bath) to Goddess Amman. Lot of coconuts along with other fruits were given as prashadam. The coconut quantity was more and I decided to make this Coconut rice.
I like the combination of Coconut rice and Mor (buttermilk) Kuzhambu. The dry and coarse coconut with slight sour buttermilk gravy tastes awesome.
Coconut Rice:
Coconut - 1 Whole
Onion - 1 Medium
Green Chilli - 3 Nos.
Red Chilli - 2 Nos.
Oil - 3 Tsp
Salt - As required
Mustard Seeds - 1 Tsp
Urad Dhal - 1 Tsp
Gram Dhal - 2 Tsp
Hing powder - A pinch
Curry leaves - Few
Coriander leaves - Few

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.
  2. Add Gram dhal, Urad dhal, Red chilli, Green Chilli, Curry leaves, Hing powder and Onion and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add Coconut, salt and fry for some more time until the coconut colour changes.
  4. Switch off the stove and garnish with Coriander leaves.
  5. Mix with rice and enjoy.

This can be stored and used if you don't add onion.

Now lets move to Mor Kuzhambu (Buttermilk). It tastes better if you use slightly sour buttermilk.

Carrot Mor Kuzhambu:

Buttermilk - 300 ml
Carrot - 2 Medium (Cut into small pieces 2")
Chow chow(Chayote) - 1/2 (optional) (Cut into small pieces 2")
alt - As Required

To Grind:
Chilli - 4 Nos.
Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
Coriander Seeds - 2 Tsp
Grated Coconut - 3 Tsp

For Garnishing / To Temper:
Mustard Seeds - 1 Tsp
Urad Dhal - 1 Tsp
Gram Dhal - 2 Tsp
Curry leaves - Few
Coriander leaves - Few


  1. Boil some water and Cook the vegetables (carrot and chow chow) with little salt.
  2. Grind Green chilli, Cumin Seeds, Coriander Seeds and Coconut into paste.
  3. Once the vegetable gets cooked add the above paste to it.
  4. Allow it to boil for some more time (until the raw smell disappears).
  5. Add the buttermilk and let it warm (around 5 minutes).
  6. Adjust salt and Switch off the stove and temper as given.
  7. Mor Kuzhambu is ready and can be had as side dish with coconut rice.


Asha said...

SeeC,what a great combo girl! Mouthwatering dishes.Loved them.Thanks!:)

Vcuisine said...

Mor Kuzumbu goes well with any vaiety rice SeeC. Very nice. Viji

Jyothi said...

First time at your blog. Looks great Seec, Nice blog with yummy recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Coffee said...

I loved that coconut rice! I have eaten it many times but never tried it! Thanks for that...

Poonam said...

I have never tasted coconut rice. this looks very different and yummy. Liked your recipes..good pics too!

ramya said...

Never prepared coconut rice.good to see the recipe and it's looking nice.

Tee said...

You don't have to be worried about your recipe being a common one...there always are people like me who need the knowledge :)
Your recipes look delicious!

Suganya said...

There are no simple recipes in the blogosphere. Even curd rice is welcome :)

Dee said...

this looks so good....

Sharmi said...

carrot mor kulambu is new to me. both are lovely recipes. when ever I come to ur blog I remember that song "En smayal arai ill nee uppa sakkarai ya?" :))

Laavanya said...

Both look really good. I've not tried mor kuzhambu with carrot before.

archana said...

This looks nice Seec :) it is new to me. Thanks :)

SeeC said...

Thanks Asha.

Thanks Viji. I will try it with some other variety rice next time.

Thanks for stopping by Jyothi.
Keep coming :)

Thanks Coffee. It is nice to know that you like Coconut rice. Try it and see.

Thanks for stopping by Poonam.
You should definitely taste it.

Thanks for stopping by Ramya.
Coconut rice is easy to prepare. You can try it.

Thanks Tee :) More encouraging :)

Thanks Suganya for your lovely words.

Thanks for Stopping by Dee

Thanks Sharmi. Hey I keep humming the same song whenever I login ;)

Thanks for Stopping by Laavanya. Carrot goes well with Mor Kuzhambu

Thanks Archana. Try it and see, it is very easy.

Asha said...

Here is the link SeeC. Load the URLs you want and then they pop when the blogs are updated,so you can go faster than me!!:D

SeeC said...

Thats so nice of you Asha.

Done !

Jayashree said...

Your coconut rice looks really good. Nice combination.

SeeC said...

Thanks Jayashree

USHA said...

Hi SeeC,

Never heard about mor kuzhambhu with carrot...i use to do with ladies fingure etc., sounds great....Hmmm coconut hubby's favourite dish....

SeeC said...

Thanks Usha. Mor Kuzhumbu tastes good with Carrot. Give it a try.