Friday, July 12, 2013

Moor Kolambu (Yogurt Vegetable Curry)

Its a vegetarian day. Yes, we can opt for it at least once a week or even daily if you want to. For us, I think once a week is already good enough and by far, a vegetarian meal (Vegetable Kurma Curry) does require planning. In the sense that you have to decide which dish is gonna be the main highlight (Yogurt Rasam), and then what about the rest of sides for pairing with it. Of course, the list is endless, for this Moor Kolumbu/Yogurt Vegetable Curry, another version compared to the previous one (Moor Kolumbu (Ash Gourd Yogurt Curry)made with carrot, potato (Potato Green Peas Curry), eggplant, spices and obviously yogurt (Yogurt Prawn Salad) is core ingredient, here are some of the dishes you should consider for a sensational vegetarian meal - Stir Fried Carrot Coconut, Spicy Chickpea Long BeansCrispy Fried OkraStir Fried Cumin SpinachDhal Lentil RiceDhal Lentil SoupCurried Potatoes & Curry Leaf Cashew Nut Rice. Oh, okay, for those who still insist on some non-vegetarian dishes for this Moor Kolumbu, I shall not deprive you either (Spicy Minced MuttonSpicy Crab ParathalAssam Curry FishPepper Basil Crab & Chilli Mutton Potato).  

1/2 carrot - diced
1 potato - diced
1 eggplant - diced
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
A pinch of  asafetida powder (optional)
1 1/2 cup yoghurt (whisk to remove lumps)
Salt for taste 
2-3 dried red chillies - cut into pieces
3-4 sprigs curry leaves
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tbsp ghee/oil

Simmer carrot, potato, eggplant, spices and salt with 1/2 a litre of water. 
Cook to soften the veggies.
Heat ghee and quick fry the tempering ingredients.
Tip into the curry and stir. 
Off the heat and combine in whisked yoghurt
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  1. I love yogut curry..
    Keep in touch,

  2. well every one has ups and down in married life. if someone says that they have perfect life then they are lying. I have same issue I like all the vegetables and he like few, but I make two dishes so I don't have to eat same thing. curry looks awesome going to try soon.

  3. Its rarity to find perfectness Nava. But to make life happy we adjust & find happiness in what we have.
    Curry looks yumm.& love the simplicity in your dishes.

  4. interesting yogurt recipe....liked it very much... life me khatta meetha chalta rehta hai...u must keep going(as per my dad)...

  5. This is one of my favourite Nava. Your curry looks so perfect. .
    I always feel if me n hubby were so perfect then life would be too boring... I think its that imperfection that's making each day beautiful.. happy weekend!

  6. 50 yrs of married life, interesting and awesome. I love moor kuzhambu, yours looks fabulous....

  7. Moor kuzhambu is slightly different esp the veggies used.
    Don't ask me about making curries I rake my brain on most days.

  8. Yogurt and vegetables is a perfect mix for me...Just mouthwatering....looks delicious!

  9. khuzhambu looks colourful and tempting

  10. never tried these combination of veg in morkulambu,no nice yaar ,wonderful color.

  11. I love yogurt in Indian curry dish, creamy and slightly tangy blended with spices,delicious !

  12. This has always been a comfort meal for me.. Mix of vegetables with the tangy gravy which is apt as gravy for rice & packed with proteins & vitamins from the veggies.. Nicely done Nava !!
    And life becomes more interesting when both are different & complement each other, else it becomes predictable & dull after a point !

  13. you wont believe i had a talk about this with my friend in our coffee meetup....with so many differences 2 people live to gether may be just like magnets that is the only reason we live...will fight and solve and will love and solve the issues...amazing...this is one wonderful curry that i always fall for...again my hubby never touch this know as you said "also in up and down" list

  14. Nava, the first paragraph reminded me of this beautiful line that I cam across sometime back, the line goes like this - "n every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage" - Isn't true?
    About the Moor Kuzhambu, I love the color and the flavor of this simple and subtle gravy! It is a staple at home, we make this at least once a week. But adding eggplant is new to me!!
    Looks very delicious and I can have this with rice and pappad by the side!

  15. Love this more kulambu

  16. I had to read twice and confirm that you added yogurt into the cooking process for your soup! interesting and unique.

  17. Marriage is a funny game, adjustment and compassion r the rules...nothing more helps, isnt it? :) Congrats 2 ur parents, wishing them many many more yrs 2gether... the kulambu is perfect 4 a bowl of rice n some pickle...

  18. This sounds great, love the bright colour.

  19. Congratulations to your parents for this milestone. Not many people are so lucky! Your curry looks mouth-watering! I love the tang of sour yogurt. Have a lovely weekend!!

  20. Lovely colour and looks very healthy too

  21. Hi Nava how have you been...after so long I didn't blog walking yours as usual you never fail to develop stunning recipe just like your fresh and delicious yogurt curry...

  22. Your post reminded me of my late Mum's tempered yogurt curry sans veggies though. It used to have just a wee bit of tang and i used to love it. I haven't made in in ages and i guess its time i flip through her cook book and get her recipe...

    I think your curry is a beautiful healthy version. thanks for the post :-)

  23. love moor kulambu...what a lovely presentation..

  24. Kolambu looks colorful and Yummm!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  25. More kolambu looks absolutely delicious ! love the clicks and the presentation ! Congrats to ur ur take on married life,guess it's the small difference,in-differences and give & take that makes it work :)Luckily hubby & I don't have much differences when it comes to food but we do have different opinions in a few other things :)

  26. lovely looking curry.... this is new and interesting to me, i would definitely try out very soon...

  27. Yogurt in curry! This is new to me. ANd yes I love this recipe!

  28. ha ha seems like all couples are in the same boat ;) this is total comfort food !


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