Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tomato Yogurt Curry

This more kozhambu or yogurt curry is a crowd pleaser. The rich color gets lots of compliments as does the delicate flavors. More means buttermilk in Tamil, and Kozhambu is a kind of watery curry. Its usually served with rice, or idiyappam, or sevai (a thin rice noodle).

Tomato More Kozhambu

6 Tomatoes, diced
3 cups Yogurt, beaten to a smooth consistency with 1 tbsp water
1/4 cup grated Coconut
6 Green Chillies, slit
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 pinch Turmeric powder

1 pinch Mustard seeds
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2-3 Curry Leaves

Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a saucepan. Add the chopped tomatoes. Toss for a minute and then add the green chillies, cumin, turmeric and coconut. Let it cook together for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and let it cool slightly until cool enough to pour into your blender. Grind until smooth. Add the yogurt and pulse again until combined.

Transfer the mixture back onto the stove and heat on low until the mixture is warmed.

Tempering: Heat a pan with a little bit of oil. Add the mustard seeds and when they begin to splutter, add the rest of the ingredients for the tempering and stir for about a minute or two. Pour the tempering into the yogurt curry and stir to mix.

Remove from heat. Serve warm.


Finla said...

Yummy delicious, i ave bookmarked them to make it

Bharti said...

A completely new recipe to me..never tried it. Looks really delicious. I've always used tomatoes and yogurt together in Moghlai cooking, never South Indian.

Unknown said...

Lovely color..A twist in the normal more kuzhambu

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Fantastic colour. Will have to try this

amna said...

that's a nice variation :)

Arundathi said...

Happy Cook - Cool!

Bharti - It is a little different from the usual south Indian cooking.

Divya Vikram - Thanks!

Beth - Do let me know how it turned out

Nags - Thanks!

Raaga said...

I've been waiting for this award winning recipe from you ever since THAT dinner... looks lovely and am sure it will taste great... will make it this weekend :)

Deepthi Shankar said...

I love this. its a huge favorite @ home .. we call it mosaru pachadi in kannada. tastes great with hot steamed rice. the only variation i saw was the addition of fenugreek seeds .. must be giving a nice aroma to it

Sunshinemom said...

Didn't know about this one as we in palakkad don't make this! Thanks for sharing!

raaji said...

well made.....nice texture....

Swati Raman Garg said...

aaaaah here come THE much talked about tomoto mor kozhumbu haan... cool it does have a tempting color... u know anu my mor kozhumbus never have a good consistency .. will try following your recipe to the T.. hope it would help.. mine tirinjifies for what reason i dont know...

Arundathi said...

Raaga - I hope you like it - let me know!

Vegetable Platter - hmm - havent heard of it in kannada cuisine - will go check out that recipe too!

Sunshinemom - Yes, its definitely not very mallu! :)

Raaji - thanks!

Swati - Make sure that you don't over heat the yogurt/buttermilk - it just needs to be warm - if you overheat it tends to "tirinjify" or break apart.

Swati said...

Hi Aru

The color looks so inviting.. lovely!!

jayasree said...

Wow, what a tempting color it has. This morkazhambu is new to me. Sahll definitely make this as side for sevai this weekend.

Ranjani said...

What a gorgeous hue!!

mitr_bayarea said...

Tomato mor kozhambu is a very new recipe, am trying it out this weekend.

Srivalli said...

That really looks so good anu...

Raaga said...

I just made this and it is heavenly... I can't tell you how happy we are today... very different taste, but very familiar all the same. This is a keeper recipe :-) Thank you.

Arundathi said...

Swati - :-) thanks!

Jayasree - I do hope you enjoy it!

Ranjani - isn't it? I love the color - and people always comment on it.

Mitr_bayarea - Cool - looks like a lot of people are trying it out this weekend - lol!

Valli - :-) Thanks!

Raaga - You are very welcome - am glad S liked it too! Hugs!

Siri said...

Love the color Anu.. will try for sure! Bookmarked..:)


Arundathi said...

I'm sure you'll love it, Siri! Hugs!

Sangu said...

hi arundathi

awesome. everybody loved it. served with rice and alu subzi.

thank you so much for posting.

luv and hugs

Arundathi said...

Sangeetha - Am so glad everyone enjoyed it. Its definitely a crowd pleaser!

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Raaga said...

I am revisiting this tonight :) Tonight's dinner is yours completely. Rice, tomato mor kuzhambu and capsicum pasuppu usli.

Raaga said...

Hey, you forgot to mention salt :)