Recipe: Moru Curry

My Mallyali friend, Pree, shared some pictures of the food she has been cooking in Milwaukie while she sits at home and nurses her pox. I picked the one that seemed most different from my usual Punjabi and Italian cooking. My verdict is that it is way too delicious for something that is so easy to cook. Here goes!

curry in making

curry in making


  1. Curd/yogurt (1 cup)
  2. Mustard seeds
  3. Fenugreek seeds
  4. Sliced onion (1 small)
  5. Dried red chilies (2-3)
  6. Chopped coriander leaves
  7. Chopped green chilies (to taste)
  8. Turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon)
  9. Red chili powder (if required)
  10. Salt (to taste)
ready to serve

ready to serve

  1. Mix the yogurt with one third amount of water and beat it to ensure no lumps are formed.
  2. In a deep pan, put one tablespoon (or maybe a quarter less) of cooking oil and heat it.
  3. Add the mustard and fenugreek seeds, let them splinter.
  4. Now, add the dried chilies and onions and stir until the onion turns light pink.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, salt and mix well.
  6. Now, slowly add the beaten yogurt and stir to mix.
  7. Let it simmer for two-three minutes, add chopped green chilies and coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot with steamed rice and enjoy your mallyali-punjabi meal.

11 Responses to “Recipe: Moru Curry”

  1. Isn\’t that how Kadhi is also made? I think so.

  2. sunshin3girl Says:

    Nope, kadi is more complicated. You mix besan (gram flour) in the curd and beat it. It takes longer to cook as you have to make sure that the gram flour gets cooked unlike this one, this is a quickie.

  3. This is a himachali dish too except we call it “palda”

    • sunshin3girl Says:

      Indian cuisines are similar but yet a little different. 🙂 I have been making Punjabi Kadhi for ages, but you add gram flour to it.

  4. bhajifried Says:

    Hmm, I infact make this. But your version looks fun.
    Can I cross post this?


  5. edbstratt Says:

    Sounds awesome. Will def. give this a try.

  6. I like the variations you have done to my original 🙂
    Punju-Mallu 🙂
    Awesome it looks.

  7. Easy to cook
    Easy to digest…


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