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Spinach Moru Curry Recipe / Keerai Mor Kulambu Recipe

Spinach Moru Curry Recipe / Keerai Mor Kulambu Recipe

Mor Kulambu or Moru curry is one of our family’s favorite and at least once in a week we use to have this Mor kulambu. In my earlier days, I use to prepare this moru curry with coconut and later when heard the version of mor kulambu without coconut and tried it, my family loves it to the core. So, this moru curry without coconut has been a default in our weekly menu. Few days back when I had very few spinaches left in my refrigerator along with some grated coconut, as I was planning for a holiday, decided to finish it off and so prepared this moru curry with coconut and spinach.

CLICK HERE for more Vegetarian recipes and CLICK HERE for Mor Kuzhambu recipe without Coconut.

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Spinach Moru Curry Recipe / Keerai Mor Kulambu Recipe / Mor Kuzhambu recipe with coconut

Keerai Mor Kulambu / Spinach Mor Kulambu is an easy, simple, also less time-consuming dish but delicious and healthy. Goes out well with steamed rice for lunch with any stir-fry or deep fry or chips. Let me share the recipe…

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Spinach Moru Curry Recipe / Keerai Mor Kulambu Recipe / Mor Kuzhambu recipe with Coconut

Ingredients:

  • Curd / Yogurt – 2 cups
  • Spinach – ½ cup
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Onions – ½ no (medium size)
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ + 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek / Methi / Vendayam seeds – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coconut (grated or pieces) – ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 3 nos
  • Salt – 1 tsp or as per your taste

Making of Keerai Moru Curry / Keerai Mor Kuzhambu –

Preparation:

  • Clean and finely chop the spinach, keep it aside.
  • Whisk the curd, make sure no lumps are formed or whisk in mixer using the reverse mode just for a second.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion, keep it aside.
  • Grind coconut, red chillies and a tsp of cumin seeds to a fine paste by adding little water and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, fenugreek, cumin seeds followed by curry leaves and wait until it crackles.
  • Add the onions, cook until they turn transparent.
  • Add the finely chopped spinach, cook for few mins or until the leaves turn dark green in color.
  • Pour ½ cup of water, cover and cook, until the spinach becomes soft or cooked.
  • Pour in the ground coconut masala, cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour the whisked curd / yogurt, cook in medium flame, keep on stirring continuously, so that you don’t get the curdled texture.
  • Once the curry starts bubbling, remove it from fire and transfer it to a bowl.

Serve it hot with any stir-fry and appalam.

Note: You can use any variety of spinach / keerai. For our daily Lunch Box update – CLICK HERE.

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Lunch Box with Mor Kuzhambu and Cabbage Stir-fry

How to use Basic Jars of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder (Making of Chutney, Spice powder and Vada Batter)

How to use Basic Jars of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder (Making of Chutney, Spice powder and Vada Batter)

Recently I have shared the unboxing of Preethi Zodiac, as mentioned in that post this mixer grinder has too many options and can be named as All-in-All in a kitchen. So, I have mentioned to share the usage of each and every jar elaborately with a recipe.

In this post, I am going to share how to make use of the basic jars – Chutney Jar, Wet Grinder Jar and Dry Grinder Jar.

Making of Coconut Chutney, Cumin powder and Medhu Vada Batter using Preethi Zodiac –

I have prepared a basic COCONUT CHUNTEY using chutney jar, also you can grind wet masalas for the curries using this jar. So, a basic south Indian chutney with the Basic Chutney jar –  for the detailed chutney recipe, CLICK HERE. It just took 3 mins to grind the chutney, to the proper texture.

Coconut Chutney grounded using Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder

I have prepared CUMIN / JEERA powder using Dry grinder jar, I have roasted the powder with few red chillies, added ½ tsp of rock salt and ground it to a fine powder. After grinding spread it over a plate, store it in an air-tight container and it stays fresh for a couple of months.

Cumin / Jeera powder using Preethi zodiac Mixer Grinder

I have prepared batter for Medhu vada / ulunda Vadai, using Wet Grinder Jar, usually most of them prefer grinding this vada batter in grinder, but when it comes to me, I have never ever grinded vada batter in grinder, I have been using only my Preethi Mixer till date and the vada comes out fluffy, crispy outside and soft inside. Since Preethi mixer can run for long time without getting hot, makes the batter perfect. Make sure to sprinkle water every now and then when the batter gets struck, also take a break in between will grinding and make sure that you soak the dal/lentil for atleast 4 hrs. For recipe CLICK HERE.

How to grind vada batter using Preethi zodiac Grinder

Note:

  • Make sure, to grind only when it reaches room temperature.
  • Hold the lid tightly while grinding, never close the hole at the top of the lid.
  • Turn the speed from 1 to 3, with a minute of interval.
  • Turn the jar and lock the jar, before you start grinding.

Suggestion:

The only thing I suggest here is there is no opening in the top of the dome (lid of mixer jar), it was little difficult to pour water to the jar. When there is opening in the dome, we just open only the lid in the dome and pour water, but now we need to remove the lid and then pour water.

Stay tuned for the next review of our Juicer Jar. CLICK HERE for the Unboxing and Specifications of Preethi Zodiac Mixer Grinder.

The #YesChallenge and my changes towards parenting 

The #YesChallenge and my changes towards parenting 

I am a mom of two kids, and most of my friends are also moms, that means I come across the word “No” more than any other word. I have been saying “No” – when my kids want to get drenched in the rain, when they want to have more than one ice cream, when they want to touch the plants along the sides of the roads, when they want to have street food and so on. The list is endless.
As a positive thinker, with respect to my attitude in life, I wondered how come this “NO” entered me?
Then…I came across this video…

In the sphere of traditional parenting, kids and parents are often pitted against each other. One side looks to raise the other side by imposing their ideas of discipline and responsibility while the other, the kids’ side is all about fun and frivolity. I think these days, with the internet, we also have a lot more information on our side, so we don’t need to be as cautious or over-protective. While I have read several parenting books on the mother-child relationship, I have come to believe that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to being a parent. It’s all about evolving as a parent and in some cases, joining a parenting revolution! So, I decided to take up the #YesChallenge!

#YesMom Challenge

I can tell you there was definitely a drastic change in my life. In just a short time, I would say that there has been a tremendous growth in the connection between my kids and me.
It was lovely when I started playing with kids, hearing their stories, and together we had so much of fun, spent days in laughter – I felt myself happy, fresh, and the child within me was alive and joyful. After I joined them in the rain, dancing along with them, they have started to help me in the kitchen! I feel refreshed, my energy levels are up and my house work is done in minutes because of my little helpers! I can happily say I have much less stress.
From the kid’s point of view, they are now more open, they keep telling us what is happening in their lives and also, they approach me like a friend. Let me tell you about a recent situation.

#YesMom Challenge

My son has always wanted a pet- it changes from week to week, sometimes day to day! Just thinking the entire mess, not to mention the care that comes with another being in the house, I have always answered with a resounding no. Now, with my new #YesMom attitude, my son broached the topic again and was completely shocked when I came back with a big Yes!
But don’t worry, it was not an unconditional yes, I explained how he would need to be old enough to take care of the pet himself, how it would need to be a small pet-like a hamster or rabbit that would be comfortable in our apartment. And for the first time in our conversations about a pet, he listened, understood and even agreed! No crying, no tantrums! I was quite impressed with the brand that took this initiative of starting the #YesMom movement, ActivKids Immuno Boosters by Cipla. It definitely has touched a chord in my life. Plus the brand promises to build immunity in kids by providing uptp 100% RDA of key immunity nutrients through a yummy choco-bite format. I have seen my kid is definitely more active and cheerful after using this product. I will continue using it to see more benefits

#YesMom Challenge

I have already told all my mommy friends about about #YesMom concept and I strongly believe that every mom out there needs to give it a shot! As a mom, you won’t believe how much closer you will be with your kids. The #YesChallenge has completely changed my views on parenting- it is no longer something I have to do, its not a chore, instead now it’s a collaboration with the people I love the most in my world- my kids! I recommend this to all the moms out there!  Now let’s all join our hands, you can be a #YesMom too! With a promise of no more “NO’s” we can build a strong future and make our kids positive, happy, responsible individuals. Do you think after reading my story you can be a #YesMom too? Take up the #YesChallenge and share your story. It will inspire thousands of other mothers to adopt this new age parenting technique. Plus you might also get a chance to meet Mandira Bedi on the #YesMom day.