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.
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…
- 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 –
- 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.
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