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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.

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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.

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Herb rice is one such easy, quick and delicious lunch or dinner ideas that can be prepared for lunch box or parties. Eating rice in the same way (steamed with some stew/curry) is boring at times, but in spite of all these, there are few people who want to eat rice and go for biryani or pulao. So this rice is very helpful at those times, with very few ingredients. I have induced prawns, you can substitute them with chicken or vegetables or even serve it as plain herb rice.

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Prawn Herb Rice has good aroma, since it’s prepared with butter, and Dried Italian herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary. It melts in mouth with little crunchiness of the prawn, this would be a best for kids lunch box, as they would like them to the core. Also you can make use the leftover rice from lunch for a yummy dinner with this Prawn Herb Rice. Let me share the recipe…

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Prawn Herb Rice Recipe / Easy Herb Rice Recipe / Prawn Recipe

Also check out our Indian style Prawn rice and Buttery Prawn Head Rice

Ingredients:

  • Prawn – 200 gms
  • Steamed Rice – 2 ½ cup (1 cup – 160 ml)
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Butter – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary) – 1 tsp (all together)
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp or as per your taste

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic into fine pieces. Slit the green chilli to equal halves.
  • Melt butter in a very heavy bottomed vessel, add onions and garlic, cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the green chill, prawn, Italian herbs, salt and half the amount of black pepper powder, cook in medium flame for 5 mins or until the prawn is cooked.
  • Add the rice, followed by the leftover black pepper powder and cook in medium flame for another 5 mins or until the rice combines well.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with any Gravies like Prawn Potato Gravy or Curd Chicken.

Note: I have been using smaller size prawns in this recipe, you can make use of size of your choice, but the small ones are preferably suitable. 

Idly recipe using Idly Rava / Idly Batter recipe using Idli Rava

Idly recipe using Idly Rava / Idly Batter recipe using Idli Rava

Idly Rava was very different to me, as I have seen most of them making idly with Idli rava. It was the very first time, sometime ago 11 years, I came to know about Idly rava when I was there in Hyderabad through one of my friend. One day when we were chatting over a tea, she told me that she prepares different batter for Idly and Dosa, at the moment I heard I was shocked and later she told that they prepare idly using idli rava and dosa as the same as we prepare, whereas we prepare a same batter for both Idly and Dosa using Idly rice and urad dal / whole white lentils.

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Idly using Idly Rava / How to make Idly Batter with Idly Rava

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The very next day, she prepared me the idli using idly rava and peanut chutney which perfectly matches it. I and my hubby like it, asked the recipe, prepared by myself, as the process was very easy, takes less time, just you need to soak and grind the white lentils or urad dal or ulundam paruppu and mix it with the Idly rava and ferment it overnight and next day you can have soft and yummy Idlies. Let me share the recipe…

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Idly using Idly Rava / How to make Idly Batter with Idly Rava

Ingredients:

  • Idly Rava – 3 cups
  • Whole White lentil / Urad dal / Ulundam paruppu – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1 ¼ tsp

Preparation:

  • Soak whole white lentils in water for 4 hrs and grind it to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Soak Idly rava in water for 20 mins and drain the water completely.
  • Now pour the ground lentil batter to the idly rava, mix it well.
  • Cover and keep it aside for overnight or until it gets fermented well.
  • After fermentation, add salt and mix it well.
  • Heat an idly steamer, pour the idly batter to the moulds, and steam for 20 mins or until the spoon inserted in the center of the idly comes out clean.

Serve hot with Peanut Chutney. Also goes out well with Sambar and Chutney.