Sunday, February 22, 2009

Microwave Mor Kozhambu

Microwaves have made life so much easier... When it comes to cooking for just 2 people or just yourself... It really comes handy... I have started experimenting the age old recipes in my lil microwave and they have turned out to tasting really authentic...Am Planning to post a few here..

What I used

2 tbsp of fresh grated coconut
1 green chiili
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
A small piece of ginger
1 cup sour curd (yogurt)
A pinch of turmeric
A pinch of Hing
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp of mustard seeds
a few methi seeds (fenugreek)
curry leaves
1 Tsp of oil
1/4 cup Any vegetable of your choice
(pumpkin, okra, carrot)

How I made it

Grind the coconut, jeera, green chilli and ginger into a paste. Microwave this chutney for a minute ( just to get the raw smell of ginger out). Whip in with the curd, add salt, turmeric powder and keep this aside for 15 minutes. In the meantime, cook the vegetables for 2 - 3 minutes in the microwave and add them to the curd mixture. Season this with a little mustard, methi seeds, hing and curry leaves. Just before you serve, heat the mixture in the microwave for 2 minutes. Just until it is slightly warm. Serve this with hot steaming rice and paruppu usli...

This makes a lovely... simple yet yummmmy lunch...


1. Amma generally fries the okra... before adding to the mor kozhambu... That is simply declicioso...
2. Do not let the curd mixture boil ( or heat too much). This might curdle the whole thing. You should just slightly warm the mixture.
3. The mixture will initially be in a dirty white color, once you heat it, it turns into a beautiful lemon yellow "Mor Kozhambu"... So make sure you do not add too much turmeric... a small pinch goes a long way... :)
4. You can also use the normal stove top to make this :)


  1. For Tamil New Year I tried your microwave mor was lip smacking and so easy to make.

  2. Hi Akshara... just saw ur comment.... am glad u liked it :D