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Friday, May 02, 2014

Vadai thatti potta Mor Kuzhambu / South Indian Vada Kadhi

Vadai Mor kuzhambu

This months Am so happy to finish this months challenge for SNC . Kuzhambu I one of Fav taminadu spl dishes and I love all the variations . This month Laxmi priya of Samyal dairy  have challenge North team with a delicious Mor kuzhambu with vadai dunked init . I love all the kuzhambu with pakodas and dumpling so I totally enjoyed this scrumptious kuzhambu a lot. Thanks a tom laxmi We enjoyed it for dinner today :).. Tamil nadu is famous for its varieties of kozhambu  and Mor kuzhambu is on such popular gravy to had with hot steaming rice. Mor Kuzhambu Is just like North Indian Kadhi's But the recipe is entirely different.Vadai thatti Potta is making the vadas in its original shape ,thatti Potta means pressed and shaped. Let move on to the recipe quickly.

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Mor kuzhambu

Tamil nadu  Kozhambu varities

Kuzhambu varities

Recipe Source : Samayal Dairy


Yogurt - 1 cup
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 3 tsp
Salt to taste

For vadai

Channa dal- 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2-3  Nos ( adjust according to your taste buds)
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Onion - 1/4 cup ( finely chopped)
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

To grind

Toor dal - 1 tsp
Raw rice - 1 tsp
Coconut- 1/4 cup
Green chillies - 2 Nos
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

To temper 

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red chillies - 1-2 No
Oil - 1 tbsp


For vadai
  • Soak channa dal  for 2- 3 hours .Also 
  • Grind them coarsely with red chillies.
  • Transfer  this to a bowl add onion, salt, fennel seeds,curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and Mix them well.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.. Divide the vadai batter into equal parts shape them in shape of disc or like vadai.
  • Slide the shape vadai in hot oil. 
  • Fry them till golden brown in medium heat.
  • Once they are done transfer them to a kitchen towel and keep it aside.

For Mor kuzhambu
  • Soak toor dal and rice together in a bowl for 1 hour ahead of making this kuzhambu .Grind them to paste and jeep it aside.
  • Grind Coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds seperately to a smooth paste.
  • Heat ghee in a sauce pan add  mustard seeds, Curry leaves, red chillies .
  • Then add rice and toor dal paste and saute.
  • Then add coconut mixture paste with some water allow it to boil till the raw smell goes off.
  • Beat yogurt add turmeric, Salt as needed to it and them add this to the boiling coconut mixture.
  • Mix them well add water if needed and boil them in simmer for only few seconds else it might curdle.
  • Add vadai only when serving with steaming hot rice.
Vadai Mor kuzhambu


  1. Loved this south Indian style recipe !

  2. So fast.. Always like ur spirit.. Looks too good.. Loved ur presentation..

  3. Nice clicks.. and the kuzhambu with vadai looks very delicious.. I am tempted to make this..

  4. Send me some please, am seriously drooling over that delicious mor kuzhambu, those crispy vadas are super tempting too.

  5. Oh vada parcel plz ...They are so tempting ...

  6. I made it yesterday Manjula , my gravy was a bit thicker.. or it got thicker after a while may be.. But this is such a lovely dish, isnt it !? Just like Kadhi, but better :)

    I love that Turquoise bowl and plate , and the clarity of these pictures.. amazing !!


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