Morekuzhambu/Majjige Huli/Spicy Yogurt gravy

Morekuzhambu (Tamil),Majjige Huli (kannada) a yogurt/curd based item,is an integral part of South Indian menu.Served in almost every Tamil wedding as a part of the traditional menu.Simple to make and great to taste can be prepared in a jiffy with various vegetables like Lady's finger/okra , ashgourd,chayote/chou chou.
Today I am going post how to make using lady's finger.Nevertheless,I am going to tell you guys how to go about making morekuzhambu using the other veggies.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 7-8 mins
Serves : 2-3
Morekuzhambu / Majjige Huli /Spicy Yogurt Gravy


10-15 nos Lady's finger - cut into 1 inch long pieces
2 cups thick curd
1 tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
For the masala
3 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
3-4 green chillies
small piece ginger
1 tsp corriander seeds/dhania
3/4 tsp moong dhall/paitham paruppu
For Tempering
Mustard seeds
few curry leaves
pinch of asafoetida


  • In a kadai,heat a little oil and roast the lady's finger with a little salt. Roast until the slimy texture of the lady's finger is lost.
  • If using other veggies like white pumpkin,snake gourd(padwal),chou chou ;cut them into 1 inch cubes and boil in water with a little salt.
  • Grind all the ingredients under the MASALA section into a fine paste.
  • Beat the curd well,add salt ,turmeric,methi seeds and the ground masala paste to it and mix well.
  • Slowly pour this curd mixture to the roasted lady's finger or boiled veggies and cook on low flame.
  • Turn off the stove,once you see the mixture raising.Donot let it boil,else you will experience a curdled texture.
  • Prepare the tempering and pour it all over.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and ghee.


  1. Tried this out ...must say turned out pretty nice...


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