Buttermilk curry/majjiga pulusu/morr kolambu

Morr Kozhambu aka Buttermilk curry with Chayote Squash Recipe

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Morr Kozhambu or Majjiga Pulusu  or Buttermilk curry is a simple and tasty dish which can be done within 15 minutes. Yup, you read it right. This takes very less time to prepare.

Morr Kozhambu

Try this recipe the next time you are looking for variety and have less time to cook. As this is mild and contains curd, it is gentle and good for the stomach.

I used Chow Chow, also called as ‘Naatu Vankaya/Katharika/Chayote Squash‘, for this recipe. You can also add other vegetables you like.

I sometimes add carrots for my kids. For those who would like to see what a Chow Chow (Chayote Squash) looks like, check the below image.

Chow Chow/Chayote Squash


  1. Chow chow – 1 medium size
  2. Curd – 1 cup
  3. Curry leaves – 10
  4. Corriander powder – 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  6. Bengal gram (Chana dal/changa pappu/split chickpeas) – 1 tbsp
  7. Toor dal (kandi pappu/tuvaram parupu/split pigeon peas) – 1 tbsp
  8. Mustard – 1 tsp
  9. Cooking oil – 3 tsp

To grind:

  1. Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  2. Green chilli – 1
  3. Zeera (Cumin seeds) – 1 tsp
  4. Ginger – small piece
  5. Tomato – 1 small size
  6. Soaked Bengal gram and Toor dal


  • Soak Bengal gram and Toor dal for half an hour.
  • Grind the items listed for grinding in a mixer until they are ground coarsely. No need to make the paste too smooth.
  • Cut Chow Chow into small pieces and switch on the stove.
  • Place a deep bottomed pan on the stove, add oil and fry the mustard seeds.
  • Once they sputter, add curry leaves and fry till they are crisp.
  • Add the Chow Chow pieces to the pan and fry them for 2 minutes.
  • Pour one glass of water in the pan and let it boil for 5 minutes, by this time the vegetable would be cooked properly.
  • Add the grinded paste to the pan along with the curd, let the whole mixture simmer on the stove for 5 minutes and your curry will be ready.
Chow chow in the curry

Enjoy the tasty buttermilk curry and its goodness!

Having this curry with rice and Masala Vada or fritters or papad as a side would be heavenly!!

Also read: Masala Vada Recipe

Tips: Try this Organic Chana Dal of 24 Mantra for chana dal.

I like this Nonstick Dishwasher Safe Oven Safe Saute Pan for cooking.

I use this Prestige Pressure Cooker for cooking.

Instead of Chow Chow, you can also use either bottle gourd (Sorakaya) or even carrots.

Also read: Tapioca Vada Recipe

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About Priyadarshini Rajendran 188 Articles
Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

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