Vendakkai Mor Kuzhambu

Mor Kuzhambu is a simple yet delicious gravy from the South Indian cuisine made from buttermilk and vegetables like ladies finger, pumpkin, ash gourd.

It can be had as an accompaniment with rice. Here, I have made vendakkai / ladies finger mor kuzhambu and we had with white rice and vegetable fry.

Coconut oil is used for tempering and it adds a distinct flavour to the dish.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
  • Ladies finger/ Vendakkai – 8 to 10
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Turmeric – 1/8 tsp
  • Coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Green chilli – 2
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Coriander seeds – 1.5 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli – 2, broken
  • Curry leaves – a sprig


  • Cut the ladies finger into big pieces.
  • In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil and fry ladies finger with salt added till they are cooked and not sticky and switch off.
  • In a blender, add coconut, green chillies, coriander seeds, jeera and ginger with 1/4 cup water to a fine paste.
  • Whisk curd with turmeric and salt.
  • Add the prepared paste to the whisked curd and give a pulse.
  • Add the curd mix to the fried ladies finger and cook in low flame.
  • Switch off the when it starts to get frothy.
  • Now, temper with coconut oil, red chillies and curry leaves and mix well.

The flavorful and tasty mor kuzhambu is ready!

We had the mor kuzhambu with rice and arbi / seppankizhangu fry and the combo was yummmm !!!

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