Moru Kachiyathu | Seasoned Butter Milk

Moru kachiyathu is a simple curry prepared frequently in most of the houses in Kerala. This curry is made with curd which is soothing to the stomach, also helps in digestion. I remember my mom, preparing this curry along with coconut chutney and white rice. This spicy moru curry is wonderfully flavored by ginger, fenugreek, curry leaves and other spices.

Moru Kachiyathu | Seasoned Butter Milk
Moru Kachiyathu | Seasoned Butter Milk

Prep time           :    5 minutes
Cooking time    :    5 minutes
Total time         :   10 minutes

Servings    : 5

Category   : Main dish
Cuisine      : South Indian, Kerala


3 Cups curd whisked or thick butter milk (should be a little sour)
1 Small sliced onion
1 Small piece finely chopped ginger
2-3 Garlic cloves
2 Green chillies split lengthwise
0.5 Teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste

For the seasoning:

0.5 Teaspoon mustard seeds
0.5 Teaspoon fenugreek seeds
0.5 Teaspoon red chilli powder
2 Dried red chilli
Curry leaves
1 Tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds. When it splutters, add dried red chili and curry leaves.
  2. Now, add sliced onion, finely chopped ginger and garlic, slit green chilies along with red chili powder. Sauté it for a minute.
  3. When it is cooked remove it from flame and allow it to cool. This is very important so that the curd, which is added next, does not curdle.
  4. In a bowl take the whisked curd or thick butter milk with enough salt and turmeric powder added to it and mix well.
  5. Pour this mixture and combine it well.
  6. Serve with rice and coconut chutney.

N’ joy!!


Use sour curd to get the proper taste.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s