This is a famous vegetarian dish in south India. White pumpkin, ladies finger, colocasia and brinjals are the suitable dishes for morkuzhambu.
White pumpkin pieces- 2 cups
Thick curd- 2 to 3 cups
Shredded coconut- half cup
Fenugreek seeds- half sp
Black gram- half sp
Tuar dal- 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds- half sp
Chopped tomato- 1 cup
Turmeric powder- half sp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Gingelly oil- 3 tbsp
Curry leaves- 1 arc
Chopped coriander- 3 tbsp
Shredded ginger- half sp
Soak the tuar dal in a cup of water for half an hour.
Boil the pumpkin pieces in enough water and salt.
When they are cooked, drain the water and keep the pieces in a plate.
Heat a pan and pour a tsp of oil.
Add the fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and black gram and fry them to light golden colour.
Add the tuar dal without water and fry them for a few minutes.
Add the green chillies and fry for a few minutes.
Then add the coconut with the ginger and fry them for a few seconds.
When cooled, grind them with enough curd to a coarse paste.
Beat well the remaining curd except a half cup
Mix well the beaten curd with the ground paste and enough water to the required consistency.
Heat a pan and pour the remaining oil
Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter, add the tomato, red chillies, curry leaves and the turmeric powder.
Cook on medium fire until they are mashed well and the oil floats on top.
Add the coriander and fry for a few seconds.
Pour the morkuzhambu mixture with the cooked pumpkin pieces and enough salt.
When the morkuzhambu starts boiling, put off the fire and mix in the remaining curd thoroughly.
In this way, this kuzhambu will be perfect and delicious.