Moru Kaachiyathu/Kachiya Moru/Seasoned Buttermilk Curry

Moru kaachiyathu is a popular dish of Kerala cuisine.This is easy to make and goes well with rice.During my childhood days,amma used to make this curry when I was down with fever.During sick days,this is good for digestion and helps to improve your appetite.

Moru Kaachiyathu (4)


  1. ButterMilk/Sour curd – 1 cup
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds(uluva) – 1/2 tsp
  4. Shallots(chopped) – 10
  5. Ginger(chopped)- 1 “ piece
  6. garlic (chopped) – 1/2 tsp
  7. Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Dry red chilly -2
  10. curry leaves
  11. Asafoetida powder (kaayam)– 1 pinch
  12. Salt
  13. Oil

Moru Kaachiyathu (1)

Moru Kaachiyathu (3)


  1. In a bowl,Mix buttermilk with turmeric powder and salt.Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  2. Add dry red chilly,cumin seeds,garlic,fenugreek seeds,shallots,dry red chilly,ginger,curry leaves,asafoetida powder and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Once it is done,add buttermilk to it and contionusly stir well on low flame.Once it starts to bubble,remove from fire.
  4. Don’t let it boil.otherwise buttermilk will curdle.
  5. serve with rice.

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3 Responses

  1. Vidhya says:

    such a simple side dish. I make it atleast once a week. Yours looks really good.

  2. Delicious and comforting curry.. looks awesome!!

  3. thrishna says:

    it looks really wonderful, i will try it.

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