Kumbalanga Moru Curry













Moru curry or kalan  is a traditional Kerala dish and it can be  prepared with yam, raw plantain or winter-melon. This is a curry with no daal and it tastes good with brown rice.


  1. Wintermelon – 250gms
  2. Green chilly – 3
  3. Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  4. Curd (thick) – 1 cup
  5. Cumin seeds(jeera) – 1/4 tsp
  6. Red chilly powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp
  9. Dry red chilly – 2
  10. Fenugreek seeds (uluva) – 1/4 tsp
  11. Curry leaves
  12. Salt
  13. Oil


  1. Chop  winter-melon into medium pieces and cook with little turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt and water.
  2. Grind grated coconut with jeera, curry leaves, green chilly to a fine paste.
  3. Add beaten curd to cooked  wintermelon and stir well to avoid curdling.
  4. Once it becomes thick in consistency add coconut paste to it and boil for 2-3 mins.Remove from fire.
  5. Heat oil in a  pan. Splutter mustard seeds, dry chilly and fenugreek seeds and add it to the curry.
  6. Garnish with curry leaves.

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12 Responses

  1. maheswari says:

    One of my fav.I also use mango,cucumber for this recipe.I loved your chicken dofiyas , will try this week..

  2. notyet100 says:

    looks delicious,..good entry for the event…

  3. Daily Meals says:

    Curry looks delicious Prajusha!

  4. Srivalli says:

    looks great pra,…thanks for the entry!

  5. Madhavi says:

    This new for me, looks good. Very nice recipe!!!

  6. Vani says:

    Wow, looks delicious… I do this with other veggie, never tried with wintermelon… will do it soon:)

  7. Lakshmi says:

    This curry looks yumm..very close to our majjige huli..Color looks great!

  8. Lakshmi says:

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  9. Cynthia says:

    Wow, I love the look and to think that there is no dal in it.

  10. Bharathy says:

    Prajusha, I have passed my awards to you..pls take up when you blog 🙂


  11. manjusha Ramesh says:

    I like this curry well.Thanks .

  12. sirajekabeer says:


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