Pulissery (Morkulambu)

Buttermilk curry (morkulambu) is a traditional savory dish made in Southern part of India. It is usually served with rice and some spicy side dish. The different variations of morkulambu are plain morkulambu (made without any vegetables) or morkulambu with veggies. The veggies that are traditionally used are okra, pumpkin and cucumber but other veggies can also be used. In this recipe, i have used long capsicum cut in half.

It is a very quick and simple recipe and is delicious with rice for a hot summer day.


For Grinding

Rice – 1 tsp

Toor dal – 2tsp

ginger – very small pc

G.chilli – 4 cnt (as per ur taste)

Cilantro – 2 strands

Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp

coconut – 2 tsp (grated)

Tumeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Other Ingredients

Curd – 1 cup

Mustard seeds – 1tsp

Curry leaves – 1 strand

Dry red chilli – 2 no

Okra – 6 to 8 sliced or long capsicum sliced half in length

Oil – 1or 2 tsp for tempering

Salt to taste


Grind the ingredients under grinding and add the curd and grind it for about a min. In a pan put oil for seasoning, put mustard seeds, curryleaves and dry red Chilly.Add sliced okra or long capsicum and fry for around 3 mins till cooked. Once the okra is cooked add the curd mixture, add required salt and allow is to get warm. Take the pan off the stove before boiling to prevent the curd from curdling. 

It’s goes great with rice, fried and spicy veggies.

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