Potato Mor (Buttermilk) Kuzhambu (Gravy)

Kuzhambu as it is popularly known in Tamil Nadu, may be lentil based or yoghurt based.  This recipe is quite popular in south indian households and it is yoghurt or buttermilk based
This dish strikes a  balance with the lentil dishes and is served as a main dish as well. 

Generally only one vegetable is used – cooked or sauted. 

A quick and easy dish to prepare, adds a variant colour, texture, flavour and taste to an everyday meal!!!
This is a dish that comes to your rescue as the main ingredients are Potatoes and Butter Milk!

Ingredients to make 6 serves

2 Tbs Coriander Seeds
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
¼ Tsp. Black Peppercorn
1-2 Green Chillies
½ inch piece Ginger
¼ Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp. Channa Dal
1Tsp. Rice
¼ Cup Water
3-4 Medium Sized Potatoes (peeled and chopped in quarters)
1½ Cup Buttermilk or Yoghurt
2 Tbs Sour Cream (optional)
½ Cup Water
¼ Cup Freshly Grated Coconut
1-2 Tsp. Salt

For Seasoning

2 Tbs. Oil
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
½ Tsp. Fenugreek Seeds
Few Curry Leaves
½ Tsp Ajwain (Omam – optional)

Potato Butter Milk Gravy

Potato Mor (ButterMilk) Kuzhambu (Gravy)


Pressure cook the peeled and chopped potatoes for a few whistles or cook for 10 minutes or until cooked in the microwave oven

In the meantime, soak the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorn, chillies, ginger, mustard seeds, channa dal and rice in quarter cup of water for about an hour.
Grind the above to a soft semi solid mixture with the freshly grated coconut.
Whip the buttermilk or yoghurt, salt and sour cream with half cup of water in the grinder
Add it to the ground mixture with the cooked potatoes

Bring the Kuzhambu slightly to the boil on a low flame for about a minute or so and turn the heat off immediately

To garnish, heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
When the mustard seeds crackle, add the fenugreek seeds and ajwain
Pinch some fresh curry leaves and add it to the seasoning  for extra flavour and taste!
Pour this garnishing into the buttermilk mixture

Note:  The sour cream is an option that can be used as it adds texture, flavour and taste to the dish.
This dish tastes great when eaten with plain cooked dal or paruppusili or flavoursome podis !!