Bottle Gourd Kerala Vegetarian Yogurt

Bottle Gourd Yogurt Curry- Moru Curry Kerala Vegetarian Recipe

An easy to make vegetarian curry…

For Kerala lunch, usually a simple curry will be served along with fish curry & vegetarian side dishes. That simple curry is prepared with either ground coconut or yogurt.

This is a yogurt curry with cooked bottle gourd added to it. It’s a simple & comforting vegetarian dish, enjoy with rice.

Bottle Gourd Yogurt Curry- Moru Curry Kerala Vegetarian Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
  • Bottle gourd, diced- 2 cups
  • Coconut oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- ½ tsp
  • Dried red chilies- 2
  • Curry leaves- 8 leaves
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • Yogurt- 1½ cups
  1. I've taken bottle gourd or churakka in Malayalam for making this.
  2. Cucumber or ash gourd (Kumalanga) can also be used.
  3. Place a pan over medium heat, add coconut oil, let turn hot.
  4. Add mustard seeds, let splutter.
  5. Add fenugreek seeds, dried red chilies & curry leaves, saute for a minute.
  6. Add the diced bottle gourd & salt, combine well.
  7. Add ½ cup water & cook covered till bottle gourd turns soft.
  8. If you want ¼ tsp turmeric powder can also be added, I didn't add.
  9. Take the pan off the heat, let cool down slightly.
  10. Take the yogurt in a bowl & combine well using a fork.
  11. Add the yogurt to the cooked bottle gourd, combine well.
  12. Enjoy this simple curry with rice.



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