Friday, November 29, 2013

More Chaaru/Thirunelveli Recipe

                                                                More Chaaru is nothing but a simple version of More Kozhambu.It is a very old and traditional recipe from Thirunelveli which I learnt from my Mil.It comes in handy and it is made in the evenings(nights), when there is no sambar or kozhambu left from the morning menu.Those days we ate rice for dinner. Also, they used to make More chaaru when people had fever, as one was not allowed to take plain buttermilk or curd becuase curd because of its cooling effect.So, you warm up the curd into the more chaaru.
It is my husbands favourite recipe as he is fond of traditional food.It is usually made as an accompaniment for Thogayals especially coconut or Thengai Thogayal.It is really simple and easy to make with very few ingredients.

You will Need
  • One cup Sour curd or Buttermilk
  • One tsp Rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • One tsp Oil
  • Few Red Chillies
  • Half tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • A dash of Asafoetida
  • Few Curry Leaves
How to

  • Whisk curd or buttermilk with rice flour,salt, and keep aside. 

  •  Add one cup of water and dilute it.

  •  Heat oil in a small pan crackle mustard seeds,add fenugreek,red chillies,asafoetida and curry leaves pour the curd mixture and just bring to warm up(do not boil).switch off the stove and close with the lid.

After a while while you are ready to serve just mix well and serve as a substitute for more kozhambu along with Thengai thogayal or any kind of podi and of course hot rice and roasted papad.

Alternatively you can use few omam seeds instead of fenugreek seeds and some more milagai instead of red chillies.


RENU said...

will try this so tasty

Sowmya said...

Awesome your style of presentation!!! you make ordinary Indian food look so Yummy:-)