Monday, March 3, 2008

Buttermilk Soup (Morekulambu)

This is a buttermilk/yogurt based soup which can be taken with rice. The recipe below is one basic variation of the buttermilk soup. There are other variations of this soup for which I will be posting the recipes later on. Stay tuned...

Buttermilk- 2.5 cups
Cumin- 1/4 tsp
Green chillies- 2
Ginger- 2" piece
Red Chili- 1
Oil - 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Black Gram (lentil)- 1 tsp
Red Gram (lentil)- 1 tsp
Rice- 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
Chopped Cilantro- handful
Salt- to taste
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Okra and/or Eggplant- 1 cup; chopped.

1. Soak the Red gram and rice in water for 15 minutes. Drain the water and grind the red gram and rice along with green chillies, cumin, ginger and coconut into a paste.
2. Heat a pan and add oil. Add in the mustard seeds, black gram, red chili, turmeric, vegetables and cilantro. After a few minutes, add in the buttermilk, salt and the paste from step 1. Bring this to a boil on medium heat. Turn off the heat and serve with rice.

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