Morkali / More kali

Author: kittymatti / Labels: ,

Mor Kali

Photo Courtesy: Aarthi (my sister)

Photo courtesy: Janaki (my grandma), Padmini, Srinivasan (my parents)

Simple and tasty, traditional South Indian dish. There was a time when I hated the sight of dishes like morkkali, puli upma etc... Today, I sincerely think that there is nothing more tasty than these!!!
(partly reposted)

Ingredients:

Sour buttermilk 2 1/2 cups
Rice flour 1 cup
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp channa dal
4 black dried salted chillies (mor molagai)
2 green chillies slit
1 sprig curry leaves
6 tbsp gingely oil
Salt to taste, hing -2 dashes

Make a thin batter with buttermilk and rice flour.
Add oil in a kadai. Add mustard, channa dal, urad dal, curry leaves, all the chillies. Once the salted chillies become black, add the batter and salt, hing.
Stir constantly and cook in medium flame. It will take a long time for the rice flour to cook. Don't hesitate to add more oil if required.
Go on till the oil separates and a koozhu/ kkali consistency is achieved (semi solid paste like). You can even transfer it to a tray and cut out morkali cakes like in the picture.
Serve with mango thokku.

Alternatively, you can cook morkali in the microwave using just 2 tsp oil.


This recipe goes to Srilekha's breakfast series event

30 comments:

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

This is one of my favorites, my Mom makes this dish adding Mormilagai. Your photo and recipe is reminding me of good old days. Lovely picture, feel like having it now.

kittymatti said...

thnx a2z!

rads said...

sounds somewhat like idli...yummy recipe...

munchcrunchandsuch said...

I have never tried makin it nor eaten it..I saw the same more kali in some other blog too..amy be its time I try it/

Sweta said...

Never eaten this before-but it looks yummy. Will try it out-looks like I have all the ingredients too!

Padma said...

Looking great Preethi and perfect for the events :)

SriLekha said...

it is so authentic!

kittymatti said...

thnx guys,
yeah rads, a quicker alternative infact..

Pavithra said...

Oh wow this one we too do this .. add some chopped onion too with this.. try this too next time. ANd another method is instead of rice flour we use to grind rice too and soaked channa dhal.. both tastes so good.. really really tempting and mouthwatering.. since my hubby does not like it i will not do only for myself only i will eat when i go india.. please send me some when u make next time he he

Nithya Praveen said...

Oh wow.This time during my India visit,the cook at my inlaws place had made this...I was wondering wat it was,coz i had never heard of this dish.But after eating,i kept cribing to my mom that she never makes variety of food....ha ha.It was good fun.You totally reminded me of that incident.I simply love this...was looking for the recipe..glad i found this here.Thanks Preethi it looks wonderful!

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy one dear....yummy

Preeti Singh said...

hearing this for 1st time....look nice.... easy recipe too....will surly try.

Prathibha said...

Mom prepares this too..Like pavitra said even we too add onions to this..n even I never made this so far after my marriage..have this only when i visit my mom...looks good dear..

Subhie Arun said...

i neva tried making or eating it before..looks yummy yar....mouthwatering...i will try soon ..

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey ...
I am seeing this for the first time...look deliciouss...I should try it....Thanx for sharing it...

Kitchen Flavours said...

New recipe to me......looks yummylicious....

Kalaivani said...

My H's favorite dish.Pic looks mouth-watering.

Parita said...

Wow this is new to, never tried before, looks tempting! the second pic looks like dhokla?

Trupti said...

never tried it but looks delicious

kittymatti said...

thaank u all so much.

Sure pavithra and Prathiba... I shall try that version too! Sounds interesting!
Thanks so much nithya...It was nice reading the incident.U must surely try it..
I love this but my husband does not even touch it... I make it very rarely...Would love to send it to u guys the next time!

Actually it more gooey than dokla and idly

DEESHA said...

yummy dish ...

kittymatti said...

thnx deesha!!

Priyameena said...

wow...Looks yummy..Heard about it...But didnt made it before...sure will give it a try..

Ramya said...

Oh Luv Morekali!!I know lotsa ppl dont like it at all including my sis and dad..My mom used to make this exclusively for me every week..U are tempting me with u'r pictures ,Girl!!!

sangeeta said...

it looks like upma to me....the south Indian ingredient names are still confusing for me.....lolz....
did you suggest having this with mango pickle?/ see a recipe of aam ka achar here ..http://banaraskakhana.blogspot.com/..

Preety said...

never heard of this one before..will give it a try sometime

kittymatti said...

thnx ramya! haha, I love it too
Sure sangeeta, will check it out
Thnx preety for the visit

Vrinda said...

I hav made this mor kali from madhu's blog ,was tasty..ur picture made me hungry for this..will make it tomorrow..Oops...I forgot to take the picutre of paniyaram to post in blog,will do next time...

kittymatti said...

so sweet of u vrinda, made my day:)

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow looks so tempting one of my fav. breakfast

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