How to make Mor Kozhambu -

White pumpkin cooked with a masala of coconut and a medley of spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), White pumpkin (सफेद कद्दू )

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Mor Kozhambu

Mor Kozhambu Recipe Card


Contrary to popular belief a vegetarian diet gives you all the nutrients you will ever require to live a fit and healthy life. With low saturated fat and cholesterol, high fiber content and rich complex carbohydrates - veggie delights like greens, pulses and curries are your best bet at a meal which is nutritious and tasty!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mor Kozhambu Recipe

  • Yogurt 2 cups

  • White pumpkin peeled 1/2 cup

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked 1 tablespoon

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander seeds soaked 1 tablespoon

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 25-30

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Scraped coconut 4 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried red chilli, broken 1

  • Curry leaves 4-6

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Grind together tuvar dal, chana dal, coriander seeds, rice, black peppercorns, cumin seeds, 1 green chilli, ginger and coconut with a little water.

Step 2

Whisk together yogurt, turmeric powder, salt and ground masala well in a bowl.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add red chilli, remaining green chillies, curry leaves and sauté.

Step 4

Add white pumpkin and sauté. Add 1 cup water and cook till the pumpkin is done.

Step 5

Add yogurt mixture and mix well. Add salt. When it comes to a boil, simmer on a low heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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