Mor Khozhumbu - Yogurt sauce

Mor Khozhumbu- Yogurt sauce (serving size 2 – 4 people)

Utensils required

Heavy bottomed pan


Small electric food processor

Mixing bowl and whisk

Food pairing suggestion – Mor Khozhumbu is served with rice and urulai kizhangu varuval (potato fry)


3 tablespoons oil

2 teaspoons salt

2 cups okra (cut into 2 inch long pieces)

2 cups plain yogurt

You can find all the below ingredients in an Indian grocery store or Amazon

1 teaspoon black mustard seeds

1 teaspoon urad dal

1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon chana dal

1 cup shredded frozen coconut

1/4 teaspoon asafetida

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

4 Thai green chilies

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger


1. Soak 1/4 cup chana dal in water for 2 hours. Thaw one cup of frozen coconut.

2. Place a heavy bottomed pan on the stove. Heat the pan for 3 minutes in medium heat.

3. Add 3 tablespoons of oil in the pan and add 1 teaspoon of black mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon chanan dal, 1 teaspoon urad dal and 1/4 teaspoon asafetida.

4. Fry the ingredients in medium heat until the urad dal and chana dal turn golden brown in color.

5. Add 2 cups of Okra, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and 1/2 cup water into the pan. Cook the contents in medium heat for 10 minutes.

6. In the meantime make the coconut paste. Add 1 cup shredded coconut, 1/4 cup chana dal which has been soaked in water for 2 hours, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger and 1/4 cup water in a small electric food processor and make a smooth paste.

7. Add 2 cups plain yogurt and add the coconut paste into a mixing bowl. Use a whisk and mix the contents well. Add 3 cups of water little by little and keep mixing the contents to make a thin watery mixture. The coconut & yogurt mixture is ready

8. When the Okra is cooked add the coconut and yogurt mixture into the pan and cook in medium heat for 5 minutes. Do not stir the contents.

9. After 5 minutes the sauce will start to boil and form small bubbles on the top surface. Switch off the heat at this stage and add 2 teaspoons of salt and mix the contents well.

10. Serve the Mor Khozhumbu with warm rice.

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