Mor Kuzhu | Buttermilk Porridge

Mor Kuzhu is very quick and easy to prepare. Authentic south India, Tamil Nadu dish served as breakfast or as snack . You can prepare this dish in just 15 minutes (including preparation time). This dish also called as Mor kali. In Tamil language Mor means buttermilk and kuzhu means porridge. Seasoning with dried marinated chilli /mor milaga gives amazing taste to this dish. This recipe is simple, healthy, delicious, tangy, and spicy in taste.  Cut them in to pieces and give any shape of your choice and turn them as interesting snack. Kids will love this snack, when they come back after school or even you back from office. Sometime you should know the quickest recipes too when your stomach begins to growl. Check out our step by step photo recipe to learn.

Rice Flour – 1 cup
Sour Butter Milk – 1 ½ cup
Salt  - 1 tsp
Water – 2 cups

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Urad Dal/White lentils – 2 tsp
Chana Dal/Bengal Gram split – 2 tsp
Curry Leaves – Few
Hing/Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Oil  - 1 tbsp
Mor Molaga/ Dried marinated chili  – 3 to 4 nos


In a bowl add rice flour, butter milk, salt and 2 cups of water and whisk it nicely and prepare it as batter.

Put a reasonable size heavy bottom pan on the range and heat oil. Fry the mor molaga/dried marinated chili, once they are start turning to dark brown color remove them from oil and transfer it plate and allow them to cool.

In the same oil, temper the seeds. Once they start popping add curry leaves, Hing, and stir for 1 or 2 mins. If you don't have the marinated chili, then add chopped green chilies in this step.

Add the rice flour mixture and 1/2 cup sour butter milk for extra tart ness and mix it nicely. You can skip butter milk as per your family preference.

crush some mor molaga and mix it nicely. 

Reduce the flame to medium and stir the mixture slowly. Add 1 tbsp of oil and mix it gently. This improves taste and also helps to leave the mixture from the pan fast

When the mixture starts to leave and not sticking to sides of the pan and bottom of the mixtures changes to light golden color means it is done. Switch off the gas.

We like the crust in the bottom of the mixture, so I keep little longer time. We sisters, always fight to get the crust from our mom.:) 

Serving: Serve extra mor molaga for more spiciness.


1. Use the sour curd/ butter milk to get the traditional taste.
2. You can use green chili instead of dried marinated chilli
3. If you are using dried chili, then reduce the salt in batter mixture. Dried chili by default has lot of salts in it.
4. Generously use of oil gives nice taste to the dish
5. Grease the plate and pour the mixture and allow them to cool and cut them in to pieces and give any shape of your choice turn them as interesting snack!

Mor Khuzhu

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  1. I have never heard of this Mor Kuzhu before. This indeed sounds and looks appetizing, tempting & delish!

    1. Indeed very tasty dish Anu:) Do try and tell me your feedback!

  2. It looks super yummy. I never made porridge in buttermilk before. I will definitely try it out. :)

    1. Thanks a lot Ritu :) Do share your feedback!

  3. nice blog vth yummy recipes..porridge luks so good n healthy..

    1. Thank you very much for stopping by. Glad you you liked it! :)


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