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Mor Kuzhambu Recipe, Poosanikai Mor Kuzhambu

Pumpkin Mor kuzhambu Recipe. Tamil style Mor kuzhambu made with coconut masala and onion. Easy Recipe. With step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the Masala

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fried gram (pottu kadalai)
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 6 shallots (indian small onions)

Other Ingredients

  • 2 cups ash gourd (white pumpkin), diced
  • 2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 6 shallots (indian small onions), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain curd


  1. Grind all the ingredients listed under “masala” to a smooth paste with half a cup of water. Set aside.
  2. Boil the pumpkin in a cup of water for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add in the shallots and the salt. Fry for a couple of minutes till the shallots are cooked.
  4. Add in the boiled pumpkin along with the water used for cooking. Add in the ground masala paste and cook for 5 minutes in a low flame.
  5. Run curd and half a cup of water in mixie for 10 seconds. Set aside.
  6. Add it to the pan and simmer on a very low flame for 20-30 seconds. Do not simmer for a long time as the curd might break.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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