Tuesday, August 01, 2006


This is my Submission for August JFI#4 hosted by Santhi's Me and My Kitchen.

* More Kali authentic south Indian Dish. *
* Served as Tiffin/Snack. *
* Sort of Salty Halwa made out of Rice and Maida flour. *

Ingredients Needed:
1. Rice flour 3/4 cup
2. Maida flour 1/4 cup
3. Sour and Thick butter Milk 2 1/4 cups
4. Salt to taste.
5. Hing
6. Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
7. Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
8. Green Chillies 2
9. Dried Curd Chilli 3
10. Curry leaves
11. Cooking Oil 5 to 6 table spoons.

1. Mix Rice flour and Maida in Buttermilk without lumps.
2. In that mixture add Salt, Hing and Curry leaves and keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a kadai add Mustard seeds, let it splutter, then add Urad dal
Green chillies and Curd chillies.
4. Pour the mixture into the kadai and mix thoroughly add some more Oil if need be.
5. Test for Readiness: When you touch with wet hands, it will not stick, then Morekali is ready.
6. Place Morekali on a greased plate, cut into small squares and serve with Tomato Thokku.

Curd Chillies is a must and it shall give a nice flavour.


KA said...

Great recipe, preparation method sounds a wee bit like upma. Never tried it before but am going to try it real soon.

Anonymous said...

hmmm never heard of it..
U r my lady MT..
one sweet and one hot entry perfect..
Thanks again

Anonymous said...

When you say, mix on the 4th step, do you mean to cook it ?

Is this an Andhra speciality?

Anonymous said...

Mor Kali with tomato thokku sounds delicious.

indosungod said...

MT looks tasty and it seems easy to prepare, one question there no buttermilk in the recipe, where does it get its name from?

Menu Today said...

Hi KA,
Please try and let me know the out come of it. Thanx.

Thank u very much.

Hi Inji Pennu,
Yes. It is a Tamil Nadu Traditional.

Hi Arsu,
Thanx a lot.

Hi Indosungod,
It has buttermilk.(diluted thick curd).Thanx

Shammi said...

The first time I ever had morekali was in my Iyengar friend's house - her grandmother had made it and it was SOOOOOOO tasty! I wish I could get real sour buttermilk here (never seems to get sour)... I'd love to try your recipe!

Ashwini said...

What a unique recipe MT

Sudha said...

Hi MT, was planning to blog this soon..nice to see them here..And more so the mormillaga looks yummy..Thanks for sharing..

Menu Today said...

Hi Shammi,
Please let me know the out come of it. Thanx.

Hi Ashwini,
Thanx a lot.

Hi Sudha,
That is home made mormilaga. I am waiting for your post. Thanx.

Vineela said...

Hi Menutoday,
Mygrandmom used to this recipe.
Its very tasty if we eat hot.
THANKS FOR sharing the seedai recipe and for the grater.

Unknown said...

This is something new to me. Interesting.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of Morkali before. Shall try it out soon. And the shell seedai's looks YUM !!

Menu Today said...

Hi Vineela, priya and Puspha,
Thanx a lot.

Krithika said...

Mor kali ... I absolutely love it. When prepared with coconut oil it tastes divine. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

Anonymous said...

Aahaaha. . .what a taste!

Anonymous said...

when say put curd chillis is it fried black one or the kaccha curd chilli( mor milagai)