Poosanikai mor kuzhambu

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Poosanikai / ash gourd mor kuzhambu is prepared with soar curd and ash gourd. Simple and tangy gravy that goes well with white rice.

Poosanikai mor kuzhambu / Ash gourd mor kuzhambu


      • 1/2 cup – Poosanikai / Ash gourd / White Pumpkin (chopped into big cubes)
      • 1/2 cup – Sour curd / yogurt
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • Salt to taste

For grinding:

      • 2 tsp – Bengal gram / kadalai paruppu
      • 3 tbsp – Coconut grated
      • 1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1 or 2 nos- Green chillies


      • 2 tsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • 2 nos – Dry red chillies
      • 4 or 5 nos – Fresh curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

Ash gourd mor kuzhambu process

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak bengal gram for an hour. Grind soaked bengal gram along with grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies to a smooth paste. Set it aside.
  2. Take a bowl, add curd (nicely beaten), ground paste, turmeric powder, salt  and  water as per desired consistency and mix well.Keep it aside.
  3. Cook poosanikai along with little turmeric powder in enough water until well cooked. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given in the list for seasoning. Now add cooked poosanikai followed by curd mixture, cook until kuzhambu becomes frothy. When bubbles start appearing, switch off of the stove. Simple and yummy mor kuzhambu is ready, serve with white rice.

Poosanikai mor kuzhambu / Ash gourd mor kuzhambu


  • Do not allow the kuzhambu to boil. Switch off the stove when bubbles start appearing.
  • You can add any cooked vegetable of your choice  like ladies finger, Sepangkizhangu, yellow pumpkin,drumstick or even uluntha vadai (medhu vadai).

Poosanikai mor kuzhambu / Ash gourd mor kuzhambu


  1. love this version perfect for this season

  2. i am a hard core lover of morkozhambu but i swapped making to sambar for my hubby...almost 2 years that i came here and have my running kitchen but never could make that wonderful curry

  3. beautifully done,nice clicks.

  4. i love mor kuzhambu, and your's looks stunning and fingerlicking. very beautiful clicks...
    thanks for sharing...

  5. healthy kuzhambu with country veggie, love this to core dear...

  6. Perfect recipe for this season,lovely dish n clicks!!

  7. Yummyilicious and fingerlicking gravy, love to enjoy with a bowl of rice.

  8. Ahh.. An all time favorite... Tasty with a bowl of steamed rice :)

  9. Wow... looks yummy...can you tell me what dish have you made with garlic? That looks eqully yummy!

  10. I tried this and it was yumm ......I made the arbi fry also. can you tell me what is the dish you have made with garlic?

  11. The recipe is interesting. I am more interested in the garlic thokku that is presented along side. Can you share the recipe of that too Pls. Thanks


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