Nellikka Moru Curry / Gooseberries in Yogurt Gravy

Back in my hometown Kerala, moru curry is a staple at most homes!
This is such a simple curry with just two main ingredients Yogurt or buttermilk and Coconut and makes a perfect n soothing accompaniment with rice .
You can add veggies as well like melons ,yams or more flavoring like shallots, garlic and ginger and make it even richer and yummier!
I chose to add some ground gooseberries and made my father’s favorite Nellikka Moru curryJ

Nellikka Moru Curry

  • 3 Gooseberries
  • ¼ Cup grated Coconut
  • ½ Cup Yogurt
  • 1 Green Chilly
  • ½ tspn Cumin’s
  • Salt to taste
  • For tempering
  • 1 tspn Oil
  • ½ tspn Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves

  • Roughly chop the gooseberries and discard the seeds
  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds, green chilly and gooseberries to a fine paste
  • Add two tablespoon water ,salt and beat the yogurt well.
  • Heat a pan and add the beaten yogurt and stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the ground paste and cook for another 2-3 minutes until it is foamy.
  • Remove from the flame and prepare the tempering by heating the oil in a wok.
  • Add in the mustard seeds to the hot oil, once it starts to crackle add the curry leave sauté for few seconds.
  • Add the tempering to the Yogurt gravy and stir well.

Off this goes to Kerala Kitchen hosted by  Prathibha


  1. Very unique recipe,nice presentation too.

  2. Ramya, raavile thanne kothippichullo :-) Moru Curry is one of my fav and nellikka moru curry is even better. nice clicks n well presented :-)
    Hey u can this to KK Kitchen event as well..

    1. :-) Ha ha..Thank u !
      I have send the entry to KK:-)

  3. perfect recipe for to beat the heat

  4. Nice pictures and a very nice recipe

  5. Can't resist this, am having some frozen berries, will try this out..

  6. Wow this sounds and looks yum...perfect for summer

  7. Very innovative, I have never heard of gooseberries in a curry. Great photos

  8. Moru curry adipoli, ente life savior annu.

  9. The clicks make me drool here.loved the colour n tatsy too.......

  10. Such a cooling and yummy dish.

  11. Very Innovative and refreshing drink..

  12. this is new to me adding gooseberries. Thanks will do so.

  13. This must be great and can also be included for Onam sadya..

  14. wow perfect recipe for this climate,love to finish it:)



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