Morkozhambu (kadi) is one of those traditional "passed thru generations" type of dishes in my place. No tamilian festival day is complete without morkuzhambu for lunch.. I can't forget the times like Tamil Varusha pirappu, Adi perukku, Vijayadhasami etc. when there's a special menu in our house. Strictly vegetarian dishes are enforced on festival days and there has to be a main kuzhambu (gravy), atleast a couple of vegetable side dishes, with rasam, appalam, vadai and payasam. On special days we have lunch on banana leaf and I used to love those days where we all sisters sit in a circle and enjoy the elaborate south indian feast!
There are a bunch of reasons why I like Morkuzhambu.. First, it uses very simple ingredients that are always available at home.. No fatty ingredients like butter, ghee or deep fry etc. And lastly, its made of Yogurt.. a healthy ingredient and I just love the flavor of yogurt mixed with spices. Many versions of this dish exist among the tamilians and I've learnt a few different ways to make morkuzhambu with slight variations. One such interesting recipe I came across was this fabulous Mambazha Pulisseri from Mishmash's blog! The first time I saw it, I wondered what do mangoes have to do with Morkuzhambu :) I had never heard of this combination before and was eager to give it a shot sometime. Since last week, with a box of marathon mangoes sitting on my kitchen counter, I was all prepared to make this for the first time.. I exactly made it as mentioned in her blog and it came out just awesome! My hubby loved it and we had a blast for dinner! Thanks shn, for sharing this nice recipe! This will sure be a treat for all morkuzhambu/kadi lovers.
As this dish could be enjoyed with Rotis too I would like to send this to Your Recipe Rocks started by Madhuram and... Yogurt being a key ingredient in this dish, I'm also sending this to Yogurt event hosted by Siri. Also, I would like to thank all of you who voted for my poll that was going on for a few months in my blog. That was really helpful and it was amazing to see that there were equal votes for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians continuously for the whole 5 months! Also, there's another one I've just started today. Please feel free to vote and thanks in advance :)
And last but not least, I would like to pass my Yummy blog award to the following friends who post yummy recipes in their blog. In fact, there are lots of my favorite blogs that post yummy mouthwatering recipes and my bookmarks are growing day by day, so it was tough to choose only 4 :
Jeena- She has lots of interesting Indian recipes and I love her step-by-step yummy photos!
Mrs.Srilekha- Recently I stumbled upon her blog and I was excited to see that has very authentic tamilian home-made recipes!
Anusha - I love her fabulous photographs and unique yummy recipes.
Solai - I discovered her blog just a couple of days before and I was pleasantly surprised to see a blog completely specializing on my favorite Chettinad cuisine! All recipes are fabulous and yummy and I can't wait to try some of them!