Kumbalanga Moru Curry (ashgourd Cooked In Buttermilk)
In Kerala buttermilk in curry form is consumed in many ways. The least elaborate form is pachamoru and sambaram which is like a chaas where buttermilk is tempered with shallots, ginger and assorted spices. The next version is moru curry. In this form, buttermilk is tempered and boiled hence has turmeric to give it the yellow appearance. A wide range of vegetables are also added in this preparation. Brinjal, lady's finger, pumpkin, pineapple and papaya are few vegetables used in moru curry. The most common vegetable is ash gourd however. And when grated coconut is ground and added to this preparation it is called a pulissery. This is the least elaborate recipe and has no coconut in it.