Side Dishes

Buttermilk Cucumber Curry/Moru Curry

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Moru (Buttermilk) Curry is an authentic dish in Kerala meals. It can be made with cucumber or raw banana. I used Kerala cucumber (skin color will be green and yellow, and it will be harder than other cucumbers) in this recipe.

1/2 Cup Cucumber (Chopped)
1/2 Cup Sour Yogurt
1/2 Onion
1/2 Cup Water
3 Curry Leaves
3 Dried Red Chilly
1/8 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 /2 Tsp Red Chilly Powder
1/8 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1/8 Tsp Fenugreek Seed
1/2 Tsp Ginger Paste
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Oil
Take water in a pan. Add the chopped onion, cucumber, turmeric powder, chilly powder, 2 curry leaves, ginger paste and salt into the water.Close and heat on a medium flame until the cucumber is well cooked. Remove from heat when cooked and keep it aside to cool down.When cool, add the buttermilk into it and heat on a medium-low flame while continuously stirring. Remove from heat when it starts to boil. Do not boil or the buttermilk will look coagulated. I made the buttermilk by beating the curd in a blender Heat a pan, add the oil, then add the fenugreek seed, mustard seed, dried red chilly, onion and curry leaves in the same order. When the onion becomes golden in color, remove from heat and garnish on top of the curry.
Nutritions

Calories
314

Sodium
1285mg
53% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
8g
17% DV

Carbs
36g
12% DV

Fiber
5g
21% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV