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pulissery recipe kerala style

Pulissery Recipe Kerala Style - Traditional Kerala Moru Curry With Coconut

Pulissery recipe with yogurt, coconut and spices is easy to prepare and makes a delicious side dish with rice for lunch or dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 246kcal


  • 2 cups grated or shredded coconut
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds

For seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 string curry leaves (make sure there is no water in leaves)
  • 3 dry red chilies (broken)


  • Blend together coconut, cumin seeds and water until smooth.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the broken dried red chilies, curry leaves and fry for a few seconds (this is the South Indian style seasoning we make for the curry. If you are not used to making this kind of Indian seasoning or tadka, be careful since the mustard seeds will splutter. You may also use cumin seeds and just lightly fry them instead).
  • Add the grind coconut mix to the seasoning we made, and mix well. Keep the heat in low.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and fenugreek powder to the pan and mix everything well.
  • Cook on medium heat for few minutes until the mixture is hot and bubbles are about to form. Stir in between.
  • Switch off the stove and keep the pan away from heat. You shouldn't boil the mixture as it will change the texture and flavor of the dish. Just heating enough to make the coconut mixture hot is enough, so you should remove the pan from the stove just before it starts to boil.
  • In a bowl, mix the yogurt using a spoon so as to avoid any lumps.
  • Add the yogurt to the coconut mixture and stir the contents very well. The traditional Kerala style pulissery or moru curry is ready to serve! Enjoy the dish with rice for lunch or dinner along with other side dishes or pickles.


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg