Moru kachiyathu/ Seasoned Buttermilk

This is a simple dish from Kerala. I prepare Moru Kachiyathu (Seasoned Butter Milk) whenever I am in hurry & also Dhuvadesi days. It is very easy and can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. You don't need coconut for this recipe.

Yogurt                                        2 cups (room temperature)
Water                                         1 cup
Ginger grated                              1 tsp.
Turmeric powder                          ¼ tsp.
Salt                                             to taste.

Coconut oil                                    1 tbsp..
Mustard seeds                                1/4 tsp.
Fenugreek seeds                             a pinch
Red chilies                                      2 no.
Curry leaves                                    1 stem   

  • Blend the yogurt with water. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard & fenugreek.
  • Add chilies, ginger and curry leaves. Fry it for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add Turmeric powder in it. Mix well.
  • Add blended butter milk & slat and stir well.
  • Stir continuously for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Keep on stirring till it becomes warm. Never allow it to boil.
  • Remove from the stove and stir for a few more minutes allowing it to cool.
  • Serve hot with Rice. 

  • Butter milk should be room temperature. Other ways it may cradle.
  • You can store this one week in the refrigerator.