Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Microwaved Mor Kali and Rava Laddo revisted for Indian Cooking Challenge!

Inspiration at times seems very late in coming. Especially when its with cooking in Microwave. My own event, Microwave Easy Cooking was basically to help us discover the wonders of cooking in Microwave and having more time on hand to do other things. But if you know how it goes, having those glass bowls handy is such a risky thing with kids being around all the time in the kitchen. I almost think my boys will learn cooking soon. They always want to be carried to see what's getting cooked.

Like last night I was making dosas for them, while having the Idlis steamed for the rest of us. All of them wanted only dosa. In a week its almost 3 times that I give them dosa, still they only want it again. Anyway hubby dear was carrying Chinnu, he wanted to know what was on the stove. I lifted the lid and showed the pristine while idlis, he was so excited that he asked that for dinner too.

Coming back to the recipe on hand, I had planned on making the Mor Kali last night but kids refused to sleep before 10 and after that I was too tired to even think about making it. So got up early this morning and proceeded making it. Being in TN so long, I have heard and seen this eaten so often at friends place, though I have never made it myself. I even had the recipe written down, planning to make it in Microwave but never came around. What really surprised me that this never came to mind when Simran wanted to host breezy breakfast. Believe this Mor Kali is as breezy as it can get!

Cooking on stove, you got to be vigilant ensuring it doesn't get burnt. You got to keep stirring it frequently. Even for the measurement I prepared, it was supposed to take more than 15 mints. But in MW, it just took about 6 mins. Imagine having your breakfast getting ready in 10 mins. Of course you need to have all ingredients on hand.

Also these are normally tempered with Red Chilies, but I used Mor Milagai, (Sun dried chilies soaked in curds/yogurt) for added taste


Preparation time: 2 -3 mins
Cooking time in MW - 5 mins.

Ingredients Needed

Rice Flour - 1 cup
Butter Milk - 3 cups ( 2 tbsp of curds)
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp


Red Chilies/ Sun Dried Chilies - 2 -3 medium
Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 4 -5 leaves.

Method to prepare:

In a deep bottom bowl, add about a tsp of oil, drop in chilies, curry leaves along with Mustard and Urad dal. Stir well and micro for 1 min. If you think its needed, stir in between. End of the minute, my kitchen was filled with the wonderful aroma of sun dried chilies being fried along with curry leaves.


Take the curds/yogurt, add salt and beat well. Then add water to get thick butter milk.

In a bowl take rice flour and slowly add the buttermilk and mix well to get a lump less batter. The consistency can be more or less a dropping liquid .

Grease a square or rectangle microwave safe bowl with little oil. Pour the rice batter into it. Add the tempering to this batter and mix well.

Micro for 5 mins. In intervals of 2 mins, keep stirring. Once done, check if the kali is getting struck to the ladle.

Grease a bowl and transfer to it. Pat it well and unmold it for the click!

Notes: The curds/Yogurt I used wasn't sour, Athamma felt had it been a bit more sour it would have been even more tasty! So maybe increase the curds used which can also be sour.

You have your breakfast ready? Hurry up today is the last day. Sending this Mor Kali to dear Simran, who is going to have quite a few dishes to help her out busy mornings!

Finally as things would always happen, I procrastinated making Rava Laddos for the Indian Cooking Challenge till the last moment. Though I had planned to make it with powdered semolina, ended up making the same way again!


Will be back with the round up of all Rava Laddoos made by the members! So watch out!

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Simran said...

I've never tasted this but sounds delicious! Thanks for the entry.

Medhaa said...

Valli thank you so much this was a great challenge the laddoos were easy to make and tasted great

Parita said...

Hey srivalli, thanks for the wonderful challenge, mor kali looks similar to upma!

Superchef said...

thats a really easy way to make mor kali..gosh! its been ages since ive had that!

Pooja said...

Mor Kali looks yummy! Never had it before! The laddoo looks heavenly!

Archana said...

Mor Kali is a very traditional and common dish in Tamil nadu. It is i think the one of the simplest dish ever we could make it. It will taste awesome too. But i have never tried in microwave. Your dish looks awesome. I am sure your kids would have loved it.I Should try next time in Microwave.

Kalai said...

Gorgeous entries, Valli! They've come out perfect. :)

Prathibha said...

Hey thanks for your challenge..All blogs are full of them which tempts me to join this group soon...All the Best...

Preeti Singh said...

two awesome looking recipes....looks great and tempting....

rekhas kitchen said...

OMG mor Kali mmmmmm my fav. so tempting me with that curd chilie ummmm and awesome looking laddoos valli.yum yum.

egglesscooking said...

Morkali was my favorite tiffin growing up. I stopped making it because it consumes a lot of oil. But preparing it in the mw oven takes care of that problem. I have to try this one.

Priya Arun said...

Dear Srivalli,

That was a nice and easy breakfast. Can you please post the recipe for mor kali made on a stove top without using a microwave ?

Priya Arun


I am gonna try this more kalli for sure coz am a big fan of it:)) Thanks for sharing:)

Chitra said...

My hubby is a great fan of morkali..thanks for MW version..:)will try soon!

Kayal said...

Somehow we have never made this at home till now. Looks so yummy. Will try out with your version.

Susan said...

Mor Kali, some months ago, was the first microwave recipe I ever made with success. Love those curd chiles with their salty/sour taste!

Sorry I missed the event. Hope to be on board for the next one.

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. very quick and easy dish.. perfect breakfast.. thank for sharing!!

Srivalli said...

Thank you friends, I am so glad that ICC was liked by all....Mor Kali is sure a tasty one to make and very quick.

Priya will post the one on stove soon..thanks...

Susan, that will be very nice..thanks..:)

Aparna said...

Valli, I finally managed to keep my promise, though 2 days late!
Thanks for the recipe and my post is at http://mydiversekitchen.blogspot.com/2009/07/rava-laddoo-cardamom-flavoured-semolina.html

Namratha said...

Mor Kali reminded me so much of what we call Amruthphala, the method and contents are little different though. Rava Ladoooo, love them! I've been craving some these past few days, send me some Sri!:)

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