Morkali (Rice-Buttermilk Porridge - Traditional Recipe from Tamil Nadu)

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Morkali (Rice-Buttermilk Porridge - Traditional Recipe from Tamil Nadu)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :5 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 20 Min


Serves : 3
  • 1/2 cup rice flour

  • 2 & 1/2 cups buttermilk

  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1-2 tbsp. oil

  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 2 dry red chilies, broken

  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida

  • 1 tbsp. chana dal

  • 1 tsp. urad dal

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 3-4 green chilies, slit

  • 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped


  • In a bowl, whisk together rice flour, buttermilk and salt. Keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and whole dry red chilies. Allow it to splutter.
  • Add chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves, green chilies and asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds and add the rice-buttermilk mix.
  • Keep stirring continuously on a medium flame till it gets thick and leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with tomato chutney, coconut chutney or some idli podi (Gun powder) sprinkled over it.