January 19, 2008


It is a very traditional tiffin. It is mostly prepapred in the evenings since it is labelled as a ligh tiffin. It is known as Koozhu in Kerala whereas in TamilNadu it is called morkali.
It is an easy to make tiffin with simple ingredients.

Rice flour - 1 cup

Buttermilk - 1 cup

Water - 1 cup

Salt as required

For Seasoning

Oil - 1 tblspn

Mustard - 1 tspn

Chana dal- 1 tspn

Curry leaves- few nos

Green chilly (chopped) - 1 nos

Curd chillies (thayir molagai) - 3 Nos

Take a bowl. Add oil. Keep in MW for 30 seconds.

Add mustard and again keep for 30 seconds. When mustard splutters, add the rest of the seasoning and leave for 1 minute.

In another bowl, make a thin batter out of the rice flour, buttermilk, water and salt. Mix well. Pour the batter over the seasonings in the first bowl.

Cook in MW high for 4 minutes. Stir once in between.It will be cooked well.

If you touch with a wet finger, it should not stick to your finger.

It can be eaten as it is else can be cut in to pieces.

To cut into pieces,grease a plate with oil and spread the kali on it and level it with a spoon. Cut into squares and serve cool with pickle or chutney of your choice.

This can be cooked on stove top also. Now you can guess why I cooked in MW. Yes, this goes to Srivalli for her MEC-Tiffin, the theme for the month of January.


  1. Morkali with curd chilis is my favorite too Jayasree. Very nice sliced cakes :) Viji (Vcuisine)

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  3. I have never tried making koozhu myself....but remember my mother making it. Your microwave method sounds easy....am planning to give it a try.

  4. Hi my namesake, its easy. try and would love to know your feedback

  5. Thats a nice dish...thanks for the entry!

  6. this is a new recipe to me and it is so simple to make and looks yummyyyyyyy yumyy , nice recipe jayasree thanks for sharing

  7. thanks srivalli

    sagari, thanks for dropping by. Do try and I am sure you will like it

  8. I submitted the same entry too :)


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