yogurt curry/curd curry recipe I mosaru saaru


Yogurt curry or curd curry is a traditional south Indian curry, This is a very simple curry and real comfort food for all which is good for health too. This is one of a traditional recipe popularly known as Asalle saaru/mosaru saaru in Kannada which is prepared by grinding simple spices with coconut, cooked in a spicy curry, yogurt/curd is mixed when it is cooled and served with hot rice, usually served with masala vada dipped or soaked in this curry as a combination.









Ash gourd –  1 bowl chopped

Curd/yogurt – 500 ml

Salt to taste


To grind –

Coconut – 1 1/2 cup grated

Roasted gram – 2 tbs

Onion – 1 small or 1/2 of a medium

Garlic – 6 or 8 cloves

Pepper – 1/2 tsp

Green chilies – 2 or to adjust your taste

Fresh coriander – 1 bunch

For tempering –

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 2 spring

Oil to fry


To make or to prepare curd/yogurt curry –

Add all the ingredients to grind in a mixer jar except coriander, and grind to a paste finally add coriander and grind it to a coarse and keep ready.


Wash and rinse ash gourd, cook it until it is done, add salt to taste.(pressure cook or pan cook)


Ensure that ash gourd is cooked, then add grounded paste into it.


Combine add water to a medium consistency bring the curry to boil for 5 to 6 min in a medium flame. switch off the flame


Heat a tadka pan add oil. When it is hot add mustard seed, allow it to sizzle then add curry leaves, remove it from the flame and add it to curry.


Allow the curry to cool at room temperature, when it is cool add fresh yogurt/curds into it


Combine it with the curry


Enjoy mossaru saaru with rice and crispy masala vada


Soak masala vada in the curry and enjoy as a side dish with Curd curry.

Notes –

You can prepare this curry recipe without vegetables as well.

Adding roasted gram makes curry thick in consistency,

Add curd when the curry becomes cool (after boiling).

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3 Responses to “yogurt curry/curd curry recipe I mosaru saaru”

  1. Hemalatha says:

    I love the recipe..at which stage should we add curd

    • Usha Upchar says:

      Once you boil the curry… after a good boil about 5 to 10 mins remove from the flame, allow it to cool completely, once cooled, whisk the yogurt and mix to the curry.

  2. Hemalatha says:

    I skipped the stage of adding curd , Read again . Thank you for posting the recipe

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