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Neeru Srikanth
5 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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MorKali or Rice Savory Halwa is a traditional south Indian recipe made with rice flour and buttermilk.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. To mix & soak
  2. hing powder– 1/2 tsp
  3. Rice flour – 400 mg
  4. water – 3 cups
  5. butter Milk – 1 cup
  6. To temper in oil:
  7. oil – 3 tsp
  8. hing powder – 1 pinch
  9. mustard – 1.5 tsp
  10. Urad Dhal – 1.5 tsp
  11. Channa dhal – 1.5 tsp
  12. Mor Milagai/ Sun dried Chili's in buttermilk - 3
  13. OTHERS:
  14. oil – 1 tblsp
  15. Curry leaves – few
  16. coriander - few


  1. Mix the hing, rice flour. Add butter milk & water little by little so that no lumps are formed. It should be completely water. Add more water if needed. Soak for 8 hrs.
  2. After 8 hours add the chopped curry leaves and coriander to the soaked mix.
  3. Take a non-stick pan and temper in the ingredients given in order - oil, hing,mustard, urad dhal, chana dhal , Mor milagai and roast them until a good aroma comes out.
  4. In the same pan, add the soaked rice flour & butter milk mix to above tempered ingredient. Keep mixing without forming lumps.
  5. Once it starts to thicken keep adding 1 tsp of oil in regular intervals until you finish the 1tblsp oil.
  6. It slowly forms a halwa consistency. When you take water and touch the dish it must not stick to your hand.
  7. Take a plate and grease it with oil and cut them into pieces and allow it to cool down for few minutes.
  8. This dish can be served hot or in room temperature. It goes well with mormilagai, however you dip it with milaga podi (idli chili powder) also.

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