Mulagu (milagu)vellam.

Molagu vellam or milagu vellam is a typical Palghat Iyer dish which is very simple in making.If we are having curd we can make this curry with in few minutes. Milagu means pepper. Vellam means water. It’s a concoction of pepper curd and water. This curry is very good after delivery. I learnt this recipe from my husband’s grand mother. I used to make this very often . Milagu vellam is little spicy in taste. We need not add any vegetable in this curry. This is one of the favourite curry of my husband. Let us see how to make this easy dish.

Preparation time approx 15 minutes.


  • 1 cup thick curd
  • 1 1/2  tbsp pepper corns or  as per your taste.
  • 6 to 7 red chillies. or as per your taste.
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
  • salt to taste.

For seasoning.

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or sunflower oil.
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds.
  • 3 tbso chopped curry leaves
  • 1 small red chilly


In a kadai add a drop of oil. Fry the pepper and red chillies.Take care it should not burn.


Take out and cool this. Using a mixer jar grind fried pepper and red chilles smoothly adding little water. Make a paste of this.


Heat a pan. Add oil. When it is hot add mustard seeds.Add chopped curry leaves and 1 small red chilly. Fry this now add the pepper red chilly paste. Add turmeric powder.


Fry this till the water evaporates and it should become thick paste.


Churn curd without lumps.


Mix the curd and 1/2  to 1 cup of   water . Add this to the pepper red chilly paste.  Adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding water or little more curd.. Keep the stove on medium. Keep on stirring the gravy  otherwise curd may split. When the gravy become  hot or boiled  switch off the stove. Now add the salt and mix well.


Serve with rice.




7 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Looks so yummy!


  2. Very tasty recipe btw are you in middle East


    1. Thank you dear. Yes. I am living in Bahrain.


  3. This looks so scrumptious! I’m sure I would love this – it sounds right up my alley. 🙂 Bookmarking your recipe. Will be trying this out soon.


    1. Thank you for liking.please try this and tell me


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