Mujjige Huli recipe
Mujjige Huli recipe
Mujjige Huli is one a signature recipe popular among the people from Karnataka. It is also known in different names like ‘Mor Kuzhambu’ in Tamil Nadu, ‘Majjiga pulusu’ in Andhra Pradesh and ‘Moru kootan or Pulissery in Kerala. It is a yoghurt based dish with a greenish yellow texture and a mild spicy flavour. Ash gourd or Winter melon is the traditionally used vegetable in this recipe. It is believed to be a good food for diabetic patients and it will also aid in weight loss. Curd is one of the main ingredient in this recipe and it blends well with the taste of other spices. The presence of freshly grated coconut combines well with the curd and provides a delicious flavour. Have a look at the ingredients used and the method of preparation of Mujjige Huli.
Ingredients used for Mujjige Huli
- 2 cups of Ash gourd
- 1 cup of beaten curd / Sour buttermilk
- Salt for the taste
Ingredients for grinding
- ½ cup of grated coconut
- 3 teaspoons of Bengal gram or channa dal
- 4-6 green chillies
- 2 teaspoon of coriander seeds
- ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds or jeera
- 1-inch ginger piece
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
- A pinch of asafoetida
Ingredients for tempering
- 2-3 teaspoon of oil
- ½ teaspoon of Mustard seeds
- A small piece of asafoetida
- 1 broken dried red chilli
- 1-2 sprigs of curry leaves
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Preparation of Mujjige Huli
- Wash the channa dal and soak it in clean water for a minimum of 20 minutes.
- Peel off the outer skin and chop the ash gourd into medium sized pieces, remove the seeds and chop it into cube-shaped pieces.
- Cook the ash gourd with the turmeric powder. Be careful not to overcook the ash gourd pieces.
- Use a mixer in grinding the ingredients to form a smooth paste.
- Add the prepared masala paste and the salt to the cooked ash gourd pieces.
- Boil the contents for few minutes and add the buttermilk, blend it well.
- Now, add some water to get the desired consistency. Heat it to a boil.
- Once the gravy thickens to desired consistency, switch off the flame and serve it as a side dish for rice.