Feb 24, 2008

Majjige Huli (Morkolamb in Tamil)

I havent posted here in a very very long time and believe me I really havent done any much cooking in the past 4 months. Yes, you heard it right. I have been taking my time to adjust to a newcomer in my life who is currently rolling around in me!
Today though necessity overwhelmed lethargy and I got down to the brass knacks and turned up a dish dear to T.

Majjige Huli is a great mix of the tangy, spicy and sweet. Its a curd based dish in which curd is the last ingredient to be added :)

What you need to make Majjige Huli
  • Many choice of Veggies including Pumpkin, Cucumber, Brinjal, Ladies Finger, Chayote(Seeme badnekayi in kannada), Ivy Gourd (Thondekayi in kannada), Beans etc
  • Kadlebele (Split yellow chickpeas) - 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Green/Red Chilly -3-4
  • Salt to taste
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Curd - 2 tbsp
Preparation to make Majjige Huli
  • Soak the kadlebele for atleast half an hour or till it becomes soft to the touch and breaks easily.
  • Grate the coconut
  • Grind soaked kadlebele, cumin seeds, turmeric, coconut and chilly to a paste with a little bit of water.
Method to make Majjige Huli
  • In case you are using Pumpkin or cucumber then cook in a vessel with water till soft. Add 1/2 tsp of salt while it cooks.
  • In case you are using Ladies Finger then fry it till the stickyness is gone. You could put a spoon of curd to fasten the process.
  • In case you are using Brinjal then fry it till cooked.
  • In case of other vegetables like you could pressure cook them
Once the vegetables are cooked, add the ground paste and allow it to boil. Add water as necessary to make it a thick gravy.
  • Add salt as required.
  • Allow it to cook till all the ingredients blend well.
  • Remove from flame.
  • To season, heat oil and add mustard seeds to it. Once it splutters remove from flame and add it into the gravy. Mix well.
  • Allow the gravy to cool completely and then add 2 tbsps of curd and mix thoroughly.

  • My fundas
    • Majjige Huli tastes best with Pumpkin. Ladies finger also is very good in it.
    • Makes for a soothing side dish with rice on a hot summer's day
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