ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಳಿ/Wintermelon in yogurt sauce

ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಳಿ or Winter melon(Ash Gourd) in yogurt sauce is one of our favorite item. Rice, ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಳಿ, sundried chillies are mouth watering combination...sluurrrrp...... I could lick my fingers off when my mom and granny used to make this. My son does it now :D


We need the following to make Majjige Huli :

Boodukumbalakayi/Winter Melon/Ash Gourd pieces : 2 cups(Closely packed)
Mosaru/Yogurt : 4 cups (sour types, 2 day old yogurt works well)

Grind the following into smooth paste to make sauce :

Kadalebele/Chanadal : 1tbsp (soaked in water for atleast 2hrs)
Jeerige/Cumin/Jeera : 1tbsp
Hasiru menasinakayi/Green Chillies : 4 (adjust according to your req)
Tenginakayi turi/Grated Wet Coconut : 2 heaped tbsp

for seasoning or Oggarane :Oil, mustard, curry leaves, red chillies (1 broken into small pieces) and asafoetida/hing

How to proceed :
1.Do the tampering in a wide skillet by adding the ingrediants in order mentioned above.
2. Add Winter Melon pieces, sautee for a while and add salt and water. Close the lid and let those winter melon pieces get cooked.
3. Meanwhile grind the ingrediants for making sauce. Add this paste to cooked winter melon pieces and continue to boil.
4. Beat yogurt well, add water if required. Add this beaten yogurt to the sauce above. Mix to form a uniform sauce.
5. Check taste and adjust the flavors accordingly. Serve hot with rice and sundried chillies.

E N J O Y Y Y Y Y!!!!!



EC said...

Nice colour ...great going

notyet100 said...

whts the other name of winter lemon or ashgourd/??/
recipes looks good..:-)

Cham said...

Goes well with steaming rice, love the colour


a tempting dish :-) i make something similar but without the winter gourd...

Unknown said...

really delicious!

sridevi said...

wow whiterice,sundried chily and ur yogurt sauce with ashgourd awesome what to say tastes yummy isin't it thank u for ur gr8 recipe

Rupa said...

Majjigehuli looks real yummy..Color is perfect

Richa said...

lovely dish!
i guess the sauce can be used with some other vegs too, right??

Lakshmi said...

@ Noyet100
My dear, Winter Melon is called Petha in Hindi :)

@ Richa,
You can use cucumber, Fried Okra, Ashgourd, also mix dal koftas in yogurt sauce.

Thanks for taking some time to dropping by and for your lovely comments.

Prajusha said...

this looks looks same as kaalan(instead of chana dal we add coconut paste)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

wow! looks delicious... I have my version in my drafts too, will post it sometime. and btw, by sundried chilies do u mean baalaka??!?! oh, those are indeed heavenly w/ majjige huli!!

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Kannada Cuisine said...

Maggige huli nanige tumba ista kanri!! I luve it yum yum yum....

Anonymous said...

Wow's sounds so good....I will definitely try this one:)