Thursday, August 4, 2011

Majjige Huli / More Kuzhambu

This is one of the traditional dish which goes very well with rice and papad. This is very quick to make as well. You can make this with Chokes, zucchini or white pumpkin.  Normally people use green chillies or red chillies. However, Sulochana, my mother-in-law made this with sambar powder when she visited us in Melbourne and it was very nice.  

Grind the following with some yogurt (curds):

poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1/2 tsp
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
pottukadale (roasted channa) - 1 tbs
chopped onion - 1.5 tbs
coconut - 2 tbs

First, cut 1 onion and desired vegetable into pieces and add to 2-3 cups of boiling water and add about 1 to 1.5 tsp of sambar powder, turmeric and salt. Boil for 10 minutes or until vegetable is cooked. Then add the ground masala and add chopped coriander. When it starts to boil turn off the flame and finish it with seasoning using mustard, curry leaves, 1 red chilly and hing.

A variation to this is you can substitute sambar powder with red chilli powder or add red chillies for grinding.

Another variation instead of sambar powder and pottukadale, add green chillies and soaked channa dhal (1 tbs) for grinding.

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