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Buttermilk gravy(Majjige huLi)

I am having one of those days when I want to stay away from the blog as much as possible. I am finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the amount of work and dedication required to keep up with things. I have many recipes in drafts which I could post, but I find it extremely difficult to reply to all the questions through comments/mails. I try my best, but I fall short. I am also finding it difficult to blog hop. I hope I will come out of it soon.

Majjige huLi – buttermilk gravy with vegetables in it, is one very popular Kannada dish. Like any other traditional dishes, there are many ways of making this. This recipe was sent to me by Aruna. It has become a very regular at home these days.

1/4 cup chana dal
1/4 cup fresh/frozen coconut (I did not use coconut)
4 green chillies
1 tea spn cumin seeds
3-4 strands corainder leaves(with stems)
1″ piece ginger
1 and 1/2 cups yougurt
1 and 1/2 cup cooked vegetables any of these white pumpkin(ash gourd) or bottle gourd

For the seasoning:
1/2 tea spn mustard
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
5-6 curry leaves
2 red chillies

Cook the vegetable and keep it aside.
Soak chana dal in water for 2-3 hrs. Grind them with coconut, green chillies, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, ginger.
In a pan heat oil and add mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves and red chilli for seasoning.
Now add the ground masala and cook for abt 5 min after adding a little water.
Now add the cooked vegetable and mix well. Add the yougurt, mix well. Do not cook too much after adding yougurt.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins

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  • Aruna October 10, 2008, 8:19 pm

    This is one type of gravy which i like eating with rice. Trying to see if we can add some other watery veggies to it for a change.

  • Divya Vikram October 10, 2008, 8:20 pm

    Sounds easy to make and sounds delicious too..

  • Maya October 10, 2008, 9:10 pm

    Wow Shilpa, I just had this at a Kannadiga friends place day before and was telling her I am goin to note down her recipe soon. Hot and tangy with rice and ghee is how she served and it was just too good :)..

  • Veda October 10, 2008, 9:39 pm

    Hi shilpa,

    I totally agree with you. Though i had been busy for a month….it was very difficult otherwise to come back and post in recipes, check out other friend’s posts…..it was like no i dont want to do all this for a while….but while its good to listen to ur heart for a while and stop everything for sometime….its also increasingly difficult to come back….suddenly u feel there r so many people, with so many recipes, u want 2 try all of them (which is impossible…) its very very hard to catch up all that u have lost!

    take care…..


  • sindhura October 11, 2008, 12:12 am

    Aha what a great recipe.I love this recipe very much and my mom is an expert in preparing this dish.We call it as Majjiga pulusu in Andhra.
    Thanks for posting this dish

  • Amber October 11, 2008, 1:40 am

    Hey Shilpa!
    To boost ur moral and ignite ur blogging spirits, i wanna confess that i am absolutely fond of ur blog. Ever since ive started making ur recipes I ve become famous in family now. Infact just yesterday i tried ur Biscuuit Pudding n it was a Super Duper Hit!
    So, please stay on!

    Get Well Soon

    Shilpa: Thank you Amber. I appreciate you taking time to leave a comment. Keep visiting.

  • Shreya October 11, 2008, 4:30 am

    hi lovely recipe, I have never made buttermilk based curries with chana dal. Will try it.

  • Priya October 11, 2008, 5:12 am

    SImple n really yummy..different one..

  • Ganga VegeYum October 11, 2008, 8:48 am

    I love your recipes, this one is so good too. Dont put yourself under pressure to post, respond or visit blogs. We will all wait until you are able to post regularly again.

  • bee October 11, 2008, 10:31 am

    i have a question. can i use 2 half teaspoons instead of one tsp of cumin? :D

    Shilpa: Thats a good one Bee :). I am not surprised at all as I do get such questions ;)

  • raaji October 11, 2008, 8:22 pm

    Shilpa even we make it in andhra…….some add coconut…..i have never tried it with coconut….. but we call it with a different name……

  • Ramki October 11, 2008, 9:03 pm

    I love sour stews.To ensure I never run out of variations, I wrote up 1001 Pulusu – Andhra’s Sour stews
    1001 Kulambu – Tamilnadu’s Sour Stews .

  • priyanka October 11, 2008, 11:01 pm

    Thats a completely new recipe for me.

  • Sheetal October 13, 2008, 4:36 pm

    I have been feeling the same … not enough hours in the day! I love buttermilk, and this recipe sounds like such a wonderful blend of some of my favorite things!

  • Sheetal October 13, 2008, 4:38 pm

    There just aren’t too many hours in the day! I have been feeling the very same .. blame it on the weather :D

    I absolutely love buttermilk, and this recipe is such a wonderful blend of some of my favorite things.

  • Purnima October 16, 2008, 1:40 am

    Shilpa, addition of chana daal is new in this dish, minus that, it has first half of olan n second half of avial! :D Relating to the dishes I prepare, but honestly..it sure must taste very very different! tks for sharing!

  • Laura February 9, 2009, 10:33 pm

    very good recipe :)… it turned out very tasty.

  • jik July 3, 2012, 5:01 am

    I Kerala this dish is called “pulissery”, really cooling one to have it at the end of a heavy meal.

  • Moonisa January 19, 2013, 1:30 am

    hmm dats an awesome recepie.i’d lyk to try more

  • Moonisa January 19, 2013, 1:31 am

    hmm dats an awesome recepie.i’v tried it and wd lyk to try more

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