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

20 thoughts on “Buttermilk gravy(Majjige huLi)”

  1. 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.

  2. 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 :)..

  3. 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…..


  4. 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

  5. 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.

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

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

  7. 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!

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

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

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

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