How to make Majjige Huli -

Majjige or a type of cucumber that is generally available in Mangalore has a unique flavour and texture.

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Main Ingredients : Cucumber (खीरा), String beans (chavli) (चवली की फली)

Cuisine : Mangalorean

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Majjige Huli

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Mangalorean cuisine comprises cuisines like Udupi as well as cuisine of other Mangalorean communities like Mogaveeras, Billavas, Bunts, Saraswat Brahmins, Mangalorean Catholics and the Bearys.
It is largely influenced by other South Indian cuisines. Coconut and curry leaves are common ingredients as are ginger, garlic and chilli.  It is well known for its distinct flavours. In general, the Mangalorean recipes are quite spicy and fresh coconut is an integral part of these recipes. Rice is the staple food of the Mangaloreans though the non-vegetarians favour fish.
The Mangalore cuisine will be incomplete without rice which is cooked in various forms.  Apart from rice, another important thing used in the cuisine of Mangalore is fruits.  Another remarkable feature of the Mangalorean sweet dishes is that instead of using sugar, they use palm jaggery which is also healthy.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Majjige Huli Recipe

  • Cucumber Mangalore, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 1/2

  • String beans (chavli) cut into 1 inch pieces 10

  • Ivy gourds (tendli) quartered 10

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies finely chopped 4

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Scraped coconut fresh 1 cup

  • Red chillies whole 2-3

  • Buttermilk sour 1 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 4-5


Step 1

Boil two cups of water in a non-stick pan, add Mangalore cucumber, string beans, ivy gourd and cook till half done. Add salt, green chillies, turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix. Cook for ten minutesor tillthe vegetables are tender.

Step 2

Put coconut, red chillies and sufficient waterin a grinder jar and grind to a smooth paste. Add this paste to the vegetables and mix well.

Step 3

Add buttermilk and simmer for two to three minutes.

Step 4

For tempering, heat ghee in a small non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves and sauté for about ten seconds.

Step 5

Add the tempering to the vegetables, cover and cook for two-three minutes.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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