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Mangalore Southekai Majjige Huli | Mangalore Cucumber Yogurt Curry

Majjige Huli is a buttermilk based curry which is made using cooked vegetable & spicy coconut paste. Husband’s family is from south canara, so I learnt lot of dishes from that region after marriage. This is one his favorite side dish for rice.

Mangalore Southekai Majjige Huli
  1. Peel the skin & remove the seeds of the Mangalore cucumber. Chop it into 1 inch sized cubes. Add little water & cook the vegetable until soft.
  2. Meanwhile heat a tsp of oil/ghee in pan fry raw rice, ½ tsp jeera/cumin, green chillies, ginger, coriander seeds, coconut & a string of curry leaves. Grind this to paste using required water.
  3. Add salt, grind paste to cooked vegetable & boil it.
  4. Beat the curd for few seconds. Add water & make thin buttermilk out of it.
  5. Add Butter milk to boiling mixture & reduce the flame to sim.
  6. Cook for few more minutes until it just starts to boil. Switch off the flame.
  7. Heat a tsp of oil/ghee in tadka pan, add cumin, hing & curry leaves.
  8. Pour this over prepared curry.
  9. Serve it with hot rice & majjige menasenakai.
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