Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Zucchini Majjige huli/ Moru curry/ Morkulambu/Majjige Pulusu (Buttermilk/Yogurt Curry)

Zucchini Majjige huli
Majjige huli is a popular curry in Karnataka. It's called "Morkulambu" in Tamil Nadu, "Majjiga Pulusu" in Andra Pradesh and "Moru Curry" in Kerala-just goes to show the similarities in cooking styles in South Indian cuisine.
'Majjige' is 'buttermilk' ,while 'huli' is 'sour' in Kannada. Usually majjige huli is made with one vegetable (like cucumber, eggplant, ashgourd, spinach,etc). I had a couple of Zucchinis in the fridge and decided to use it as the vegetable in the majjige huli. Since I've never made majjige huli before, I had to call up my mom for the recipe,so here goes:

Ingredients for the majjige huli:
  • Zucchini: 2 small cut into cubes (or any one of the vegetables listed above)
  • Coconut: 1 cup grated(fresh/frozen)
  • Channa dal/split chickpeas: 1tbsp soaked in water for 1/2hour (optional)
  • Green chillies: 2-3
  • Cumin seeds/zeera: 1tsp
  • Mustard seeds: 1tsp
  • Yogurt/ curd: 1 cup (should be slightly sour)
  • Water: 2-3 cups
  • Salt: to taste
For the tempering:
  • Mustard seeds: 1tsp
  • Cumin seeds/zeera: 1tsp
  • Urad dal: 1tsp
  • Curry leaves:3-4 nos.
  • Oil: 1tsp
  1. Boil the zucchini in just enough water till half done.
  2. In the meanwhile grind the coconut,green chillies, the soaked channa dal(optional), mustard and cumin seeds till you get a fine paste (add a little water when grinding).
  3. When the zucchini is half cooked add the ground masala and a cup of water and let it boil.
  4. Add salt, yogurt and another cup of water and cook for a minute or two.
  5. In a separate pan, heat the oil and add the mustard,cumin and the urad dal. Wait till the mustard starts to pop, add the curry leaves , then pour the tempering over the majjige huli and mix.
  6. Serve the majjige huli hot with rice.
Q: What is your favorite side dish to go with rice?


Unknown said...

That looks amazing! I will have to try it and see if it becomes my favourite meal to have with rice!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

this looks so yum... I am sure I will love it - coconut and yogurt - I am sold...

Ann said...

I love yogurt curry, really mouth watering

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this yummy looking curry! The combo of flavors sounds fantastic!

Ameena said...

My favorite thing to eat with rice is daal for sure. Can't get enough of it!

And the dragon fruit was really interesting...somehow I didn't develop a taste for it though. :)

PS - Love A Thousand Splendid Suns...definitely one of my favorite books ever.

Angie's Recipes said...

Buttermilk curry veggie! wow sounds and looks so healthy and perfect for the summer!

Corinne @ Green Grapes Blog said...

Oooh--looks fabulous! I'll have to try this with rice! Speaking of rice... my all time favorite way to eat it is in sushi--I really just can't get enough! Love it! Have an awesome week and thanks for the comment on my blog!

Indian Khana said...

I never get morkulambu rite...but this looks so gud and fav. dish...hmm diff to say..there r so many...its keep changing ;)..ever green is Daal though :)

Gina; The Candid RD said...

Just read your comment, and I will add that I DO shower after workouts most of the time, just not always :) haha, and I just don't produce a lot of sweat. In the summer, however, that's a different story.

This dish sounds great. I'm pretty sure my friend Smita made a similar dish when she cooked me an Indian feast last year. It sounds just like one of the dishes I tried. It was so amazing.

Anonymous said...

my fav looks great

Indian Khana said...

Tried the curry ....with cucumber and without coconut :)...liked it much..thanks for sharing dear

Hari Chandana P said...

Yummy majjiga pulusu.. nice click!!

MelindaRD said...

That looks good, but I do not think I would ever be able to pronounce that.

chow and chatter said...

oh gumbo for rice he he this looks great my hubby would love it

have a great weekend

Love ya Rebecca

theUngourmet said...

I love curry. This recipe looks like it has wonderful zippy-ness! I like roasted veggies with rice too. :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Very refreshing moru curry.

Muneeba said...

Oooo, I adore yogurt based curries! And this is one I've never seen before ... bet it tastes fantastic :)

Juliana said...

Wow, I never had this dish...looks very tasty and refreshing at the same time :-)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Sometimes I spoon leftover soup over rice to make a different dish. This looks really good! I just had a soup today made with cantaloupe and yogurt and feel like I should start cooking with more yogurt for creaminess.

Diana H said...

I make a similar salad with cucumbers, we love it.