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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Okra (Bendekayi | Ladyfinger) Majjige Huli | ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿ ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ (ಕಾಯಿ) ಹುಳಿ (ಮೇಲಾರ | ಮೇಲೋಗರ)

Okra in Coconut & Buttermilk gravy

10 - 15 medium sized Okra (Ladyfingers)  |  ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿ 
4 - 8 Green Chillies  |  ಹಸಿಮೆಣಸು
1.5 cups grated Coconut  |  ತುರಿದ ತೆಂಗಿನಕಾಯಿ (Preferred: White Part)
Pinch of Turmeric powder  |  ಚಿಟಿಕೆ ಅರಶಿನ ಹುಡಿ
Grape sized Tamarind  | ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷೆ ಗಾತ್ರದ  ಹುಣಸೆ ಹಣ್ಣು
Grape sized Jaggery (Optional)  |  ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷೆ ಗಾತ್ರದ ಬೆಲ್ಲ (ಬೇಕಿದ್ದರೆ ಮಾತ್ರ)
1.5 cups fresh Buttermilk  |  ತಾಜಾ (ಸಿಹಿ) ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ
Salt to taste  |  ರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಷ್ಟು ಉಪ್ಪು
1 tsp Butter or Oil  |  ಬೆಣ್ಣೆ ಅಥವಾ ಎಣ್ಣೆ
1 tsp Mustard seeds  |  ಸಾಸಿವೆ
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies  |  ಕೆಂಪು ಒಣ ಮೆಣಸಿನ ತುಂಡು

Chop Okra into medium sized pieces(1 inch sized), cut 2-3 green chillies into two pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put the chopped Okra in a thick bottomed vessel/pan. Fry them for about 4-5 mins in medium flame to get rid of the stickiness of ladies finger. 

Add fried ladies fingers, cut green chillies, turmeric powder, tamarind juice, salt, water in a vessel and cook them well by covering the lid, until all the water content is evaporated. Gently mix in between.

Grind grated coconut and one green chilly into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut use hot water while grinding.) 

Add this ground coconut to a vessel containing cooked ladies fingers and mix them well. Add buttermilk to the same vessel and mix them well and bring it to boil. (If it is yogurt/curd put it in a mixer for few seconds before adding it to Majjige Huli.)

Put mustard seeds, red chilly pieces, butter in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add it to Majjige Huli. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice and Breakfast Items. The above ingredients make around 5 cups of Majjige Huli.

Tips (ಸಲಹೆ):
 * Frying the Okra before cooking reduces the stickiness
 * Don't over boil the Majjige Huli
 * Frequently mix (gently) while boiling
 * Use hot water to grind frozen/refrigerated Coconut
 * Use white part of the Coconut & grind it to smooth paste for best results
 * For Yogurt/Curd, add little water and put it in a Mixer for few seconds
 * ಬೆಂಡೆಕಾಯಿಯನ್ನು ಬೇಯಿಸುವ ಮೊದಲೇ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಹುರಿಯುವುದರಿಂದ ಅಂಟು ಕಡಿಮೆಯಾಗುತ್ತದೆ
 * ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಹುಳಿಯನ್ನು ತುಂಬಾ ಕುದಿಸಬೇಡಿ
 * ಕುದಿಯುವಾಗ ಆಗಾಗ್ಗೆ ಸೌಟು ಹಾಕಿ ನಿಧಾನಕ್ಕೆ ತೊಳೆಸಿ
 * ಫ್ರಿಡ್ಜ್/ ಫ್ರೀಜರ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಟ ಕಾಯಿತುರಿಯನ್ನು ರುಬ್ಬುವಾಗ ಬಿಸಿ ನೀರನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿ
 * ತೆಂಗಿನಕಾಯಿಯ ಬಿಳಿಯ ಭಾಗವನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತು ನುಣ್ಣಗೆ ರುಬ್ಬಿ 
 * ಮಜ್ಜಿಗೆ ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಮೊಸರಿಗೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ನೀರು ಹಾಕಿ ಮಿಕ್ಸಿಯಲ್ಲಿ 1 ನಿಮಿಷ ರುಬ್ಬಿ ಹಾಕಿ


Sud said...

I just tried this today.. it turned out AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is vijayalakshmi, living in the uk. i tried this justnow and it was great and finger licking delicious!! infact better than my mom's ;) Thanks

Krishnaveni said...

Thanks a lot Vijayalaxmi :-)

Anonymous said...

HI name is kanchan from jersey city.first of all..thanks for ur i tried out bhendekai majjige huli it turned out very delicious my kid is very fussy in eating rice.but she ate lovingly along with this.Thanku soo much..

Krishnaveni said...

Thanks Kanchana for trying this recipe.. :-)
I am happy that you and your kid liked this Majjige huli recipe.. :-)

smilinglight said...

I was initially sceptical of making this since it didn't have chana dal that I'm used to. But the pic looked so good that I wanted to try it. Turned out delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I will make this often now.

Mam said...

Looks delicious!! Want to try it.. but doesnt the buttermilk break when u boil?

Krishnaveni Nalka said...

No, you should keep stirring it smoothly while boiling. Without stirring if you boil, the Majjige Huli will have the curdy texture.