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majjige huli

Majjige huli

Majjige huli is a comfort food cooked in yoghurt along with other spices and vegetables. It is usually served as an accompaniment with rice.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jayashree


  • 1/2 kilogram ash gourd
  • 1/2 kilogram yoghurt

For grinding

  • 1 tablespoon bengal gram
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw rice
  • 4 green chilly
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • water

For seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • asafoetida
  • curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon methi seeds

Other ingredients

  • salt to taste
  • water


  1. Soak the rice and bengal gram in water for two hours.

  2. Remove the skin of ash gourd, cut it into pieces,  pith and seeds are to be discarded.

  3. Take oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, as it crackles, put asafoetida and turmeric powder, put the ash gourd pieces, curry leaves and some water. Let cook till tender.

  4. Grind all the ingredients to paste mentioned under "to grind".

  5. Whisk the curd and mix the paste to it.

  6. Now add the paste, salt and required quantity of water to it.

  7. Let boil for sometime.

  8. Majjige huli is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • Other vegetables as cucumber, potato or bhendi may be used. Method of cooking differs for each one.
  • Ginger may be used while grinding, I do not use.
  • Curds should be slightly sour. Do not use very sour or curds kept for a longtime. It imparts a bad taste to the food.
  • Add water accordingly.