Mangalore Southekayi Huli | Mangalore Southekayi Sambar | Sambar Recipes

A gem from Mangalore, a super delicious sambar, Mangalore Southekayi Huli
2018-05-27 3:48:00 PM vindhyadesai

Mangalore Southekayi Huli

Hot huLi a.k.a sambar with rice is a staple in most households in South India. Different regions of course have different ways of making sambar. Varieties of sambar with different vegetables are made. Each type of sambar is different as the masala added varies and vegetables render a special flavour of their own. Mangalore southekayi huli or sambar is a specialty from the Mangalore, Malnad and Udupi regions of Karnataka.
Soft Mangalore southekayi simmered in coconut masala and dal mixture is a super combination. Mixed with hot steamed rice and some ghee on top is a match made in heaven. Mangalore cucumber/southekayi is a cucumber variety grown in Malnad region and it has a very unique taste and texture. It is not very watery like regular cucumber and somewhat resembles a small white pumpkin in texture.

Ensure you have a tender cucumber, and save the seeds. I will soon post recipes to make with tender Mangalore cucumber/southekayi seeds. Mangalore southekayi huli has a freshly roasted and ground coconut based masala. You can also use sambar powder to quickly make the samabr instead. Try more sambar/huli recipes from FOI, tiffin sambar, sorekayi kootu, majjige huli etc.

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A gem from Mangalore, a super delicious sambar, Mangalore Southekayi Huli
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 people
Ingredients
For Masala:
  • ½ Cup grated coconut
  • 2 Tbsp toor dal/togaribele
  • ½ Tbsp urad-dal
  • ¼ Tsp methi seeds
  • 5-6 black pepper-corns
  • 3-4 red chillies
  • 2 Tbsp dhania/coriander-seeds
  • ¾ Tsp jeera/cumin
  • 1 pinch hing
  • ½ Tsp coconut-oil/cooking-oil
For Sambar:
  • 200-250Gm/1 Mangalore cucumber/southekayi
  • 1 Tbsp jaggery/bella
  • 1 Tsp tamarind paste
  • ½ Cup toor-dal/togaribele
  • Salt to taste
For Tadka:
  • 1 Tsp coconut-oil/cooking-oil
  • 1 Tsp mustard
  • Few curry leaves
Method
  1. Pressure cook toor-dal/togaribele for 4-5 whistles
  2. Mash the dal and keep aside
  3. Wash Mangalore cucumber/southekayi and cut it vertically
  4. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and store them
  5. Remove the hard part of cucumber/southekayi and dice them into 1" cubes
  6. Pressure cook cucumber cubes for 2-3 whistles
  7. In a pan, add all the masala ingredients given under "For Masala"
  8. Add 1 Tsp coconut-oil and roast masala ingredients till aromatic or slightly golden
  9. In a mixer jar, add grated coconut and masala ingredients
  10. Add jaggery/bella and tamarind paste
  11. Grind all of these into a paste with little water
  12. Empty masala paste from mixer jar into a pan/vessel
  13. Add ½ Cup of water and bring to a light boil
  14. Add salt to taste and mix well
  15. Pour the cooked and mashed dal
  16. Also add the cooked cucumber cubes
  17. To make tadka, heat oil in a pan and add mustard and allow it to splutter
  18. Add a few curry leaves and fry
  19. Pour tadka over boiling sambar and mix
  20. Serve hot sambar with rice
Notes
Ensure to remove the hard skin from cucumber

Do not discard the tender seeds that are scooped out of cucumber. They can be used to make healthy recipes like southe-beejada saaru and tambli which I intend to post soon

Add 1 or 2 extra red chillies for more heat

Mangalore Southekayi Huli Stepwise:
Pressure cook toor-dal/togaribele for 4-5 whistles
Mash the dal and keep aside
Wash Mangalore cucumber/southekayi and cut it vertically
Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and store them
Remove the hard part of cucumber/southekayi and dice them into 1" cubes
Pressure cook cucumber cubes for 2-3 whistles
In a pan, add all the masala ingredients given under "For Masala"
Add 1 Tsp coconut-oil and roast masala ingredients till aromatic or slightly golden
In a mixer jar, add grated coconut and masala ingredients
Add jaggery/bella and tamarind paste
Grind all of these into a paste with little water
Empty masala paste from mixer jar into a pan/vessel
Add 1/2 Cup of water and bring to a light boil
Add salt to taste and mix well
Pour the cooked and mashed dal
Also add the cooked cucumber cubes
To make tadka, heat oil in a pan and add mustard and allow it to splutter
Add a few curry leaves and fry
Pour tadka over boiling sambar and mix
Serve hot sambar with rice

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