There is a vegetables cooked in yogurt/buttermilk version too. Hasi, meaning raw/uncooked, refers to the raw, uncooked yogurt.
Hasi majjige huli is vegetables in raw yogurt and coconut sauce. The vegetables may be raw or cooked.
So you may add chopped cucumber raw. but vegetables such as chayot, capsicum, snake gourd, bottle gourd, ash gourd (winter melon) are boiled and cooled before adding to the raw yogurt sauce.
Personally, I prefer this hasi majjige huli (raw yogurt curry) to the cooked majjige huli. I suggest you try both and then decide which version you like.
Cooked majjige huli is made as a part of festivals as well as wedding feast in the Southern state of Karnataka. It is known as mor kulambu in Tamilnadu.
Majjige huli is usually made thick.
You can serve it with plain rice, puliyogare, chapatti / roti etc.Traditionally it is served with puliogare(tamarind rice) as well as nuchchinunde(steamed lentil/dal balls)
You use plain curd (plain yogurt) or buttermilk to make majjige huli.
Add more or less water according to need.
The sourness of the majjige huli is of personal choice. Use fresh curd or
buttermilk if you do not want it to be sour. Generally, a little sourness
How to make basic majjige huli - vegetables in yogurt curry
Ingredients for majjige huli - vegetables in yogurt curry for 2-3 persons
chayote - seeme badanekai - chowchow - choko
yogurt - curd - dahi
Vegetable pieces (I am using chayote) - 1 1/2 cups
Fresh Plain yogurt (a little sour can be used if you prefer) - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, chopped
Ingredients for the tempering
Vegetable oil or ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Hing / asafetida - a pinch
Green or red chilies - 1 or 2 according to taste
Curry leaves - 5-6
Ingredients for grinding - see image below
Fresh coconut - 1/2 cup
Roasted gram - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing/ asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Ginger(optional) - a small piece
Green chili - 1 or more according to taste
Making hasi majjige huli - vegetables in yogurt sauce
Add vegetable pieces and 1/2
cup water to a pan and bring to boil.
Add a pinch of salt. Reduce flame
and let cook for 5 minutes or as needed.
Cook till vegetable pieces are just done as you can see in the image.
Do not let them become mushy. Keep aside to cool to room temperature.
Grinding coconut paste
In the meanwhile, add fresh
coconut, green chili, salt, roasted gram (hurigadale), turmeric powder,
cumin seeds, hing (asafotida), ginger (optional) to the blender/mixer
Grind to a paste.
Add just enough water as needed to make a fine paste. . Keep aside.
In a tadka pan, heat oil or ghee to make tempering.
Add mustard and cumin seeds. When they stop crackling, add hing, curry
leaves. Fry for a few seconds.
Final mixing for hasi majjige huli - karnataka raw yogurt curry
Add the fresh yogurt/curd to a bowl. Add the ground paste and the cooked and cooled gourd pieces.
Mix well. Check the salt and add if necessary. Remember, we added salt to cook vegetables and also while grinding.
Add the tempering and mix well. Hasi majjige huli is ready to serve.
Hasi majjige huli - vegetables in yogurt sauce, Karnataka recipe is ready.
Keep aside till serving time. Serve within an hour or two or keep in the fridge if serving later. If kept longer at room temperature, the yogurt will turn sour.