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Melon Huli Recipe

Melon Huli is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 22 June, 2017
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • Ash Gourd, cut into cubes - 2 cups
  • Boiled Toor Dal - 3/4 cup
  • Grated Coconut - 1/3 cup
  • Fried Red Chillies - 3 to 4
  • Tamarind Paste - 1 tsp
  • Powdered Jaggery or Gur or Brown sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Urad - 3/4 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds, a pinch of Hing and Curry leaves for the tadka
  • Vegetable Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Melon Huli:

    1. Boil the gourd pieces in a little water with a little salt and turmeric.
    2. When the vegetable is almost cooked, add the boiled dal to it and simmer.
    3. Grind the chillies, tamarind and gur with a little water to a fine paste.
    4. Then add the urad dal and jeera, and grind for a few seconds.
    5. At the end, add the grated coconut and run the mixie for a few seconds. The coconut gratings should not be too fine.
    6. Add this mixture to the vegetable-dal mixture and bring to a boil and turn off the heat.
    7. Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds.
    8. When they begin to splutter, add the hing and curry leaves. Pour it over the huli.
    9. Serve with rice or idlis.


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