Friday, 26 September 2014

Chayote squash Majjige Huli / Chayote squash Yogurt Curry

Different kinds of squashes and doddapatre  / vaamaaku are used for making this curry, most common is ash gourd, doddapatre / vaamaaku other veggies and squashes like cucumber, winter squash, chayote, bottle gourd are used. I made this with Chayote (seemebadanikayi /chow chow) squash. Majjige (curds / yogurt ), Huli means thick curry made by grinding coconut with spices. When I get bored of eating sambar with rice I prepare this using more yogurt. 

Ingredients for Chayote squash Majjige Huli / Chayote squash Yogurt Curry:

2 cups  - Curds/yogurt 
1 no - Chayote squash ( skin peeled, core removed, chopped and cooked till tender)
For grinding : 
¼ Coconut grated
2 tbsp Dalia Dal/hurigadale
¼ cup Cilantro/coriander leaves washed
3 to 4 Green chillies
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tsp Oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad Dal
Hing a pinch (optional)
Salt as per Taste

To prepare Chayote squash Majjige Huli / Chayote squash Yogurt Curry:

1. Cook Chayote with little water, until just tender.
2. Take For grinding items and Grind into smooth paste with adding required amount of water.
3. Mix ground paste with yogurt, add cooked squash and salt mix well. 
4. Do the tempering by adding mustard seeds and urad dal to oil, add hing. When dal starts to change color add the tempering to yogurt mixture. Mix well Majjige Huli / Yogurt Curry is ready to serve. Enjoy with hot rice.

Health Benifits :

Made from milk, this dairy product has a lot of health benefits. Here are some reasons why you should add curd to your daily diet starting today.

  • Helps improve digestion
  • Healthy for your heart
  • Milk substitute for those who are lactose intolerant
  • Helps boost immunity
  • Good for your teeth and bones
  • Helps you lose weight
  • Helps release stress and anxiety

Although chayote (Sechium edule) is typically prepared as a vegetable, it is in fact a fruit. It’s quite crunchy flesh can be eaten both raw and cooked. 

  • Good for the heart (Folate – 23% DV)
  • May prevent cancer (Vitamin C – 13%)
  • Energizes the body (Manganese – 9%)
  • Guard against constipation (Fiber – 7%)
  • Keeps thyroid healthy (Copper – 6%)
  • Helps prevent acne (Zinc – 5%)
  • Prevents bone loss (Vitamin K)
  • Eases tired and heavy legs (Potassium – 4%)
  • Good for the brain (Vitamin B6 – 4%)
  • Put leg cramps in check (Magnesium – 3%)

So try this recipe and write back to us…We love to hear from you.

1 comment:

  1. This is the way my mum makes Majjge huli.. Love it!!
    Do visit my space sometime :)