Bannada soutekayi majjigehuLi, a famous dish served for rice is made up of small quantity of curd and more of coconut-green chilli combo. I have not tasted this elsewhere apart from Malnad (Shimoga) and Udupi - Mangalore districts. Enjoy this with hot rice and mango pickle.
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Ginger- 2-3 small pieces
Red chilli- 2-3 piecies
Turmeric – ¼ tb spoon
Mustard seeds and channa dal and oil
Yellow cucumber- 1, cut into pieces
Curd - 1 cup
Salt to taste
COOKINGMake a thick paste with all the ingredients mentioned under “to paste”. Keep aside.
Cook cut pieces of cucumber in a pressure cooker and keep it aside.
In a pan, add oil allow it to be heated up. Then add mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chili, curry leaves and channa dal. Fry for 1-2 minutes.
Add coconut-chili paste and boil it for 2 min followed by curd.
Add cooked cucumber and bring it to boil or heat it for 10-15 minutes.
Add water and salt as per requirement.
This can be served hot with rice. If the consistency is very thin, could also be make soup by adding lemon to it.