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Southekayi Majjige Huli (Cucumber in Curd based Gravy)

Southekayi Majjige Huli is a curd based gravy with cucumber. You may use any vegetable in place of cucumber.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups Diced Cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 cups Beaten Curd

To be Ground

  • 3 tablespoons Grated Coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Putana Dal (fried bengal gram)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1 Chopped green chilli
  • a very small piece Ginger

For Tempering

  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon Finely chopped garlic
  • few Curry leaves


  • Grind the coconut, cumin seeds, putana dal, coriander leaves, green chilli and ginger, with a little bit of water, to a smooth, fine paste. Keep aside.
  • Take the cucumber, turmeric powder and salt in a pan. Add 2-3 tablespoons water.
  • Cover and cook on low heat till the cucumber is cooked through.
  • Add the ground paste and mix well.
  • Continue cooking on low heat, till the mixture is cooked. Switch off heat.
  • Add the beaten curd and mix well.
  • Bring it back to heat.
  • Cook on low heat, continuously stirring, till you see steam coming up. Switch off heat.
  • In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Add the mustard and cumin seeds.
  • When they start to crackle, add the chilli, chopped garlic and curry leaves. Fry till the garlic turns slightly brown in colour
  • Pour over the curd mixture.
  • Serve the Majjige Huli hot with Rice.