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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ellu Huli / Menaskai ( Coconut-Sesame gravy)

A Dakshina Kannada recipe for you guys this time! I remember the first time I had it at my in-laws place .... It was so good that I kept licking my fingers long after my plate was clean :D. Menaskai is usually made with pineapples or ripe mangoes. The speciality of this dish is its tangy 'n sweet taste... The fruits add to the flavor! Menaskai is usually made during special occasions like festivals and weddings. Here's the recipe...Enjoi!

Ingredients:

2-3 Mangoes ( small sized, ripe and sweet) OR 1-2 cups cubed pineapples

2 tbsp Grated coconut, fresh/frozen

2.5 - 3 tsp Ellu/Til/Sesame seeds

3 Dry red chilies, low to medium spiced

1/2 tsp Paprika

1 tsp Jaggery

1/2 tsp Tamarind paste

1-2 tsp Oil

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

3-4 Curry leaves

A pinch of hing

Salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Wash and cube the mangoes/pineapple; Cook with salt and water for about 3-4 mins or until done. Drain the water and keep aside. Keep the mango seeds too, if the mangoes are small. Note: I retained the mango skin this time. But the skin was a little bitter. So, you might want to peel off the skin , unless they are Indian mangoes.
  2. Dry roast sesame seeds and red chilies; Grind with coconut , paprika and water to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the masala paste to the cooked mangoes and boil well. You can add water to get the desired consistency. Add the tamarind paste, jaggery , salt and mix well.
  4. Heat oil and temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing; Serve hot with rice and enjoi!

Serves: 2 people

Prep time: About 20 mins.

40 comments:

Nags said...

Ur dishes are always so colorful :) has it started raining mangoes yet? it will be another 2 months before the season starts here.

Richa said...

gravy looks so good, Ramya, no wonder u ended up licking ur fingers :) would like to try w/ pineapple.

easycrafts said...

Nice gravy colour and new dish to me..thanks for sharing

Sudha said...

wow girl u have got amazing dish there..awesome color..i wil surely try n let u know

Sia said...

thats my fav too ramya:) and guess what we had pinapple menaskai yesterday night for dinner :)

Asha said...

Color thumba chennagide Roopa. Gravy sounds good, I will try, thanks sweetie. Have a great weekend!:)

Laavanya said...

That gravy is lip-smacking indeed.. i have pinapple pulissery on my mind and now this to tempt me more :)

Happy cook said...

Wow when i saw the picture i just wanted tp grab and eat it.
Delicious

Vanamala said...

Looks yummy !!! i'd lke to try with mangoes. I have mangoes in my fridge :)

shriya said...

Ahh It looks so yummy .I can't take my eyes out of the picture. The Gravy looks very tempting.can I have a piece of mango from that plz. :grin:

ramya kiran said...

hey ramya.thanx a big bunch for the cooking time info and info about how many people it serves.wil try this out sometime.hav a gud weekend.

bee said...

we have something similar in kerala minus the sesame. have bookmarked this.

Grihini said...

my mouth is watering looking at the icture itself... slrrupp!!!!

Sig said...

any dish with mangoes is a winner in my book, this one looks lovely!

masalamagic said...

i had a friend here from mangalore who used to make menskai. used to love it! have never tried it home - will surely give this a try the next time i get my hands on mango!

Red Chillies said...

Wow Ramya, amazing color! I rarely used yellu as the main ingredient in a Huli. We all love mangoes and so this is a must try once we start getting huli mavinakai here :-)

Nupur said...

That looks just incredible! I never have access to good mangoes but should give it a try with pineapple...

Seema said...

Nice recipe.. I make something similar with Mangoes. Colour of the gravy is so great..Yum yum!

Grihini said...

nice color of the gravy Ramya. :)

bird's eye view said...

This looks and sounds fabulous. So glad that you're putting Kannadiga adige in the spotlight. I wonder if pumpkin would taste good in this huli, since it is also sweet, like pineapple and mangoes?

Prema Sundar said...

the recipe is mouth watering.. have to try it sometime. thanks for the recipe.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Everyone,
Hey, thanx so much everybody for all your lovely comments.... I truely appreciate it!

musical said...

This is such a yummy, and bright looking dish, it will liven up any meal, Ramya!

Archy said...

Wow.. Ramya.. Chennagi ede mavina hannu menaskai !!

My fav !! My mom used to cook it.. yummy !! thnak for the recipe !! nice color too !!

Lakshmi said...

Gravy looks very rich Ramya.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx again girls... That was really sweet of you to stop by and leave a comment!

Seena said...

Ramya,
I had bookmarked this, but that time blogger didn't allow me to comment..:D
mom makes a similar dish, which I really love a lot. So this one reminded me of her cooking again..thanks for the recipe.

Kribha said...

That is one heck of a dish. I can feel the taste of the mangoes in it. No wonder you liked your fingers clean.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Seena,
Thanx so much! :)

@Kribha,
Oh yeah, it indeed tastes good!! :)

Paru ... said...

Wow,

This dish looks awesome..
I was looking for a good menskai recipe..Thanks for sharing..

Will try and let you know how it came out for me

Paru

cowboy said...

menaskai is best and traditionally made out of bittergourd.try it on sulekha.com

Sripriya said...

Hi Ramya

Tired the mensakai it was great. I made ragi mudde with the mensakai it tasted awesome. Thanks for the recipe

Ms.Shetty said...

Ramya, your recipes bring back memories of my mom's cooking..I am a tulu speaking Mangalorean and I absolutely love our dishes! Do you know a perfect way to make neer dosa and the bele holige?? Please post it asap! Thanks!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

@Sripriya, Ms Shetty,
Thanx! glad you liked it... I have already posted the recipe for Neer dosa on Mane Adige. you can look for it in the breakfast label....

Smitha said...

Hey in havyaks they also include karela(Haagalkayi) . Do u have tht recipe also?

Bhat said...

You Try this Menaskai with little bit change.... After Dry Roast of sesame seed. with little bit of oil fry urad dal and channa dal with red chilli. add grated coconut, fry until coconut becomes golden yellow. remaing stuff's and procedure are same. I hope it will give more taste.

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Anonymous said...

the sesame seeds used in menaskai is black sesame or white sesame

Anonymous said...

Excellent recipe. You could use seedless grapes instead of mango or pineapple too...

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