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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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kai/Kayi Huli (Veggies in Coconut-Chili gravy)

What good is a mangalorean meal without different varieties of coconut based gravies?!?!!! A traditional festive meal in Mangalore usually starts with a coconut based gravy called Thambuli or Thambli, followed by Rasam, couple of varieties of Sambhar/Huli , Menaskai or Gojju, Majjige Huli or Kayi Huli - most of which are again coconut based....and ends with the humble curd rice and pickle. Not to forget the 4-5 varieties of sweets 'n desserts and also some yummy fritters!!!! I have for you the recipe of Mangalorean Kayi Huli today. Kayi, means 'coconut' and huli means 'tamarind' in Kannada. As the name suggests, it is a coconut based gravy, spiced mildly with green chilies. I have used green beans in my recipe this time. However, you could also use tindora/thondekai, potatoes, cucumbers, spinach and many other veggies. Here is the recipe.... Enjoi!

Note: Jeera is NOT usually used in the traditional version of Kayi huli, but Naveen and I relish the mild flavor of jeera... So, I went ahead and added it. It tasted pretty good!!

Ingredients:

2 cups, Green Beans - chopped to pieces of 1 inch length

2 tbsp Grated Coconut - Fresh/Frozen

2-3 Green chilies - low to medium spiced

1-2 tsp Jeera (optional)

1/4 tsp Tamarind paste

1 tsp Ghee/Oil

1/2tsp Mustard seeds

4-5 Curry leaves

A pinch of Hing

Method:

  1. Cook green beans with some salt and water; Keep aside.
  2. Grind coconut, green chilies and jeera to a smooth paste with some water.Add the paste to the cooked veggies and boil well.
  3. Add tamarind paste and some salt if required. Mix well and boil for a couple of more minutes.
  4. Temper with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves; Serve hot with rice and enjoi!

Asha from Foodie's Hope has passed on the "Yum Blog" Award to me.... Thanx sooo much, Ashakka!!! Glad that you find my blog yumm!! :) As per the rules, I am listing out 4 of my favorite desserts that I have tasted...

  1. Gulab Jamun - My all time fav!! I could gobble up any number of them.
  2. Pineapple Pastry - Mmmmmm!!! That's what I usually order at restaurants
  3. Cashew Kheer - The first dessert I made, all by myself!!!!
  4. Carrot Halwa - Who wouldn't love this one?!?! :)

I'd like to pass on the "Yum Blog" award to the following lovely bloggers...

Sig's Live to Eat

Archy's Recipe Book

Bee & Jai's Jugalbandi

EC's Simple Indian Food

29 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Ramya...
That was a nice stew.... Love all types of coconut gravy... really wanted to try ur version. The bowl is so adorable.... Congrats on ur award...

Asha said...

Don't describe the ootada thatte girl, I am getting hungry now! I had y'day's leftover beans and dill saaru and bit of rice for lunch today, got nothing else!:D
Sounds good, love the bowl too. One day I will have to go thru' all your recipes and cook!:))
Enjoy the YUM award, it's really yummy here in your blog.

Vanamala said...

kai huli ...hmm yummy.

Kalai said...

This recipe sounds awesome, Ramya! Coconut and tamarind in the same dish... How can you go wrong? Congrats on the award, dear!! :)

bee said...

lovely recipe. congrats on the award and thanks. i've been thambli in many blogs, but never really knew what it meant.

ranji said...

hi ramya!! congrats on ur award!!!this dish looks yummy....nice to see ur photo!!i dont recollect seeing u in MIT..have u by chance seen me...plz chk my profile photo

Richa said...

wow! gravy looks so good, Ramya! good to know that it can be used with so many other veg as well!

Divya Vikram said...

congrats on your award..and the curry looks too yummy..love the bowl..too pretty

Divya Vikram said...

congrats on your award..and the curry looks too yummy..love the bowl..too pretty

Uma said...

Lovely Gravy, Ramya! Beautiful presentation.

Seema said...

Congrats on the award & Huli looks yum!

Cham said...

Congrats on your award, The gravy sounds delicious ...

ramya kiran said...

hey ramya..congrats on ur award..this is something very much new to me as i am frm bangalore.will try this for sure.:)

Srivalli said...

wow ramya..beautiful blow!..and nice profile picture..

easycrafts said...

Congrats on the award...lovely gravy and thanks for passing on the award to me

Swati Raman Garg said...

gravy looks good and i like that bowl of us...:)

Archy said...

Lovely gravy, Love it.. looks perfect Ramya !!

Congrats Dear !! U deserve it !!

Thank you for thinking of me Ramya !!
Cheers !!

kamala said...

Congrats on ur award dear.Like ur profile.The gravy looks delicious too.

Purnima said...

Ramya, ur profile pic is very cute! Thanks for sharing this gravy..the bowl looks very pretty!! Thanks for sharing tamboli..hv a gr8 weekend.

LG said...

Yeyeyee..congratulations! Kai Huli looks yummo and happy to see your pic there. I can put a face to name now..

kamala said...

Ramya ,Check my blog for a surprise

Laavanya said...

What a yummy gravy that is Ramya.. I'm a big fan of pineapple pastry too. Congrats on your awards.. :)

meeso said...

Congratulations on the award! The veggies in gravy look and sound so good, makes me wonder why I don't eat more coconut based gravies.

Sig said...

coconut and tamarind based gravies are a big hit at my home too... Lovely recipe Ramya... Love that bowl too... And congrats on the yummy blog award, totally well deserved, thanks for mine too... :)

Madhavi said...

Congratulations on ur award, curry looks great!!!

Anonymous said...

hello there...tried some of your stuff at home, nice :-)
-Porx

Vani said...

The kayi huli sounds delicious (and looks yum too)

Veda Murthy said...

wow kayi huli....love it!!!!!!

Roopa said...

Hi Ramya!! Congrats on the yummy blog award:) You certainly deserve it coz all your photos and recipes look yummo:) How have you been? I loved the new look on your blog:)