Southekai Bolu koddel I Southekai bolu huli

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Preparation Time : 20 min Cooking Time : 15 min Serves : 4

Southekai Bolu koddel /Bolu huli is a very simple sambar recipe prepared across the coastal region of Karnataka. This curry needs no roasting/grinding, nor masala powder. A unique and yet delicious sambar. Southekayi bol koddel or bolu huli is served as an accompaniment to rice. You can also prepare bol koddel or bolu huli with other vegetables like brinjal, lady’a finger, beans, and tindora also which gives different taste and flavor.

Ingredients:

Mangalore Cucumber (Mangalore Southekai) –  1 medium

Tur dal – 1 cup

Green chilies – 6 or 7 no’s

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Coriander – 2 Tbs chopped

Tamarind – small marble sized ball

Jaggery – 1 tsp (optional)

Salt to taste

Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Coconut – 1 tbs grated (optional)

Coriander for garnishing

For seasoning with garlic –

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Coconut oil – 2 Tsp

Mustard – 1/4 Tsp

Garlic – 5 or 6 pods crushed

Curry leaves – 1 spring

For seasoning without garlic –

Coconut oil – 2 Tsp

Mustard – 1/4 Tsp

Cumin – less than 1/4 tsp

1 pinch of Hing

Urad dal – 1/4 Tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring

 

 

Method:

Cut Mangalore cucumber into medium-sized cubes, Add it to a vessel with slit green chilies, chopped coriander, curry leaves, tamarind, jaggery, turmeric powder, salt, and a cup of water.

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Cook covered for 7 to 8 min in a medium flame until the veggies are cooked.

Add tur dal in a pressure cooker pan, add 2 cups of water, cook it for 2 whistles and keep ready

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Once the dal is cooked, add it to the boiled veggies, stir well bring it to boil, (the consistency to make Bolu Huli must be thick in consistency not watery) for 5 to 6 min.

Heat a Tadka pan by adding oil to it, when it is hot add mustard seeds when it begins to sizzle add crushed mustard saute until the raw smell evaporates, then add curry leaves remove from the flame.

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Add the prepared seasoning, grated coconut, garnish with chopped coriander.

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Stir.

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Serve Southekai Bolu Huli with hot Rice.

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Note –

You can also prepare bol koddel or Bolu huli with other vegetables like brinjal, lady’a finger, beans, and tindora also which gives different taste and flavor.

 

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