Monday, July 7, 2014

Kempu Harive Majjige Huli

Kempu Harive (Kannada Language) is nothing but Amaranth Leaves. As you all know the leaves are available plenty during the summer and we do prepare many varieties of curry and other dishes. Kempu harive Majjge Huli is a curd curry (Moru Kolambu), which is prepared using curd or butter milk. It is a healthy dish and we can have Harive Majjege huli with rice, rotis, chapatis, pooris, adais(dal dosas) and even with idlis.

Harive soppu or Amaranth leaves are called differently in different parts of the world and these leaves are used world wide. There are many varieties of Harive soppu. Red and green and Green Harive are the two kinds are very famous.  Lets see what are the local names of this leaf in India. In Karnataka it is called Harive soppu. In Uttar Pradesh and Bihar it is called Chaulai, Chua in Uttarakhand, Cheera. In Malayalam, Keerai, in Tamil and Telugu. It is called Shravani Maath in Maharastra (Since it grows very well in Shravana Masam (month) and in Orissa it is called Khada Saga.

Now Lets See some benefits of eating Harive soppu .
Cooked harive soppu is good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and folate. Harive soppy contain dietary minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese. It is full of proteins.

Here is a recipe of Harive Soppina Majjige Huli and it is easy to cook and a healthy dish which every one will love to eat. I have used Harive soppu, fresh grated coconut, cashew nuts. Normally a tea spoon of soaked raw rice or soaked channa dal is added to give a thickness and well mixing of the curry. I have used cashew nuts and it really adds taste to Majjige huli. I am sure each and every one will surely love to have this Kempu Harive Majjige Huli.

Things Needed :

Harive Soppu (Amaranth Leaves) : 1 Bundle (Big one)
Fresh Coconut : 1 Cup
Green chilly : 2
Cashew Nuts :6 to 8
Ginger : 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt : To taste
Curd  or Butter milk : 1 Cup
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Coconut Oil : 1 Tea spoon
Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
Turmeric Powder :  a pinch

Method :

1. Wash and cut Harive soppu into small pieces.  Pressure cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Leave it for cooling.

2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash and remove the outer skin of ginger and cut it into small pieces. Wash green chilly.

3. Now grind coconut, green chilly, cashew nuts and ginger into paste.

4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil to the pan. Add mustard seeds.
5. When mustard seeds are spluttering add jeera and curry leaves.
6. Add cooked Harive soppu, salt and mix it nicely. Add turmeric powder. 

 7. Add ground masala to the boiling harive soppu and mix it well. Add water if required and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

8.Put off the gas and add curd to the Harive soppu Huli.

 9. Mix it well and shift the dish to a serving bowl.

10. Serve Harive Soppina Majjige huli with a main dish you have prepared.

Note :

You can also keep the curry in a sim for 2 minutes after mixing curd to the curry. But some time it curdles. (With out curd).
You can add curd when you use the curry next time too. (Option :  mix curd to the curry whenever you use the dish next time).
You can add any vegetables you wish.  You can add savoury buttermilk to the curry. It taste different.You can add soaked raw rice while grinding instead of cashew nuts. (just a tea spoon of rice).
Time : 30 Minutes.
Servings : 4

                                                           Ready to serve Majjige Huli


  1. adding godambi to this is new to me.. i add rice

  2. Adding godambi gives a good taste ..Thank you Smitha Kalluraya..

  3. This is really new to me....... But your pics so tempting !!

  4. fantastic recipe thanks nalini ji.

  5. Thank you much for the sweet comment..


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