This is my fav dish,,which I always ask my Granny to prepare when ever I go there,,,But this dish is specially prepared for Makara Sankranthi in our community...as like pongal..and its very delicious to eat.So this time for SankranthiI prepared the huggi remembering my granny...Just have a try once....
Rice 1 cup
Split green gram(Moong lentil) 3/4 cup
Turmeric powder a pinch
Water 5-6 cups
Butter Ghee 1/2 tsp + 2-3 TBSP (for serving)
a pinch of salt
To Make powder:
split black gram (Urad lentil) 5-6 tsp
Sesame seeds 3 tsp
For Tamarind sauce:
Tamarind puree 1/2 cup
Jaggery (grated) 1/4 cup
a pinch of salt(or as per taste)
cooking Oil(I used coconut oil) 1 tsp
Dry Red chilly 1(break in to 3-4 pices)
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Sesame 1/2 teaspoon
Few Curry leaves(optional)
Roast moong lentil in a pan by adding 1/2 tsp of ghee .Fry till it turns light brown in colour (it will start giving nice aroma)and turn of the heat.
Wash rice add fried dal, turmeric to it with 5-6 glasses of water,and cook it covered till both(lentil and rice) are cooked completely(it should be cooked till both mix together)..
Mean time prepare the tamarind sauce(hulase huli)Dry roast urad lentil and sesame separately.
and make coarse powder of both together in blender. Keep aside.Now add tamarind puree, salt, jaggary and 2tsp of urad-sesame powder to the sauce.stir well...keep it in refrigerator till the dish(huggi) is ready....
Once the rice is done add the remaining ground powder and cook it for 5-6mins in medium flame(Add water if rice becomes very thick).then turn of the heat...Huggi is ready to serve...
Before serving the huggi take out the tamarind paste from refrigerator ,heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds, red chilly pices and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds crackle add sesame seeds and pour it over the tamarind sauce.
Huggi and Hulase huli is ready to serve...transfer the huggi in a serving plate sprinkle a spoon full of ghee(use if you like more) on top of it and serve immediately along with the hulase huli.
I am entering this to Kurinji's pongal event..