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By Latha on February 6th, 2018

heralekai gojju huli

Heralekai gojju huli recipe explained with step by step pictures. Heralekai gojju huli also known as kanchikai gojju huli is prepared using citron lime, red chili, sesame seeds, urad dal, chana dal, coriander seeds, coconut, jaggery and salt. Heralekai gojju huli is a very tasty gravy from Malnad region of Karnataka.

A similar gravy familiar by name menaskai is prepared across Udupi-Mangalore or Karavali region of Karnataka. You can find one capsicum menaskai on this website. But in Malnad region it is popular by name gojju huli. Gojju huli can be prepared using bitter gourd, pineapple and mango also.

I wanted to post few recipes using Heralekai or Kanchikai or Citron lime. So this is my first recipe using Citron lime on this website. Citron lime is familiar by different names like Naarthangai, Kanchikai, Dhongakaya etc., Citron lime or heralekai is very good for health. But it is recommended to eat this in moderation.

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Heralekai gojju huli recipe

Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 6

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 medium sized citron lime or heralekai
  2. A pinch of turmeric powder
  3. 2 big lemon sized jaggery
  4. 2 tsp of cooking oil
  5. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients required for grinding:

  1. 1 tsp coriander seeds
  2. 5 - 6 red chilies
  3. 2 tsp urad dal
  4. 1 tsp gram dal or chana dal
  5. 3 tsp sesame seeds
  6. 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  7. 1 cup grated coconut
  8. 1 tsp cooking oil

Ingredients required for tempering:

  1. 1 red chili
  2. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  3. 4-5 curry leaves
  4. 4 tsp cooking oil

Instructions for making heralekai gojju huli:

  1. Squeeze, wipe and remove bitterness of heralekai or citron lime. Or if you are not sure how to do it, simply scrape or peel off the yellow skin.citron for heralekai gojju huli
  2. Cut the heralekai or citron lime into 2 pieces.halved citron for heralekai gojju huli
  3. And then remove the juice using juicer. This helps to remove the seeds. We will be adding this juice later in the recipe.juicing citron for heralekai gojju huli
  4. Finely chop the heralekai or citron lime.chopped citron for heralekai gojju huli
  5. Next gather all the dry ingredients, which are listed under for grinding.spices for heralekai gojju huli
  6. To begin with take a frying pan and dry roast the ellu or sesame seeds. Roast until they start popping but do not burn them.sesame seeds for heralekai gojju huli
  7. Next add in 1/2 tsp of oil and roast remaining ingredients (red chili + coriander seeds+gram dal + urad dal + asafoetida). Once done take them out and keep it aside.roasting spices for heralekai gojju huli
  8. Take all the fried ingredients and grated coconut in a mixie jar. Use required water and grind until smooth paste.grinding masala for heralekai gojju huli
  9. Next in the same pan add in 2 tsp of oil, chopped citron lime (Heralekai). Give a quick stir.chopped citron for heralekai gojju huli
  10. Add in turmeric powder, 2 big pieces of jaggery and salt. Give a quick mix.jaggery and salt for heralekai gojju huli
  11. Next add in heralekai juice from step 3. Also add in water. Close the lid and cook the chopped heralekai until soft.water for heralekai gojju huli
  12. Once the heralekai is cooked and soft, add the ground masala.ground masala for heralekai gojju huli
  13. Add in required water. Gojju huli shall have thick gravy. Adjust salt, sweet and sour level. Bring it to boil and switch off the stove.boiling heralekai gojju huli
  14. Temper it with oil, red chili, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Serve it with rice or chapathi.tempering heralekai gojju huli

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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