Sunday, October 5, 2008

Appe Huli (Raw Mango Rasam)

Appe huli is consumed as an appetizer in North Canara part of Karnataka, India. This is the first thing served with rice during festivals, celebrations in Sirsi. It will surely impress people who have affinity towards eating sour dishes like pickles, raw mango with salt & chilli powder, raw tamarind chutney etc. I just love eating this.., now don't ask me what is that I don't like ;)

As I mentioned before.., our family members are from various parts of Karnataka. Myself from Chikmagalur, my hubby from Udupi(South Canara), my co-sister is from Sirsi(North Canara), my sister's in-laws are from Belgaum..., so I get a chance to taste the wide range of Karnataka recipes, slurp, slurp... :))

The food prepared in North Canara (Sirsi, Siddapur side) is quite interesting & I must accept that my co-sister is an expert in that ( I don't get tired appreciating her culinary skills :) ). I learnt this one from her & here is my small effort to put North Canara recipes..,



Ingredients:
Raw Mango - 1 (Take a sour one)
Green chillies - 2
Garlic - 1 pod (minced & chopped finely)
4 curry leaves
salt according to taste.
2 cups water
1.5 teaspoons oil (I use coconut oil to this, as the aroma will be good & tastes authentic)
1 teaspoon jeera/cumin seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds

Method:

  • Chop the mango & green chillies.
  • Add 2 cups of water in a vessel & add mango & green chillies to it.
  • Cook the same for 10mins or till mango is soft.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Now, remove the skin of the cooked mango & mash the mango & chilli in the water cooked.
  • Add salt according to taste & bring the water mixture to a boil.
  • Heat oil in a tadka pan, when oil is hot, add mustard seeds & jeera. When seeds crackle, add garlic & curry leaves. Add this tadka to the water boiled.
  • Appe huli is ready to serve.
  • It tastes good with rice, pickle & papad.

I have a sample plate for you that has appe huli, rice, majjige menasu ( dried chilli in yogurt), bitterguard chips, butter-milk (majjige), pickles.., Aren't you hungry after seeing this????