Karnataka Special Huli Tovve Recipe

Madhuri Aggarwal
Karnataka Special Huli Tovve Recipe
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Huli Tovve is a speciality from Karnataka and is a must have curry in a traditional wedding meal. Huli Tovve is a kind of sambar made using ground masala with a lot of mixed vegetables.

Serve Huli Tovve with hot steamed rice and Elai Vadam.

If you like this recipe, you can also try Kerala Style Varutharacha Sambar and Tomato Onion Sambar.


Cuisine: Kerala Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup Mixed vegetables , (french beans, carrot, pumpkin, potatoes)
  • 1/4 cup Raw Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 1/2 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery
  • For the paste
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 6 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1 tablespoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • For tempering
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • Asafoetida (hing) , A pinch
  • Curry leaves , as required

How to make Karnataka Special Huli Tovve Recipe

  1. To begin with Huli Tovve, wash and soak the toor dal till you prepare your vegetables.

  2. Wash and cut the vegetables. Pressure cook Toor dal, mixed vegetables and peanuts till they the cooker releases 3-4 whistles.

  3. The next step is to prepare the paste. Dry roast urad dal, chana dal, cinnamon and red chilli separately till they turn light gold. Add coconut to this and grind all of this into a smooth paste.

  4. Remove the lid after the cooker cools down. Add the ground paste to this and 2 cups of water, salt and jaggery and boil. Boil till the hulitovve thickens on high flame.

  5. For tempering, heat the oil in a tadka pan. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add red chilly and curry leaves. Once they crisp up, add it to the hulitovve.

  6. Serve Huli Tovve with hot steamed rice and Elai Vadam.