Instant Rubbida Huli(Sambar)

One of my signature dishes within my family & friends is Rubbida Huli. In Bangalore and here, all my relatives make 2 kinds of huli. One in which the masala is fried and ground or the huli with instant pudi. In my case, I do use the huli pudi, but with a different twist. So, here comes my recipe for the huli.

I use the same recipe for making huli with different kinds of vegetables, aqnd lentils.

Ingredients for the masala:

  1. 3-4 tsp huli pudi
  2. 1 tsp ground cinnamon powder
  3. 1/4 cup grated coconut
  4. 3 tsp tomato paste
  5. 1 tsp tamarind paste

Ingredients for the huli:

  1. 1 cup toor dal
  2. 2 chopped potatoes
  3. 2 chopped carrots
  4. 1/2 lb chopped beans


In your mixer, grind all the ingredients as listed in the masala. Pressure cook toor dal along with all the vegetables. In a big vessel, add 3 tsp oil. Add mustard seeds, hing, curry leaves, and haldi. Next, add the masala and fry for 2 -3 minutes. When the masala for the huli starts boiling, add the cooked toor dal and vegetables. Add salt to taste.

Serve with Rice or chapathi.

You can use beans, carrots and potatoes and follow the recipe for Kootu also which is posted here:

You can find Sambar Powder recipe here:

13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Prat on April 14, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Really appreciate the details given. One question i have. Do we need to make the tomato paste by grinding tomato or is it readily available in the shop.


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  3. Mrs. Meerasubbaro avre, can you please use Kannada fonts?? It will be easy.
    You’re doing great work!! Thank you.


  4. Mrs. Meeraghu avre, can you please use Kannada fonts?? It will be easy.
    You’re doing great work!! Thank you.


  5. Posted by brunda on September 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Radish/ mulangi huli is not attached with rubbida huli.


  6. Posted by praveen iyer on August 7, 2014 at 4:21 am

    huli pudi ingredients swalpa helkodthira please


  7. Posted by Archana.M.R on January 30, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Hi Meera, all ur recipes are too good….in fact i tried the uppma it came out really good …same as Maiya’s [ restuarant in Blore ]…..well if u could help me with the recipe of Bonda soup…only soup recipe. In rubbida Huli …..u have mentioned huli powder…..since we dont have this can i replace it with sambar pd of MTR.


  8. Posted by meeraghu on October 30, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I wish I could invite you. 🙂


  9. Posted by Mrudula on October 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

    The plate looks really Yummy, hasivu aitu


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