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Hurali Kalu Saaru (Horse Gram Curry)

Hurali Kalu Saaru (Horse Gram Curry) made south Indian style! Two delicious ways of eating horse gram :) 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup horse gram

For the sabji

  • 1 onion large sized finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Handful curry leaves
  • pinch hing
  • 2 tsps oil
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsps coriander powder
  • to taste salt
  • coriander leaves for garnish

For the curry

  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1 onion medium
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 chilly green
  • 3 chillies dry red
  • handful curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • to taste salt
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • Wash and soak the horse gram overnight. In the morning, boil horse gram with 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes till its boiled but not mushy.
  • After it cools, filter the legumes and keep the water aside.
  • Now start on the dry sabji. In a kadai, heat the oil. Add the hing and let it roast till 30 secs. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the curry leaves and onions and fry till they are translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry till they are mushy. This will take about 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the dry masalas and the drained horse gram. Let it cook for about 5-8 minutes till the masalas are well blended.
  • Now start the curry. Using a mixie make a paste of coconut, onion, tomatoes, curry leaves and both the chillies.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil and add the prepared paste. Roast it for about 6-8 minutes stirring constantly. When it starts to leave oil, add the water of horse gram that you have kept apart. Let it boil for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve hot with roti and rice.


The “Hurali Kalu Saaru (Horse Gram Curry)” is part of the endeavor to create a collection of recipes of Traditional Indian Cuisines in collaboration with a few bloggers who share the same passion of cooking. Find more Traditional Recipes from Karnataka by #TheKichenDivas. Also check the Pinterest board
1. Cucumber Sasive by Saffron Trail (http://saffrontrail.blogspot.in/)
2. Ragi Roti with Tomato Chutney by FunFoodFrolic (http://www.funfoodfrolic.com/)
3. Kori Roti by WhiskAffair (http://www.whiskaffair.com/)
4. Manglorean Neer Dosa by Archana’s Kitchen (http://www.archanaskitchen.com)
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