Horse-gram kurma

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                                                                Ready to serve Horse-gram kurma

Time taken : 45 minutes(other than soaking)

Serves 4-5

Horse-gram /kulith/hurlikalu in english, konkani and kannada respectively.  We use this lentil in a lot of recipes and  have already put up a couple of them like the Horse-gram dosa, rumdan(idli) , Kulitha saru(soup) etc  Today i would like to put up Horse-gram kurma which is a little different but is a good combo with rice as well as roti!!Here is my version of the dish.  One can even sprout the lentil to make this dish and can even use other lentils like the Green gram, Black eyed peas etc.

What you need to have:

1. Soaked Horsegram – 1 cupKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                    Soaked & drained Horse gram

Ingredients of wet masala to be sauted and grind:

1. Fresh grated coconut – 3 Tablespoons

2. Ginger paste – 1 Teaspoon

3. Chopped onion – 1/4 Cup

4. Red chili powder – 1 Teaspoon

5. Fennel seeds – 1 Teaspoon

6. Poppy seeds – 1 Tablespoon

7. Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 Teaspoon

8. Coriander seeds – 1 & 1/2 Tablespoons

9. Cumin seeds – 2 Teaspoons

10. Cloves – 2-3

11. Cinnamon – 1″ piece

12. Cashews – 3-4

12. Tamarind pulp- 1/4 Teaspoon

13. Cooking oil to saute – 2 TeaspoonsKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                               Ingredients of wet masala

What you do with what you have:

1. Cook soaked Horse gram in the cooker as usual for about 20 minutes on sim flame adding required quantity of water till soft.(do not over cook)

2. Grate coconut, peal and chop onion,and keep it aside.  In a skillet add coriander seeds and dry roast till done.  Like wise dry roast all the other masala ingredients one after the other till done.  In the same skillet add  2 teaspoons of cooking oil  and place it on medium flame and add chopped onions to it and fry till transparent.  When done add all other roasted masala ingredients and also coconut and just fry it .  Add chili powder or red chili and just stir it.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of tamarind paste.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                              Ingredients of wet masala

3. Place a wide bowl on medium flame with 1 teaspoon of cooking oil in it.  When heated add the grind masala to it and just stir for a minute.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                         Grind wet masala being fried

4. Add cooked Horse gram with its stock and add 1 cup water and bring it to boil adjusting salt and spice till the gravy thickens.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                   Cooked horse gram being added to the wet masala gravy

5. Garnish with cilantro and relish with either rice,  chapati or roti.  yummmmmmmm!!!!!!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                         Ready to serve Horse-gram kurma

Time taken : 45 minutes

Serves :4-5

Good to remember:

1. Always buy fresh and clean Horse-gram  from a reputed shop.(old stock will not cook soft)

2. One can replace horse-gram with any lentils like the green gram, black eyed peas etc

3. One can even sprout the lentils.




2 thoughts on “Horse-gram kurma

    Aruna Panangipally said:
    May 24, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I have never cooked with horse gram. May be it is time to try….

    prathibalrao responded:
    May 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    HI Aruna,

    As u write many people are not aware of cooking of Horsegram as it is very hard. But if we happen to sprout it it will be more easier to cook and more tasty too!! For this dish as well one can sprout it too!!!

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