Sprouted Horsegram Curry / ಹುರುಳಿಮೊಳಕೆ ಹುಳಿ

Horsegram/ಹುರುಳಿಮೊಳಕೆ is one of the lesser known beans. It is called Gahat, Kulath or Kluthi in India. Dehusking germination cooking and roasting have been shown to produce beneficial effects on nutritional quality of this legume. It is mainly eaten in Himalayan NorthIndia and Southern part of India. Horsegram is the main ingrediant in Vuluvula Charu of Andhra Pradesh, Huruli Saru of Karnatka and Kollu Rasam of Tamilnadu.

This dish is from Karnataka and I would like to share with you all how to make hurulimalake Huli or sprouted horsegram curry. The curry goes well with rice, chapathi and rotti. My preference is to eat with rotti.


This curry takes about 45 mins cooking time so do it when u have lots of time. It serves a family size of 4.

Ingrediants :
Horsegram - 100g or 1 big cup
Sodabicarb- 1tsp
Onions- 2 Medium sized, diced into cubes
Oil for tampering
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 line

For making curry paste

Masala Paste -1

Coriander seeds - 1tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Red Chillies -10 or adjust to your spice levels
Cinnamon powder -1/2 tsp
Cloves-2
Onion - 1/2 diced

Masala Paste -2
Wet Coconut - 3tbsp
Poppy Seeds - 2 tsp or alternatively you can soak 4-5 cashews
Salt
Tamarind juice - 3 tbsp

How to prepare:
1.Soak horsegram in soda bicarb water for a day. Remove water from the beans and transfer the soaked beans into a cheese cloth/airtight box and allow it to sprout as you do it for any other beans. They take more than a day to show sprouts. ( Sodabicarb water is only for soaking and not for sprouting. Soaking the beans in soda bi carb water reduces the cooking time , since horsegram requires usual than longer time to get cooked this method comes handy here. )
2. Dry roast all masala-1 ingrediants . You can use a drop of oil while roasting onions. Blend them to a fine paste.
3. Do tampering with mustard and curry leaves , add onions fry them till they turn transcluscent; add masala-1 fry for 30 sec and throw in sprouted beans. Sautee it with masala for a min or more till the beans get warm. Add sufficiant water for the beans to cook. Transfer the contents to pressure cooker directly or any vessel and pressure cook till 6 whistles. Cooking time for horse gram is long.
4. Meanwhile dry roast poppy seeds till they are fragrant. Take roasted poppy seeds, wet coconut and salt in the blender and blend them to fine paste. This makes your masala paste -2.
5. Add this masala paste -2 and tamarind juice to the pressure cooked mixture and bring them to boil. Let the mixture boil for atleast 3-4 mins. Let it the finished curry to settle down for 15-20 mins before you serve it rice, chapathi or rotti or anything of your choice.

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