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Mulai Kattiya Kollu Kuzhambu – Sprouted Horse Gram Curry

Recipe for sprouted horsegram curry. Karnatake style Horsegram Masala Saaru made with home made masala from scratch. With step by step pictures. Measurements used 1 teaspoon 5 ml 1 tablespoon 15 ml 1 cup approx 240 m

  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 persons 1x



Masala Paste for Sprouted Horse Gram Curry

  • few drops of oil
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/2 inch piece cinnamon
  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon raw rice
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • 4 sprigs coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded coconut

Other Ingredients for Sprouted Horse Gram Curry

  • 2 cups sprouted horse gram lentil
  • 2 teaspoon sesame / gingely oil
  • 1/2 a star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 inch piece cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


For making masala paste for Sprouted Horse Gram Curry:

  1. Heat few drops of oil in a skillet and add in cloves, cinnamon, byadagi red chillies and raw rice. Roast until the rice is nice and golden. Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate to cool. In the same pan, saute onions, ginger and garlic for a couple of minutes. Set aside on a plate to cool.
  2. Along with the roasted ingredients, add the other ingredients for masala paste and grind with a cup of water to a very fine paste.

Cooking the Sprouted Horse Gram Curry

  1. Take a pressure cooker pan and heat oil in the pan. Add in the star anise, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf. Add in the sliced onions and saute for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add in the coriander powder and saute for a few seconds.
  3. Add in the sprouted horse gram and the masala paste.
  4. Add in two cups of water and the salt.
  5. Cover the pressure cooker with the lid and let it cook for 15 whistles. Around 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure from the cooker to settle naturally. Serve hot with rice or roti.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Curry
  • Cuisine: Karnataka
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