Huruli Saaru | Horse Gram Gravy

This post is a part of the main post that was made for Karnataka with the theme - Indian Food Odyssey where we visited 30 Indian states and Union Territories as a part of the Mega Blogging Marathon April 2014...

I invited my fellow bloggers to my house[virtually of course] and cooked a dish for each meal of the day....

 For lunch I will be serving a dish that is a hot favourite and very common dish - Huruli Saaru.[ Huruli is horse gram in kannada].This popular gravy can be eaten with steamed rice drizzled with ghee or with Ragi Mudde which is a common breakfast dish in rural Karnataka.

Let us move on to our lunch menu.....



  1. Salt - The first thing to be served on the plate / plantain leaf.
  2. Lemon pickle
  3. Majjige menusu / Uppachidha menisinkai - Sun dried chilies fried in oil.
  4. Kobbari pudi and sesame oil - Lentil and dried coconut spice mix
  5. Happala - Pappad
  6. Alugedde Palya - Potato Curry
  7. Tomato Bhath - Tomato rice
  8. Molake huruli Kaalu Saaru - Sprouted horsegram gravy curry to go with rice
  9. Bellulli Saaru - Garlic rasam
  10. Anna - Steamed rice drizled with a little ghee
  11. Majjege - Butter milk
Here is how to make the healthy and tasty gravy...

I used
Adapted from - Kannada Cuisine

Sprouted horse gram- 1/2 cup
Brinjal-3,small and tender ones,sliced
Onion-1, sliced + roughly chopped to grind
Tomato-1
Red chilies-2
Coconut-2 teaspoons
Coriander seeds-1 teaspoon
Ginger- 1" piece
Garlic- 2 pods
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Oil- 1 teaspoon

Pressure cook the horse gram till it is fully cooked. It took about 20 minutes. Grind together tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, coriander seeds,turmeric powder,coconut,red chilies. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard and cumin seeds.

When the mustard splutters, add the onion and saute till soft. Next add the ground paste and mix well and cook for a few minutes . Add water, about 2 cups and the brinjal pieces. Cover and cook till the brinjal is cooked but not mushy.

Add salt and cook uncovered for a few minutes.Put in the cooked horsegram along with the water used to cook it and simmer.Remove from heat when it thicken a bit.


Serve with steamed rice....


The lunch was a simple affair, an everyday meal


Bon Appetit...

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