Monday, June 4, 2012

Kulitha upkari (with a twist) and saru/Horse gram dry dish

  I love horse gram in any form whether its   Horsegram Idli(kulita idli,  horse gram) dosa .. or any types of curries We GSB's prepare lot of dishes with this gram especially on Saturdays.I don't know the real reason behind this but its a good  to have it on daily basis or at least once a week.Today i am here with two simple Konkani dishes from horse gram.In this recipe i have added little sambar powder and tomato to make this dish.I just love the flavour of this saru.Sometimes i have it like a soup.

Ingredients for horsegram upkari:

Coconut grating-1tbsp
sambar powder-1tsp
Onion-1 sliced
Red chilly-2
Curry leaves-2springs
Salt to taste

Ingredients for saru:

Horsegram stock-2cups
Garlic-7-8 cloves
Red chilly-2
Salt to taste

Horsegram upkari
Method of Making Horsegram upkari:

  • soak Horsegram overnight.
  • Next day pressure cook for 30 mins or until 3 whistle by adding 5 cups of water.
  • Once it is cooked strain the stock and keep this for making saru
  • Now take a thick sauce pan and add 3tsp of coconut oil or any vegetable oil.Let it heat,then drop some mustard followed by red chillies,curry leaves,sliced onion,tomato and sambar powder and stir it well.
  • Lastly add cooked horsegram and salt to taste.
  • Cover for 5 mins on low flame.
  • Sprinkle grated coconut and switch off the gas.
  • Horsegram upkari is ready to serve.

Method of making saru:

  • Take a vessel and put in strained stock of horsegram and salt to taste and bring to boil.
  • Now for tempering take a small pan add some coconut or vegetable oil and heat.add crushed garlic and saute till it turns to light brown color.Now immediately add green chilly pieces and toss it for a second and add this to boiled hourse gram stock.
  • Saru is ready to serve.                                                                                                                    



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