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How to Make Huruli Saru (Horse Gram Rasam)

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Huruli saru (horse gram rasam)

Huruli saru (horse gram rasam)

Indian Side Dish Recipe

Horse gram, called huruli in the Kannada language in India, is a pulse (basically a dried seed). It is considered to be a miracle food because it is high in protein, carbohydrates, calcium, and iron. It is also low in fat and sodium.

People make many varieties of side dishes and curries using horse gram. It has a unique aroma when cooked.

Horse gram rasam is a soup-like side dish that is spicy, aromatic, and very delicious.

Cook Time

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20 min

30 min

50 min

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups horse gram, soaked in water for 10 minutes, cooked with 4-5 cups of water.
  • 5 tsp coriander seeds
  • 3 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 8 dry red chilies, medium hot variety
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 2 pinches hing/asafoetida powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut, grated
  • small lemon size tamarind, soaked in water
  • blue berry size jaggery
  • 8 garlic cloves, for the tempering
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 tsp coconut oil, or any other oil
  • 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
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Instructions

  1. Wash horse gram. Soak it in water for 10 minutes. Boil adding about 4 cups of water to it. Strain and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add fenugreek seeds and saute for 5 seconds. Throw in cumin seeds and coriander seeds. Saute for 15 seconds.
  3. Add curry leaves, broken dry red chilies, and hing. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
  4. Mix grated coconut and tamarind with this spice mix. Set aside to cool.
  5. Once cold, take it in a mixer or blender. Add a cup of boiled horse gram to it. Grind together adding water little by little to get a smooth paste. Set aside.
  6. You can eat the remaining boiled horse gram as is or make a stir-fry dish with it.
  7. Take boiled horse gram water in a sauce pan. Add spice paste to it. Throw in chopped onions, salt, jaggery powder, turmeric powder, and some more hing.
  8. Mix well and add about 6 cups of water. This rasam should be watery. Adjust the consistency by adding more water. Don't make it too thin.
  9. Bring the mix to a boil. Simmer it for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat. Now, the rasam is ready.
  10. Make the garlic tempering: Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Add peeled garlic cloves. Turn them occasionally, and fry them till they turn golden brown. Add curry leaves and mix well. Turn off the stove. Add this tempering to the rasam.
  11. Mix well at the time of serving. Aromatic, spicy, garlicky horse gram rasam is ready to serve. Enjoy it with hot plain rice or any other mildly spicy main course.

Note: You can use this rasam for 4-5 days, preserving in a refrigerator. Heat it while serving. Enjoy the taste!

Photo Guide

Horse gram

Horse gram

Step one: Prepare spice mix as per instructions.

Step one: Prepare spice mix as per instructions.

Step two: Add grated coconut and tamarind

Step two: Add grated coconut and tamarind

Step three: Cook soaked horse gram with some water. Strain it.

Step three: Cook soaked horse gram with some water. Strain it.

Step four: Grind spice mix, some cooked horse gram, and tamarind, adding water little by little to get a smooth paste.

Step four: Grind spice mix, some cooked horse gram, and tamarind, adding water little by little to get a smooth paste.

The spice paste.

The spice paste.

Step five: Take horse gram water in a sauce pan. Add spice paste, turmeric powder, jaggery, chopped onions, salt, and some hing. Add water as per instructions.

Step five: Take horse gram water in a sauce pan. Add spice paste, turmeric powder, jaggery, chopped onions, salt, and some hing. Add water as per instructions.

Step six: Bring the mix to a boil. Simmer it for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat.

Step six: Bring the mix to a boil. Simmer it for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat.

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Step seven: Make a garlic tempering as per instructions.

Step seven: Make a garlic tempering as per instructions.

Step eight: Pour it on the rasam.

Step eight: Pour it on the rasam.

Mix well at the time of serving. Enjoy eating hot plain rice or any other main course with your favorite horse gram rasam.

Mix well at the time of serving. Enjoy eating hot plain rice or any other main course with your favorite horse gram rasam.