Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hurali Saru, Usli (Horsegram Rasam and Palya)

When it is raining and cold outside, and you’re craving for some simple food here’s the best thing that can pep you up! A simple rasam made out of horse gram stock and an accompaniment of usli/palya (a stir fry of cooked horse gram). This tastes good when hot and tastes better even when cold. An ideal combination to beat the cold!
HuraLi Saru

Preparation time : 10 min
Cooking time : 20 min
Serves : 4

Ingredients:
Horse gram / HuraLi - 1 cup
Coriander seeds - 1 Tbsp
Dry red chilies - 8-10 (byadagi or guntur variety based on your taste buds)
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Fenugreek /Methi seeds - ¾ tsp
Cinnamon - one small stick
Maratha Moggu - 2
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Coconut - 1 Tbsp, grated
Onion - 1 small, chopped into chunks
Salt - 1 tsp or as per taste
Jaggery - 1 inch cube
Tamarind pulp - 2 tsp
Coriander - A few sprigs

For tadka / Oggarane
Cooking oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asafetida - a small pinch

Method:
• Cook horse gram in pressure cooker with sufficient water till tender and cool it
• Meanwhile in a skillet, roast the spices - coriander seeds to curry leaves till aromatic
• Allow to cool slightly and grind to a smooth paste along with onion and coconut. Add water to facilitate the mixie/blender
• Drain the cooked horse gram and separate the liquid. Keep the gram aside for usli
• To the liquid, add tamarind pulp, jaggery, salt, ground paste, coriander and bring to boil.
• Adjust consistency by adding water if required. Let it boil for at least 10 minutes.
For tadka / Oggarane
• Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter
• Add asafetida
• Garnish the rasam with tadka and a few coriander leaves
• Serve hot, with piping hot rice and ghee.
• It tastes great when cold too

Tips n Tricks:
• Check the horsegram at least twice for little stones. Generally, even the cleaned variety will contain a few stones.

Usli

Ingredients:
Cooked Horse gram / HuraLi - 1 cup
Coconut - 1 Tbsp, grated
Salt - 1 tsp or as per taste
Coriander - A few sprigs

For tadka / Oggarane
Cooking oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Bengal gram dal - 1 tsp
Black gram dal - 1 tsp
Green chilies - 4-5 (based on your taste buds)
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs

Method:
• Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter
• Add the dals and stir till golden brown
• Add slit green chilies, curry leaves and sauté
• Mix in the cooked horsegram, add salt, grated coconut and stir well
• Garnish with a few coriander leaves chopped
• Serve with rice and huraLi saru.

12 comments:

  1. lovely combination sum..healthy too..

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  2. wow... looks so perfect and mouthwatering one... really tempting dear.....

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  3. Nice recipes, my mom used to make a gravy with horsegram but i personally never tried it so far, your dishes seems very delicious to try...

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  4. Wow... simply superb and looks colourful and delicious dear....

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  5. My mother made this with a mixture of hurali and other kalus. I love hurali saaru.

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  6. very healthy n delicious recipe..nice presentation dear.

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  7. This rasam is new to me. Loved the color and would love to give it a try.

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  8. It's been long since i visited here...how r u? I started blogging again.....this recipe looks simple and yum...

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  9. ಕುಡುತೋ( ಹುರುಳಿಯ) ಸಾರು, ಉರ್ಪೆಲರಿ (ಕುಚುಲಕ್ಕಿಯ) ಉಂಪು (ಅಣ್ಣ),ಭಾರಿ ಜೋಡಿ ತುಳುವರಿಗೆ.

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