Sep 3, 2009

Horse Gram Bamboo Shoot Curry/ Kulithu Kirla Koddel

Horse Gram is also known as Moth Beans and it is used as daal or lenthils. I remember my granny used whole seeds of horse gram to feed cattle. She also used to prepare soup which can be served with rice. I will be posting it once I try it out.

We call horse gram as "kulithu" in konkani. This curry will have a garlic taste in it and people who dont like garlic may not like this dish. Having said that the aroma of fried garlic is one of the key factor which makes this dish so tasty. This goes very well with hot rice, I prepared par boiled rice which was heavenly :)

1 cup bamboo shoot, cut into cubes
1 cup horse gram, soaked in water for 8 hours or overnight
1 cup grated coconut
7 red chillies
1/4 tea spoon tamarind extract
1 table spoon vegetable or cooking oil
5 garlic pods

Pressure cook bamboo shoot and horse gram upto 5 whistles.
Make a paste of grated coconut, red chillies and tamarind extract.
Mix the mixture with cooked horse gram, bamboo shoot, salt and boil it for 8-10 mins.
In a small pan heat oil and fry the garlic for sometime.
Pour this on the curry.
Serve hot with rice.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 35 mins (exlcudes soaking time)

Note: Horse gram takes longer time to cook compared to other daal or lenthils. 5 whistles or more is a must.

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