Thursday, April 9, 2009

Muthira Puzhukku/ HorseGram Curry





One of the Authentic Kerala dishes. When we were kids my mom used to say " Muthira thinnal kuthira poley aavum" that means "if I eat horse gram I will be running like a horse" hehe..
I have heard that Horse gram is given to Horses to make them strong and powerful.
You can get the horse gram from any Indian stores.You can read more about Horse gram here.


Ingredients:

Muthira/Horse Gram-3/4 cup

Onion-1 small chopped

To make a paste:

Fresh grated coconut-3/4 cup
Coriander seeds-2 tbs
red chillies-3

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Coconut oil-1 tbs

Ginger - a small piece for flavour

Green chillies-2 split

turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Salt-to taste

Method:

Soak the horse gram/muthira over night.Pressure cook

for 3 whistles. Let it cool.

Mean while, dry roast coconut,coriander seeds

and red chillies until golden brown.

Add this to the blender with enough water and

make a smooth paste.

In a pan add the mustard seeds,dal,red

chillies,curry leaves and oil .When mustard

seeds splutters add the chopped onions,green

chillies and ginger. Saute until raw smell of

onion disappear.

Add the coconut paste to the mix and bring it

to a boil.Add the turmeric powder,salt and the

cooked horse gram/muthira . Mix well.Add enough

water to make gravy and cook for 5-10 minutes

until all the flavours are mixed and the

curry come to a boil.Remove from flame and

serve hot.

This curry can be served with Puttu,Rice....

22 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

delicious curry.. love horsegram. i like the addition of coconut.

Cham said...

He he, We say in Tamil kollu, as it is food for horse, we just say horse dhal! Today i saw many horsegram dishes. Good and delicous!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice entry.. never used Kollu.. will try..

Priya Sriram said...

Ha haa... Do you run like one? ;)
Btw, did you know horsegram is a remedy for cold? We prepare it with rice (kanji). Curry looks yumm too, will surely try it Dhanya! Thanks for sharing it! :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you very much Mahima,Cham,Srikar and Priya for the lovely comments.
Priya when I was a kid I didn't have to eat horse gram ,coz I was very mischevious and active. Now I am getting old and no energy, even horse gram is not helping :( Good to know that it's tamil name is kollu and a good remedy for cold. Thank you.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm, lovely curry... I dont use coconut oil and coconut as I have this everyother day for breakfast... Shall try with Coconut oil...

Priya said...

Wow this is delicious curry n healthy too...

Akal's Saappadu said...

interesting curry; I never knew about this horsegram, I could have done better in running race competitions in my school lol;

I'm sure Ramya Vijaykumar runs faster than you (hahahha) since she has been eating this every day....lol

nice information for cold too, will search horsegram in the indian store :)

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! Will try this..

homecooked said...

Looks nice! I've never tried horsegram....should do it soon :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

Looks great and mudira is very healthy too. Nice collection of recipes.

Anonymous said...

hi dhanyakka,
i luv mudira puzhukku.but is it available here?

Deepa Hari said...

Yummy Curry....heard a lot abt. horsegram...never tried it...Like ur recipe...will give it a shot Dhanya.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you very much Ramya,Priya,Akkal,Anu,Homecooked,Lachu,Vandana and Deepa for your lovely comments. Lachu you can get horse gram from any Indian store.Anu,Homecooked and Deepa try the recipe and let me know how it turned out.

Suma Rajesh said...

delicious and healthy simple curry..

Anonymous said...

Where we can get Horsegram in Fremont, CA

Dhanya Ganesh said...

You can get Horse gram from Coconuthill[kerala store] in fremont.

Anonymous said...

A friend send me the link to your blog, specifically this horsegram recipe link.
I admire and respect women who have an inborn talent/interest in cooking (like my mom. lol!). You are very blessed. Keep up the great work!
You have a new fan...

Cheers
J!

Anonymous said...

A friend send me the link to your blog, specifically this horsegram recipe link.
I admire and respect women who have an inborn talent/interest in cooking (like my mom. lol!). You are very blessed. Keep up the great work!
You have a new fan...

Cheers
J!

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Thanks J.Do try the recipe and let me know how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

I tried it today! Delicious.
Thanks!!

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Thanks for the feedback..:)