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.
Muthira/Horse Gram-3/4 cup
Onion-1 small chopped
To make a paste:
Fresh grated coconut-3/4 cup
Coriander seeds-2 tbs
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
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
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
This curry can be served with Puttu,Rice....