Sprouted Horse Gram Curry

The benefits of grams and gram sprouts is not something that we are not aware of. Horse gram is a legume rich in protein that has proven to have several health benefits. Sprouted horse gram curry/ saaru is a popular and authentic dish from Karnataka. Itโ€™s tasty, super healthy, and is prepared mainly using sprouted horse gram, potato, and pressure cooked in a freshly ground paste containing onion, tomato, variety of spices, and coconut. It tastes best with white/ brown rice and mudde (ragi ball) with a dollop of ghee on it. 

Prep time: 48 hours (Including spouting time)
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 48 hours 30 minutes
Serves: 3


150g sprouted horse gram
400 ml water
1 medium sized potato, cut into small cubes
1 medium sized onion, sliced
1 medium sized tomato, sliced
3-4 dried red chilli (Byadagi), for color
3 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
3 cloves
1/2 inch cinnamon
6 cloves of garlic
1/2 inch ginger
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
3 tablespoon grated coconut
2 tablespoons coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
8 curry leaves
Vegetable oil
Salt to taste

how to sprout horse gram?
  1. Rinse 1 cup of horse gram thoroughly in water and soak it overnight.
  2. The next morning, drain out water using a clean light colored cotton cloth (preferably white) and seal horse gram with the same wet cloth.
  3. Cover a vessel on top of it and leave it undisturbed for 24 hours.
  4. You will notice long sprouts of horse gram just like this.
  5. If you are living in colder countries, you may have to allow 48 hours for the gram to fully sprout.
Sprouted Horse Gram after 48 Hours
  1. Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pan on medium flame. Roast dried red chillies, cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, poppy seeds for 20 seconds. Then fry ginger, garlic, and sliced onions for 2 minutes on low flame. Turn off flame, add 2 tbsp coriander powder to the same pan and combine well. Let this mixture cool down completely.
  2. Transfer the cooled mixture to a mixer. To that, add chopped tomato, 3 tbsp grated coconut, 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, and grind the contents into a fine masala paste by adding little water.
  3. Heat 4 tbsp of vegetable oil in a pressure cooker on medium flame. Add curry leaves, followed by sprouted horse gram, cut potatoes, and stir fry for 1 minute. Then add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, salt to taste and combine well.
  4. Pour ground masala paste into the cooker and fry on low flame for 2 minutes. Pour 400 ml of water and combine. At this point taste for salt and adjust as required.
  5. Cover and pressure cook on low-medium flame until 5 whistles or until horse gram is completely cooked.
  6. Once the cooker is depressurized, garnish with some chopped coriander leaves and serve.
  7. Enjoy molake huruli kaalu saaru with hot white/brown rice, or mudde(Ragi ball) ๐Ÿ™‚
Sprouted horse gram curry
  • You can tweak the quantity of each ingredient as per your taste and preference.
  • Instead of potato, you can also use white or purple brinjal and follow the same steps.

Did you try this recipe? Let me know how you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Rating: 1 out of 5.

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Happy cooking and happy eating โค

2 Comments Add yours

  1. This recipe is just amazing! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹


    1. Swaadista says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

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