Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kirlaile Kultha Ambat (Sprouted Horse gram Curry)

Kirlaile Kultha Ambat is a very healthy konkani dish. Kulithu in konkani means Horse gram and kirlaile means sprouted. Horse gram is very rich in protein. Hence it has to  be used regularly. Check my other posts on horse gram- horse gram idlis, horse gram soup and horse gram chutney. Horse gram provides heat to our body and hence it is recommended to use it often in winter. Try making this healthy sprouted horse gram curry and enjoy!

  • Horse gram- 1/2 cup
  • Potato, medium sized*- 1
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen- 2/3 cup
  • Roasted dry red chillies- 4-5
  • Tamarind- A small ball (gooseberry sized)
  • Onion, medium sized- 1
  • Oil- 2 tsp
*You can substitute potato with yellow cucumber.


Wash and soak the horse gram in water for 8 hours. Then drain the water and put the soaked horse gram in a muslin cloth (or any cotton cloth). Tie it tightly and keep it in a warm place for a day. The sprouts are ready.

Wash and peel the potatoes. Chop the potatoes into bite size pieces. Also chop the onion.

Now cook the sprouted horse gram, chopped potatoes, half of the chopped onion along with required amount of water and salt, for three whistles.

For Masala: Grind grated coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind adding little water, to get a smooth paste.
Add this masala to the cooked horse gram- potato mixture and bring it to a boil. Adjust the consistency to medium thick and add salt, if required. Continue heating for 3-4 more minutes. Turn off the heat.
For seasoning- heat oil and add the remaining chopped onion. Fry it until it turns golden brown. Turn off the heat and add it to the gravy. Mix well. Kirlaile Kultha Ambat is ready!!

Serve it hot with rice. Above measurement serves 2-3 people.

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