Molake hurlikalu saaru recipe I Sprouted horse gram curry

Preparation Time : 15 min Cooking Time : 15 min Serves : 4

Sprouted Horse – gram curry is a healthy and delicious curry to accompany it with rice or rotis. It is a coconut-based curry with aromatic spices, which is delicious and easy to make a recipe. Molake hurlikalu saaru in Kannada a regional south Karnataka recipe, Sprouted horse gram is the main ingredient of this ‘saaru’ or ‘curry’, a perfect dish to enjoy with ragi mudde or rice. 



Sprouted horse gram – 200 gm

Potato – 1 medium chopped into cubes

Eggplant (brinjal) – 2 no’s cut into medium pieces

Onion – 1 small chopped

Mustard – 1/4 tsp

Oil – 1 or 2 tbs


To grind –

Coconut – 1 cup grated

Onion – 1 medium roughly chopped

Clove /Marathi moggu – 2 no’s

Cinnamon – 1 small stick

Garlic – 4 to 5 pods

Ginger – 1/4 inch

Poppy seeds – 3/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 3 tsp

Chilly powder – 2 tsp (adjust to your taste)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander – 1 small bunch




To make Sprouted horse gram – Rinse horse gram and soak it in water for 10 to 12 hours or overnight. Drain the water completely, wrap it in a damp cheesecloth and let it sit in a warm dark place for 10 to  12 hours. Alternatively, you could even just place it in a colander, cover with a cloth and let it sprout and set aside,

Cut potato and brinjals, immerse in water immediately and keep ready. Keep all the ingredients ready to start.

Heat a pressure pan by adding oil in it. When it is hot add mustard seeds, allow it to sizzle in oil, add chopped onion and curry leaves (optional) fry until onion turns to light brown


Add rinsed sprouts,  saute in oil until the raw smell goes from it completely, then add chopped potato and brinjal, saute together.


Add chopped veggies and fry for a while


Add coconut, poppy seeds, cloves/marati moggu, cinnamon and grind it without adding water until the mixture gets powder, then add all the other ingredients to grind and grind it to a smooth paste by adding water as needed.


Add the grounded paste to veggie mixture and saute, combine, add water to your consistency, add salt to taste and bring it to boil,


Cover the lid if the pressure pan and cook it for 1 or 2 whistles and turn off the flame.


When the pressure of the pan settles down to its own, open the lid and bring the curry to boil for 3 to 4 min, stir and remove from the flame.


Enjoy healthy and delicious Sprouted horse gram curry with rice or roti’s, or it goes well with dosa and idli’s as well.


Note –

You can add coriander powder or sambar powder to prepare this curry and follow the same procedure.

You can add veggies of your choice along with any sprouted seeds to prepare this curry.

You can also add a chopped tomato either for seasoning or to grind along with coconut

Non – vegetarians  can add 1 -2 to eggs to the curry, when the curry is done – bring the curry to boil in a high flame, break 1 or 2 eggs, add it directly to the boiling curry, boil it for 5 to 6 min, until egg is done, and enjoy with rice or roti’s, which my mom used to do in our childhood days,


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3 Responses to “Molake hurlikalu saaru recipe I Sprouted horse gram curry”

  1. S G Honnungar says:

    This was prepared my grandmother in my is basically north karnatak recipe .my grandmother was also preparing hurli ambli to which she adding joggery and milk in our plate to eat .it is basically poorfarmer was tasting good.all the children eating together

  2. S G Honnungar says:

    in northkarnatak they prepare hulikalu palya which is eaten with jowar rotti

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