Horsegram curry (Kulitha Saru) with coconut

There are two versions of this dish. This is the one more popular at home. Since horsegram is very good for health, we prepare this very often. Coconut gives thickness to the gravy. It has a very strong aroma of garlic which gives a great taste.

1 cup kulith(Horsegram)
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tea spn coriander seeds
2 green chillies
4-5 red chillies
1/2 cup onion
1 tea spn garlic
2 inch piece (or 1/4 tea spn extract) tamarind

Cook horsegram in pressure cooker. Heat oil. Fry coriander seeds. Grind with coconut, red chilies, tamarind. Grind cooked horsegram with masala.
Add water to make it thin. Add chopped onion & bring it to boil. Add green chllies and salt. Cook for about 15-20minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic. Add this to saru.

Serves : 4-5
Preparation time : 30min

7 thoughts on “Horsegram curry (Kulitha Saru) with coconut”

  1. i’ve been wanting to make this for so long! thanks so much! 🙂
    if u boil xtra kulit, u cld make kulit upkari as well to go with it 🙂 am going to do that!

  2. am gonna try this do u make the upkari of this??and i think u make kulati chutney also..can i hve the rcipe of these pllllllease

  3. In mangalore we add M’lore cucumber (which is also called Red cucumber) pieces when we pressure cook horsegram.Your Blog is very good .Keep up the GOOD Work.

  4. Dear Shilpa,

    I like Kulith Saru. Can this Kulitha Saru be prepared without tamarind? Can it be prepared by adding kokum, if yes, how much should I add to this saru? My mother-in-law is having arthritis, & is restricted from having anything sour. Since kokum is a bit less sour than tamarind, can I use it or should I use 1 tomato for the saru? Most of our Konkani dishes (specially coconut based dishes contain tamarind, I am married to a Maharashtrian, they donot use tamarind in their cooking, mostly I use kokum. I long for preparing Konkani dishes sans tamarind. Pls. help. I miss our AMCHEGELE DISHES SO MUCH.

    1. You can add tomato to the saru. Aayi and I use kokum in most of Konkani recipes in place of tamarind and it tastes good.

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