This post is a part of the main post that was made for Karnataka with the theme – Indian Food Odyssey where we visited 30 Indian states and Union Territories as a part of the Mega Blogging Marathon April 2014…

I invited my fellow bloggers to my house[virtually of course] and cooked a dish for each meal of the day….

For lunch I will be serving a dish that is a hot favourite and very
common dish – Huruli Saaru.[ Huruli is horse gram in kannada].This
popular gravy can be eaten with steamed rice drizzled with ghee or with Ragi Mudde which is a common breakfast dish in rural Karnataka.

Let us move on to our lunch menu…..

On the menu
  1. Salt
  2. Lemon pickle
  3. Majjige menusu / Uppachidha menisinkai – Sun dried chilies fried in oil.
  4. Kobbari pudi and sesame oil – Lentil and dried coconut spice mix
  5. Happala – Pappad
  6. Alugedde Palya – Potato Curry
  7. Tomato Bhath – Tomato rice
  8. Steamed rice drizzled with Ghee
  9. Molake huruli Kaalu Saaru Sprouted horsegram gravy curry to go with rice
  10. Bellulli Saaru – Garlic rasam
  11. Majjege – Butter milk

Here is how to make the healthy and tasty gravy…

I used
Adapted from – Kannada Cuisine

Sprouted horse gram- 1/2 cup
Brinjal-3,small and tender ones,sliced
Onion-1, sliced + roughly chopped to grind
Red chilies-2
Coconut-2 teaspoons
Coriander seeds-1 teaspoon
Ginger- 1″ piece
Garlic- 2 pods
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Oil- 1 teaspoon

cook the horse gram till it is fully cooked. It took about 20 minutes.
Grind together tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, coriander seeds,turmeric
powder,coconut,red chilies. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard and
cumin seeds.

When the mustard splutters, add the onion
and saute till soft. Next add the ground paste and mix well and cook for
a few minutes . Add water, about 2 cups and the brinjal pieces. Cover
and cook till the brinjal is cooked but not mushy.

salt and cook uncovered for a few minutes.Put in the cooked horsegram
along with the water used to cook it and simmer.Remove from heat when it
thicken a bit.

Serve with steamed rice….

The lunch was a simple affair, an everyday meal


Bon Appetit…


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