Nov 22, 2006

Kuleeth Saaru & Usli (Horsegram soup & Stir fry)

Saaru in Konkani or Kannada is a general name for any thin flavored liquid that has to be eaten with rice. Saaru can also be savoured like a soup. Konkanis do often use the liquid from boiling any grains/legumes for making saaru.

Kuleeth Saaru served
Kuleeth Saaru Served with rice

Kuleeth/Kulthi or Horsegram is a brown flat legume. I had written more about Kuleeth in the past along with Kuleeth Dosa.

Kuleeth is cooked with lots of water, the liquid is separated and used to make saaru. The cooked kuleeth grains is used to make Kuleeth Usli, a side dish that can be eatedn along with chapathi or rice or just like a snack.

1 cup kuleeth
6-7 cloves garlic
2 green chillies
2 dry red chillies

Cook kuleeth in a pressure cooker for about 5 whistles. Drain the liquid from the kuleeth to a sauce pan. Add slit green chillies and salt and bring it to a boil. Keep boiling till the green chillies impart hotness into the saaru.

For the seasoning, roast garlic in a tsp of oil, fry broken red chillies and add to the saaru.
Kuleeth saru
Kuleeth Saaru

Serve with rice or drink like a soup.

Kuleeth Usli
Make kuleeth usli or a stir fry snack with the cooked grains.
1 cup cooked kuleeth
2 green chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard
1 tbsp shredded coconut, optional

Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai/wok. Splutter mustard seeds, add slit green chillies, curry leaves. Add cooked kuleeth, salt and a little water. Cook till all the water evaporates. Garnish with coconut.

Kuleeth Usli
Kuleeth Usli

Serve as a side dish or breakfast or snack.


Anonymous said...

yummm! this is my fav combo, i'm craving for some right now, manjula! your site is just great! brings back memories of all the food mom used to cook daily!
which rice do you use? is it ukde tandulu?
i've been lurking for sometime now, had not left a comment. i've cooked your spinach song several times, made your bhenda song and spinach song with cucumber(dosakaaya) and soy nuggets tonite, it's so delicious, it will be made often now. :)
keep up the good work. i keep checking your blog often daily to see your latest recipe :)

Manjula said...

Hi Shanta,
Thanks a lot. Feels good to get a encouraging feedback.
Yes, I use ukDe tandulu, available by the name kerala kutrimattu rice in here. I do try to post one recipe daily, but often get busy/lazy on weekends.

Anonymous said...

wa kithne kushi jalle
hey palanu.....Miggalaye mogachi bapamana udgasu illogo .....

thank you and keep continuing

Anonymous said...

Hi Manjula,

Just looking for some info on Horse Gram and came across your blog. Very nice work.
Good to know that You have the same dish in Konkani cuisine. Horsegram soup is pretty famous in andhra cuisine aswell.
Where do you buy horsegram in the US?


Manjula said...

Hi Praveen,
Many of my friends dont know what horsegram is, I keep advertising for horsegram all the time. I buy it in the Indian stores by name"kulti". See also Kuleeth dosa

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Mrs.Hegde said...

Yummy...I can taste it by just seeing the pic.This was my fav dish.we got it from the village during the rainyseason in big milk cans.My mom used to add red cucumber and some modification were made.thks for refreshing my memories.