Kirlaile Kulitha Ambat

                  Kirlayil kulitha ambat means sprouted horse gram curry.This is a very healthy and protein rich curry as we use the sprouted horse gram.As we all know that horse gram is food of horse so consuming this keeps us fit as a horse.In this blog we have already given many recipes prepared with horse gram.Horse gram is sprouted as the same method of green gram sprouting.
This is a coconut based dish cooked along with Mangalore cucumber and seasoned with onions. Horse gram is hot in nature and hence should be included more during winter season.Easy method of cooking this horse gram is through pressure cooking.


  • Sprouted horse gram – 1 cup
  • Mangalore cucumber – 1 cup (chopped into cubes)
  • Coconut grated – 1 cup
  • Roasted red chillies – 6-8 nos
  • Tamarind – marble size
  • Salt to taste


  • Onions – 1  medium sized
  • Oil – 1 tsp


  1. Soak horse gram overnight.Next day morning drain the entire water and put  in a colander  or it can be tied in a thin cloth and kept covered for a full day.By next day we can see small sprouts appearing on the seeds.In the night add enough water to the bean till it sinks.Next day morning drain the water and add fresh water .Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or until soft.
  2. Chop Mangalore/coloured cucumber into cube sizes and cook them till soft.
  3. Combine both cucumber and cooked horsegram,add salt to taste
  4. Grind together coconut,roasted red chillies and tamarind to a fine paste.
  5. Add this to the cooked vegetable and bring to  a boil
  6. In a seasoning pan ,heat oil and fry finely chopped onions until they turn brown in colour.Keep an eye on the onions lest they burn.
  7. Pour this over the boiling curry and switch off the gas.
  8. Serve hot along with the rice.


  1. Do not burn the onions while frying as they may change the taste of the curry.
  2. To sprout the horse gram ,you can be kept  it in a  casserole after draining the water used for soaking.
  3. Cooking of horse gram to soft differs depending upon the quality of the bean.So check  and continue to cook further till soft to make the curry .

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