Huruli Saaru Recipe / Kudu Saaru Recipe / Horsegram Rasam Recipe

xCE17g1442669767Huruli saaru (rasam) is popularly called as Kudu Saaru in Udupi region and has a spicy, earthy flavor and tastes great with steamed rice. Horsegram rasam considered helpful for iron deficiencies, and is considered helpful for maintaining body temperature in the winter season. Saaru tastes even more delicious the next day.


  • 1 cup huruli / horse gram
  • 2 tsp tamarind extract
  • 5 red chillies
  • ½ cup fresh coconut
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp methi seeds
  • 2 strands curry leaves
  • 1 tsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp haldi / turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 6 garlic pods

Lets start the recipe step by step:

  1. Wash and pressure cook the huruli with 6 cups of water in the cooker for 1 whistle and simmer for 20 minutes.
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  2. Drain the boiled huruli and collect the thick huruli water in a container.
  3. In a pan add ½ tsp oil and roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds, curry leaves and red chilies till a nice aroma arise.
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  4. Grind this roasted masala with coconut, 2 tsp cooked huruli and a garlic pod to a fine paste adding required amount of water.
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  5.  In a thick bottom vessel add tamarind extract, haldi, salt, jaggery, huruli water, and boil well.7hurali saaru
  6. To this boiled mixture add the ground masala , mix well and boil on a slow flame for 10 minutes.8hurali saaru
  7. Add more water if saaru is too thick.
  8. Chop the garlics to small pieces or to your preference.9hurali saaru
  9. Heat the remaining oil in a tadaka pan, add mustard, curry leaves and chopped garlic and saute till garlic turns brown in color.10hurali saaru
  10. Put this tadaka into the boiling huruli saaru, cover and cook for 2 minutes.11hurali saaru 12hurali saaru
  11. Serve huruli saaru with steamed rice and papad.
  12. This saaru tastes even more delicious the next day.xCE17g1442669767

4 thoughts on “Huruli Saaru Recipe / Kudu Saaru Recipe / Horsegram Rasam Recipe

  1. What can we do with remaining cooked kollu?Is there any recipe for that? Also do we need to soak kollu overnight? Finally tanks for ur healthy rasam…


    1. Hi Krithika…. We can do palya from leftover huruli…. I will post the recipe soon… It is not necessary to soak the huruli overnight, instead we can just cook it for the longer time makes to get all the juice out of the huruli ( 1 whistle and simmer for 20 minutes)… Thanks a lot for the positive feedback..


  2. Madam pls a sambar variety that goes well with idlys .40 yrs back I had idly and sambar in a mangalore bramins(bhat) house still I have not came across such tasty sambar n idly in any restaurant or friends relatives houses


    1. A South Indian (Udupi / Mangalore) breakfast is never complete without sambar and chutney. We prepare different varieties of sambar. I will share couple of sambar recipes which you will definitely love it.


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