Muthira / Horse Gram Thoran


1 cup muthira / horse gram
1/2 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4-1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
3 shallots
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


  1. Wash the horse gram and soak in water for 5-6 hours and pressure cook it adding enough water and salt for 4 whistles. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  2. Crush together grated coconut, shallots, cumin seeds, garlic clove, chilli powder, pepper powder and turmeric powder and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Add the cooked horse gram , few curry leaves and crushed coconut mixture and mix well.
  5. Adjust the salt and cook it covered for about 4-5 minutes on low flame, stirring occasionally until dry..Serve hot with rice…


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