Hello dear readers! I’m back after a long break. Today I will share the recipe of Kulitha Koddel, a traditional G.S.B curry . We use the basic masala for most of our curries but some curry is prepared spicy and some less spicy. Koddel is usually tempered with garlic. And I temper loads of it as I love garlic. Kulith means ‘Horsegram’ . Traditionally G.S.B’s prepare horsegram on Saturdays. I’m not aware of the myth behind it . But we prepare it on other days too. The best combination with this curry is either bamboo shoots/Kirlu or Banana stem/Gabbo as an accompaniment.Other combinations pumpkin stem and raw jackfruit . All the elements has its own taste, it enhances the dish very well and has health benefits too. There are endless recipes to share in the space. I found the picture of this curry while searching for something else and thought of sharing it before it gets drowned in my folders. Stay tuned for more interesting recipes!!
Horsegram/Kulith – 1 cup
Garlic – 8 – 10 , smashed with the skin
Coconut oil – 2 tsp approx
Bamboo shoots or banana stem – 1 cup*
Salt – to taste
Ingredients for the masala:
Grated coconut – 2 cups
Roasted short red chillies – 4
Roasted byadgi chillies – 3
Tamarind – 2 pinches *
- Cook horsegram for 2 whistles in the cooker adding enough water and lower the flame for 10 minutes.
- Cook until done if not cooked.
- Once cooked add salt to taste and take a boil.
- Keep it aside.
- Cook the kirlu or Gabbo separately until cooked.
- Add salt to taste once cooked.
- Keep it aside.
- Grind all the ingredients mentioned to a fine paste/ masala.
- Mix masala, cooked horsegram and cooked gabbo or kirlu.
- Add water and adjust the consistency.
- Keep it medium thin.
- Take a good boil and check the salt.
- Heat coconut oil in a seasoning pan and roast the smashed garlic until brown in colour.
- Season it to the dish and close the lid immediately.
- Serve it hot with rice.
- Kirlu means tender bamboo shoots.
- Take 2 to 3 whistles in a cooker to cook it and simmer it for 10 minutes.
- Gabbo means banana plant stem.
- Remove the thread while chopping it into roundels.
- Cook it in a vessel separately until it gets cooked.
- Use either bamboo or banana stem.
- Don’t use both the elements.
- You may also use hog plums instead of tamarind.
- Use around 5 of it for the above measurements.