This dish is an authentic Kannadiga dish. It combines several types of beans which are then cooked until they are soft. The water the beans cook in is used as the base for the ‘kattu’ which is a thin gravy. The beans are then prepared as a side dish that goes well with the kattu. This is a full meal in itself with rice. Did we mention it’s loaded with protein? 

Hurali Kattu

Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Hurali (Horse gram) : 1½ cups
  • Whole Moong (with skin) : ¼ cup
  • Whole peanuts : ¼ cup
  • Whole Red Chana Dal : ¼ cup
  • Coriander Seeds (Dhania) : 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) : 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek (Methi) : ½ teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves : 10 leaves
  • Mustard seeds (Rai, Sasve) : ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the hurali, moong, peanuts and chana overnight.
  • Boil them in a pressure cooker. Note: Hurali usually takes much longer than other dals.
  • Put everything in a big vessel. Add salt and boil for 5 minutes. Add about 3 – 4 cups of water. Boil together for a few more minutes, stirring often.
  • Strain the beans and set them aside. The remaining liquid is the Kattu.
  • Roast the coriander seeds, methi and cumin seeds together. Dry grind them and add to the kattu with a little salt.
  • In a pan, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil. Add mustard. After the mustard pops, add curry leaves. Add the seasoning to the kalu.
  • Serve the Kalu and the Kattu separately.


u003cliu003eThe one ingredient you cannot substitute is Hurali, because of its distinctive taste. It is also known as Horse gram and is available in many Indian stores. It is a small, round, flat, bean with a medium brown color.u003c/liu003e
Calories: 300kcal
Course: Recipe
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