Kulith (Horsegram) and Moghe (Field Marrow) Curry

Kulith/Horsegram is the poor man’s superfood, and there are several ways it can be cooked to benefit from this superfood.

Here is a delicious curry commonly cooked in the south of India where horsegram and field marrow are grown in abundance. Field marrow called Moghe in the local konkani language is also known as Mangalore Cucumber.

Kulith & Moghe Curry

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 medium ripe Moghe (Field Marrow)
  • 1 cup Kulith (Horsegram)
  • Small piece jaggery
  • Salt to taste

Grind to a paste

  • 6 red chillies
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 5 pepper corns
  • 2 onions
  • 2 flakes garlic
  • little tamarind


  • 1 small onion
  • 4 flakes garlic
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • One sprig curry leaves


  1. Cut the moghe in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.  Do not peel.  Then cut each half, lengthwise, into 4 wedges and each wedge into 1″ cubes
  2. Pick and wash the horsegram.  Drain and roast lightly.  Pound coarsely. Alternately, you can soak the horsegram for couple of hours or overnight.
  3. Boil the horsegram till tender.
  4. Add the moghe pieces and cook till almost done.
  5. Meanwhile grind the masala to a paste. 
  6. Add the masala paste to the horsegram and moghe, add salt, jaggery and water as required and cook till oil surfaces.
  7. Take a pan, heat 2 tbsp. oil, when hot add the mustard seeds, garlic, curry leaves and sliced onions and fry till light brown.
  8. Add tempering to the curry.
  9. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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