Healthy, nutritious & diabetic-friendly recipe…
If you are not familiar with horse gram, let me introduce this super legume. Power-packed, rich in protein, nutrients & fiber and has phenomenal medicinal properties.
- Diabetic-friendly- has the ability to lower high blood sugar.
- High in antioxidants.
- Prevents kidney stones
- Helps in weight loss
- Great for the bones
- Increases your blood hemoglobin due to its high iron content.
Availability: Available at most Indian stores.
After knowing the health benefits of horse gram, I couldn’t resist including this in my diet. This was the first time I cooked with horse gram. Can be treated like any other lentil or legume & a variety of dishes can be made out of it.
Before cooking, soak the horse gram in water for at least a couple of hours or overnight the better. It’s a hard legume, soaking will soften the horse gram.
I’ve made a curry of it, also added the super green Kale, harvested from my garden. Healthy, nutritious & tasty horse gram & kale curry. Can be served with rice, roti or can be enjoyed as a soup.
Horse gram is called
- In Tamil: Kollu
- In Malayalam: Muthira
- In Hindi: Kulthi
- Onion, chopped- 1
- Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
- Tomatoes, chopped- 2
- Kale leaves, chopped- 3 cups
- Horse Gram , soaked- 1 cup
- Chili powder- 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
- Cumin powder- 1 tsp
- Coriander powder- 2 tsp
- Salt- 1½ tsp
- Water- 2½ cups
- Ghee- 2 tbsp
- Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
- Dried red chilies- 2
- Kashmiri chili powder- ½ tsp
- Soak the horse gram in water for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- I've cooked this curry in the Instant Pot Ultra model 6 quarts.
- If you don't have an Instant Pot, use a pressure cooker.
- Add all the ingredients mentioned 'for pressure cooking' into the stainless steel pot.
- Combine well.
- Close the pot with the lid.
- Select pressure cook setting, set time to 30 minutes at high pressure.
- After 30 minutes of pressure cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. After that do a quick pressure release.
- Open the lid.
- Remove the stainless steel pot from the main pot & keep covered.
- Let's make the tadka or tempering.
- Place a small frying pan over medium heat.
- Add ghee, add mustard seeds let splutter.
- Add cumin seeds, saute for a few seconds.
- Add dried red chilies & Kashmiri chili powder.
- Combine well.
- Immediately, pour the tadka or tempering over the curry.
- Keep the curry covered for a few minutes.
- Enjoy this healthy, nutritious & tasty curry with rice or roti, or enjoy it as a soup.