Horse gram is a nutritious legume which is rich in protein, iron and fibre; also helps in lowering cholesterol, weight loss and menstrual problems.
It is known by Hurule in Kannada, Kollu in Tamil, Kulthi in Hindi, Ulavalu in Telugu, Muthira in Malayalam and Horse Gram in English.
Here is a tasty and healthy Horse Gram Sundal / stir fry recipe for this special occasion!
Serves: 3 to 4 persons
Horsegram - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Lemon juice - 1 to 2 tsp
Green chillies - 2 (adjust according to your spice level)
Grated coconut - 3 to 4 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 to 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Asafoetida - a pinch
Wash and soak the horse gram overnight or for about 5 to 6 hours.
Pressure cook horse gram adding little salt and nearly 2 cups of water for 3 or 4 whistles or until it becomes soft.
Drain the excess water and keep aside (don't dispose this water; you can use this in soup, rasam or sambar for its health benefits).
Grind green chillies, coconut and cumin seeds without water; keep aside.
Heat oil in a Kadai; add all the ingredients under "For Seasoning" one by one.
After it crackles add the grounded paste. Saute this in low flame for a minute till the raw smell goes.
Now add cooked horse gram and salt; continue mixing till it is mixed properly.
Finally, sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice; give it a thorough mix .
Horse Gram Sundal is now ready to serve!
Adding coriander leaves and lemon juice lifts the taste of this dish; so don't omit.